Psychologist – Early Psychosis Intervention (epi) (full Time)

Northern Health

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Specialized Services department. The Psychologist is in charge of psychological services for the Early Psychosis Intervention Program and is responsible for the provision of a full range of psychology services within a multidisciplinary team that provides mental health services to the community. Provides expertise including assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation in conjunction with team members and existing community care networks. This position provides a regional service and may perform some duties virtually.Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days – 08:00 to 16:00Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.What Northern Health has to offer you!• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits. • Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions• Employee referral program• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.New grads will be considered for this role as a development opportunity. Additional supports and mentorship will be discussed during the interview process. Qualifications • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from a recognized university, plus five (5) years recently related experience in the provision of mental health services including two (2) years in adolescent and youth mental health. Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.• Valid Class V BC Driver’s licence and possession of a personal vehicle with business insurance coverage.Skills and Abilities: • Ability to be in charge of a psychological service.• Comprehensive knowledge and skill in working with adolescents with mental health problems, familytherapy, and group therapy.• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the diagnostic criteria pertaining to psychiatric diagnosis and early psychosis.• Demonstrated knowledge of family dynamics and family systems theory, crisis intervention, childprotection and related legislation, and the full continuum of services available to youth and families.• Demonstrated knowledge of the development stages of an individual within the family life cycle and the related psychosocial issues that may occur.• Demonstrated knowledge of developmental theories, family and social dynamics, treatment andbehaviour management modalities and psychological testing and interpretation.• Ability to prepare comprehensive written assessments.• Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation.• Demonstrated sound knowledge of the service delivery system at the local, health authority andprovincial level.• Demonstrated ability in implementing policies and procedures.• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.• Ability to deal effectively with others including the ability to work in a team and client-focusedenvironment.• Demonstrated ability and skills to provide effective therapy to adults with various mental disorders.• Ability to plan, implement, organize, and prioritize work.• Ability to operate related equipment.• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.Who we areNorthern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.