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Registered Psychologist

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

  • STATUS:               Part-Time  and Full-time Employment
  • PROGRAMS:        Mental Health Assessment & Treatment Services (InFocus / COMPASS)
  • LOCATIONS:        Various Cities in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Psychologist is responsible for the facilitation of education classes, relaxation training groups, and individual psychological treatment/counselling sessions within the context of the Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Services.

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

All Registered Psychologists comply with the ethical and professional standards as outlined by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Registered Psychologists also comply with Back in Motion’s Code of Ethical Conduct.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides education classes on a variety of subjects relevant to the Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Services.
  • Provides short-term, one-on-one psychological support and/or treatment to the Mental Health Assessment and Treatment Services; this may include provision of empirically validated psychological treatment (such as Cognitive Behavioural Treatment);
  • Provides time-limited, empirically validated psychological treatment (such as Cognitive Behavioural Treatment) for clients with a range of presenting problems/diagnoses;
  • Provides psychological treatment within a rehabilitation context and be able to maintain a focus on successful and durable return to work;
  • Maintains treatment goals that are realistic in the context of the program and program length;
  • Completes intake, progress, and discharge reports in a timely manner and as specified in agreements laid out with customer;
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date clinical notes and other records;
  • Works effectively in an multidisciplinary team environment; communicate and consult with team members as appropriate;
  • Communicates effectively and professionally, as appropriate, with the referral source/customer;
  • Demonstrates solid clinical judgment;
  • Provides crisis intervention as required;
  • Adheres to Back In Motion policies/procedures/practices, as well as standards of service;
  • Reviews contracts and ensures adherence to contractual obligations/responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Excellent knowledge of the practice of counselling in a rehabilitation environment.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or equivalent

Registration: 

  • Applicants must be registered OR eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.

Skills & Attributes:

Required

  • Good organizational and writing skills are essential, and experience working with third-party payers and an understanding rehabilitation and disability issues are an asset.
  • Excellent skills in providing short-term psychological treatment/counselling and skills training.
  • Knowledge of effective pain management strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working in a rehabilitation context.
  • Experience working with third party providers.
  • Experience treating clients who have experienced trauma would be an asset

Technical Skills

None

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