Forensic Assessment Outpatient Services (FAOS) provides mandated outpatient assessment and treatment to a client population who have come into conflict with the legal/justice system. The team is comprised of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychometrists, Registered Nurses and Family Counsellors. This provincial program provides forensic mental health services to urban and rural centres throughout Central and Southern Alberta. The Psychologist II - Forensic Assessment Outpatient Service works with a high degree of independence within broad guidelines and in accordance with program and professional standards. You will provide clinical assessment and treatment and conduct assessments in a wide variety of areas such as cognitive functioning, personality, vocational and behavioral assessment and organicity screening. You will provide treatment in a range of Psychological Therapies such as individual Psychotherapy, group therapy, as well as family and behavioral therapies as appropriate and provide Psychological consultation to members of the interdisciplinary team and to outside professionals and agencies in an appropriate manner. You will prepare reports to the legal system including court reports for the purpose of pre-sentence disposition, risk/recidivism management and/or pre-trial fitness (in consort with Psychiatry). In addition you will participate in program development and evaluation, staff training and in-service education to community partners/stakeholders, and education/training to other disciplines internal to AHS and within the program in a formal and informal manner. You will demonstrate a commitment to collaborative practice; respect for diversity using a supportive, non-judgmental approach; communication skills and the ability to work in a flexible interdisciplinary setting; conflict resolution, problem solving, critical thinking and leadership skills.
As a Psychologist II, you will provide advanced clinical services (including psychological assessment, diagnosis and/or intervention), consultation and education to the interprofessional team and patients/families, and/or provides clinical leadership and coordination in an assigned program area. This is an advanced level psychology position that will allow you to work with or within teams to provide and inform services for patients with complex and multi-dimensional medical, psychological, interpersonal, environmental and/or instrumental needs. You will consult, collaborate, and enact initiatives to ensure that practices are evidence based and in alignment with psychology standards of practice and code of ethics, as well as policy, legislation and regulations. You will be expected to lead, facilitate and/or participate in program, policy, and procedure development, service planning, staff development, quality improvement and evaluation, and/or research activities as identified by the needs of the service area(s). You may provide supervision to doctoral level psychology residents, master's level interns, provisional psychologists, psychometrists and other team members.
Classification: Psychologist II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Forensic Assmt OP (N)
Primary Location: Sunridge Professional Bldg
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 24-SEP-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 04-OCT-2019
Temporary End Date: 15-JUL-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 20
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $50.18
Maximum Salary: $66.63
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of doctoral degree in Psychology in an applied area relevant to the practice setting from a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) or American Psychological Association (APA) program. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Active or eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Completion of an approved CPA/APA Doctoral internship with a concentration focus/emphasis in Forensic Mental Health. Full registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). Experience as a Forensic Psychologist within the last 3 years. Knowledge and/or use of current actuarial risk assessment tools and structured professional judgement tools related to forensic mental health. (i.e. HCR-20 V3, STATIC-99R, STABLE). Experience writing clinical assessment reports for the purpose of use in legal criminal court proceedings. Therapeutic skill set working with the offender population and in particular with domestic and sexual violence offenders. (i.e. treatment groups). Solid interpersonal communication skills, interviewing techniques and writing skills; working knowledge of mental health/mental illness.
Minimum 1 year experience as a Registered Psychologist in a mental health setting within the last 5 years. Training and experience in group therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based modalities. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention within the last 2 years.