Vanier Children's Services
Mar 28, 2020
Position Summary: This position provides a full range of diagnostic, assessment, consultation, therapeutic counseling and treatment services for children and their families, including the provision of any licensed acts as permitted by the College of Psychologists of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professionals Act and Psychology Act. The function of this position is to meet the psychological service needs for the team, as defined by the Team Leader. The primary duties are to complete psychological assessments and provide consultation to teams regarding clients and programs. Education/Training/Experience: Doctoral level degree in Psychology The doctoral degree should include at least one year of pre–doctoral residency training. Must be registered as a Psychologist by the College of Psychologists of Ontario: Must have either: Child as a Client Group on the Declaration of Competence, or An active Retraining Plan to add Child as a Client Group on the Declaration of Competence Must have either: Clinical Psychology as an Area on the Declaration of Competence, or An active Retraining Plan to add Clinical Psychology as an Area on the Declaration of Competence Must have either: Assessment/Evaluation and Intervention/Consultation as Activities and Services on the Statement of Competence, or An active Retraining Plan to add Assessment/Evaluation and Intervention/Consultation as Activities and Services on the Statement of Competence For Autonomous members, must have either: No limitation that would prevent the completion of usual duties at Vanier, or An active Retraining Plan to remove the limitation Preferred items on the Declaration of Competence: Areas of Counselling Psychology, School Psychology, or both Client Groups of Adolescents, Families, or both Training regarding client behaviour is required for all employees. This training will be provided to staff within the agency, and candidates for this position are not expected to have this training upon entry into the position current driver’s license preferred Meets standards for on–going professional development as established by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Maintains current knowledge of assessment, treatment and related issues through familiarity with recent scientific journals and other sources of information. Verbal and written communication skills necessary to provide counseling and consultation and to produce formal reports for publication and presentation to the public as well as expert testimony. Demonstrated skills in administration/interpretation of standardized tests. Understands and synthesizes complex material. Designs pure and applied research projects. Solves complex clinical problems. Broad knowledge base of therapeutic modalities with children. Provides treatment in at least one modality. Maintains a level of professional conduct independently as a regulated practitioner under the professional and ethical guidelines of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and has a teaching/training role in areas of specialization and provides professional consultation to staff Use of computer. Keyboarding skills to enter reports and case notes onto computerized information system. Perceptual motor coordination and dexterity to administer tests. Relates to children and their families to provide professional services. Relates with other professionals: (team members, outside professionals). These skills include tact, persuasion, diplomacy and patience to provide professional supervision and direction. Relates on a professional basis in legal contexts. Responsible for upholding ethical and professional standards as determined by the College of Psychologists of Ontario Psychological tests must be administered and interpreted with accuracy and validity. The interpretation of findings must be communicated accurately to parents, colleagues, and professionals. High standards of clinical practice are necessary to ensure competent delivery of therapeutic approaches and confidentiality Clinical supervision of students and residents depending on agency need. Supervisees are functioning under the license of the psychologist. Works as an independent practitioner with direction from the Team Leader.