Psychologist (PhD) - Child & Adolescent Services - Mental Health & Addictions

This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are not required to re-apply.

 

​Req ID: 101062
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern  Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital  
Department: MHA EZ Child & Adolescent Services
Type of Employment: Permanent  Hourly FT  (100%  FTE) x 1  position(s)
Status: Unifor Hlthcare  position
Posting Closing Date: 15-Jul-22


Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

Responsibilities

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services requires a Psychologist to function as part of a multidisciplinary team providing services to children and adolescents for preschool, school age and adolescents with either general mental health disorders, or neurodevelopmental disorders that also have a mental health component. The psychologist will be providing assessment, intervention and consultation for a variety of conditions (behavioral and mental health) that co-occur with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The psychologist will also provide collaborative treatment planning and supervision of behavioral interventionists on the team and periodically be required to administer psychological testing/assessments. The psychologist has a caseload and also provides consultative services to the team.

 

Recruitment incentives and relocation may be offered to the successful candidate based on qualifying criteria.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology from an educational institution acceptable to the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology
  • Registered or eligible to register with the appropriate regulatory body within the Province of Nova Scotia
  • Advanced training and experience in child and adolescent mental health
  • Three years clinical training and experience in providing psychological services to children and adolescents with mental health, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Advanced Knowledge of the DSM 5 and ability to use to assess and diagnose childhood mental health disorders (ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavior disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders) concurrent disorders and the ability to identify and refer on more severe disorders (e.g. psychosis, bipolar)
  • Diagnostic training and experience, completing mental health assessments  and implementing evidence based treatment plans for children and adolescents
  • Experience completing psychoeducational and other psychological assessments
  • Demonstrated  leadership skills in working collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a flexible work schedule and environme
  • Demonstrated expertise to practice  behavior management, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy for children and adolescents, and brief therapy models
  • Exemplary ability to coordinate the development of effective linkages with other agencies such as, justice, education, social service and community agencies as needed
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis and suicide risk assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a flexible work schedule and environment
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis and suicide risk assessment and intervention
  • Experience providing supervision
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy in a manner consistent with the policies and standards of Mental Health Services and NSHA
  • Group facilitation is required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) and Child Abuse Registry to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application.  Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

 

Hours of Work

Permanent Full-time (100%) Position; 75.00 Hours Bi-weekly

 

Travel may be required, access to reliable vehicle.

 

Evening shifts may be required.

Salary Information

PhD Psychologist IV (HTH067):

$52.95 - $58.83 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives 

​This is a Healthcare  bargaining unit - UNIFOR  position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

 

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