Psychologist Assistant, Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission

PHSA - Port Coquitlam, BC (30+ days ago)

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Psychologist Assistant

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Port Coquitlam, BC

$31.36/hr - $39.10/hr

Under the work direction of the Forensic Psychologist, the Psychologist Assistant administers and scores general and specialized forensic psychological tests, including neuropsychological screens, malingering measures, personality tests and risk assessment/management tools for adults who are in conflict with the law at various locations such as the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, FPSC Regional Clinics, correctional centres, or probation offices dependent upon the situation. Observes client’s behaviour such as his or her affect, motivation, response to failure and success, and any evidence of perceptual disturbances or bizarre behavior during testing, and provides the Forensic Psychologist with verbal and/or written descriptions of the client’s behaviour.

What you’ll do

Administers and scores self-report inventories (e.g., MMPI-2, MCMI-IV), neuropsychological screening batteries (e.g. WAIS-IV, WMS-IV), and tests (e.g. CVLT-II, WCST) by using standardized administration procedures, objective scoring procedures, and knowledge at the Undergraduate level on psychological testing within a criminal justice context.
Provides the Forensic Psychologist with verbal and/or written descriptions of the client’s behaviour during testing by observing client’s behaviour such as his or her affect, motivation, response to failure and success, and any evidence of perceptual disturbances or bizarre behavior.
Administers specialized forensic assessment measures as directed by the Forensic Psychologist to assist with assessing risk and treatment needs of an individual currently subject to criminal justice proceedings (i.e. Court disposition and BC Review Board hearing). Scope of assessments may include the determination of risk to reoffend, malingering and other pathological considerations relevant in the completion of a comprehensive forensic psychological assessment.
Prepares and maintains a variety of records, reports, and charts according to established procedures by documenting test results, noting clearly any observations on clients behaviour, and working closely with Forensic Psychologist and Regional Clinic Manager/Director Rehabilitation Services.
Participates in educational meetings, forensic psychology staff meetings, and may attend treatment team conferences.
Participates in research activities as requested by methods such as conducting literature reviews, assisting with the preparation and submission of research applications to Research Ethics Boards, and assisting with the preparation and submission of research funding applications to funding agencies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
Recognized training and/ or experience in administering a wide variety of psychodiagnostic tests.
Specialized academic course and experience in forensic psychology including risk assessment and risk management for specific areas of offending (i.e. sexual assault, spousal assault and violence).
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Casual Opportunity
$31.36/hr - $39.10/hr
70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam, BC
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Work Days: Rotating
Hours of Work: Rotating
Requisition Number: 96648

What we do

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.