Counselling Psychologist – 3 Year Term

Status: 
Open
Competition Open Date: 
Monday, 4 December 2017
Position Type: 
Full Time
Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

YWCA Edmonton is a dynamic organization. The candidate will be flexible and adaptable in order to meet the changing needs of the community we serve. We are looking for someone who not only possesses strong clinical skills, but also has the desire to be a leader. They will demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making skills. This individual can create opportunities for growth and is not afraid of change.    

The ideal candidate will have a passion for working in a collaborative, supportive work environment. They will be an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills. Our candidate will model a solid comprehension and practice of personal and professional boundaries. They will be encouraged to further their area of competency and fulfilling other areas of interests in providing groups, workshops, community outreach, supervision and student training.

YWCA Edmonton is a strong advocate for healthy work/life balance and delivers on an open-door policy agency wide. If you need help, you will find it.

Major Responsibilities:

Direct Client Services

  • Able to develop and implement effective and appropriate therapeutic goals, strategies and techniques that best meet the clients’ needs
  • Conduct themselves in accordance with the program’s philosophies of accessibility, respect for multi-cultural differences, feminist ideology and trauma-informed approach
  • Has experience providing crisis intervention services (e.g. suicide risk assessments and safety plans)
  • Perform advocacy work on behalf of our clients
  • Demonstrate strong case management skills (e.g. maintenance of individual case notes that clearly document pertinent observations, significant factors, goals, action plans, outcomes and any substantive communications with clients or on behalf of clients)
  • Facilitate a minimum of two psychotherapy groups per year
  • Opportunity to provide counselling services at a local women’s shelter

Supervision

  • Provide training and supervision of Registered Provisional Psychologists, practicum students, and volunteer counsellors
  • Assist with interviewing and selecting practicum students and other relevant positions, as needed
  • Ability to lead and support an evening team of therapists, students, and administrative staff
  • Review and restructure current peer meeting procedure to enhance training program

Administration

  • Provide input and recommendations on strategic planning for all departmental programs
  • Effective verbal and written skills, including the ability to gather data and generate reports
  • Act as a liaison with other agencies/professionals in the community; networking skills an asset
Qualifications: 
  • A Registered Psychologist, in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology 
  • A minimum of two years of clinical experience as a Registered Psychologist and a minimum of five years of directly related experience
  • Possess experience in the area of family violence and trauma
  • Experience working with minors and families an asset
  • Able to facilitate psychotherapy and/or psychoeducational groups
  • Able to supervise practicum students and Registered Provisional Psychologists 
Contact Details: 

Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae via email or in-person to:

Ashley Lim, M.Ed.
Registered Psychologist
Director of Counselling Services &
Youth Leadership Programs

YWCA Edmonton
4th Floor Empire Building
10080 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1V9

Fax: 780-488.6077
Email: a.lim@ywcaedm.org

Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is found. Anticipated start time is January 2018. 

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