Job Details

    Job Title : 1159 Psychologist
    Company Name : First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Vancouver, BC, CA
    Post Date : 2018-02-12
    Close Date : 2018-03-14
    How To Apply:

    Description :

    Are you looking to shape the future of healthcare for First Nations communities in BC? You are an experienced clinician with advanced level expertise in mental health and wellness. You practice from an Indigenous worldview that recognizes and respects the values, beliefs and customs of individuals, families and communities. In this role, you will provide consultation to community mental health teams and support the Mental Health and Wellness outreach team. You will also provide clinical consultation and counselling to clients and ensure they are provided with quality care. You will develop and facilitate workshops and training programs related to the needs of communities.

    1. Serves as senior clinician to the capacity building focused Hub team by providing consultation, clinical expertise and leadership during the planning, development and implementation of capacity oriented projects (i.e.: trainings, workshops, in-service).
    2. Provides clinical consultation to other MH&W Project team members, namely the Outreach Mobile Team.
    3. Provides clinical consultation, assessment/testing and short-term clinical support to community-based health teams.
    4. Provides senior level clinical counselling, assessment and consultation to community members who were referred to the Mental Health and Wellness Project for assistance.
    5. Develops, plans and facilitates workshops, trainings and curriculum design related to community based mental health and wellness needs.
    6. Reports and provides updates regularly with the Mental Health and Wellness Advisor- VI Region, regarding community incidents.
    7. Provides regular updates to Project Manager, and senior level consultation related to ongoing and anticipated issues regarding clinical duties.
    8. Reviews, assesses, and manages caseloads from the regions by Interpreting, integrating, and documenting data collected throughout clinical process in data management system available.
    9. Monitors and tracks capacity building milestones, such as workshop building, curriculum design, training facilitation, and ensures regular updates in task management system.
    10. Advocates for and participates in working to infuse Cultural ceremony, tradition and customs into and around related duties where appropriate.
    11. Provides referrals to external agencies, internal services, traditional healers and other culturally relevant resources.
    12. Provides advocacy or helps determine appropriate resources for advocacy.
    13. Assesses and documents systemic barriers and challenges identified as potential pre-disposing factors related to the incident.
    14. Collaborates with First Nation Leadership and Health Leads regarding clinical matters and recommendations based thereupon.
    15. Ensures client/family/community confidentiality and privacy in accordance with professional regulatory guidelines and following standards of practice and legal requirements.
    16. Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Education and Occupational Certification
    * A Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from a recognized university
    * Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia
    * Advanced training in threat/risk assessment and/or trauma response preferred

    * Knowledge and experience with short-term clinical modalities
    * Knowledge and experience with clinical consultation
    * Knowledge of assessment and screening tools and modalities in determining suicide and violence risk and threat
    * Knowledge of relevant socio-historical events relevant to First Nations in Canada
    * Knowledge of the importance of critical reflection in practice
    * Familiarity with traditional healing practices, customs, values and traditions of local First Nations
    * Excellent communication skill

    Employee Class: Permanent
    Application Deadline: January 21, 2018 at 4:00pm

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