LP 5A - High Risk/Outreach Clinician, CYMH - LOCATIONS ADDED, VACANCY DETAILS AMENDED & CLOSING DATE EXTENDED Position Classification
Licensed Psychologist 5A Union
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CASalary Range
$80,638.63 - $101,367.89 annually (plus $38.87 bi-weekly isolation allowance for the Prince Rupert location; $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance for the Smithers location) Close Date
5/17/2022 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development Ministry Branch / Division
Service Delivery, SDA 41 - Northwest Job Summary High Risk/Outreach Clinician, CYMHLicensed Psychologist 5A
Amendment May 3, 2022: Vacancy details and locations updated, posting closing date extended to Tuesday May 17, 2022
There are 3 regular full time vacancies available; 1 vacancy in each of the following locations: Terrace, Prince Rupert* and Smithers*.
(*These locations are eligible for Isolation Allowance )
This position is also posted as a SPO MH 25 under Req 85957 and a Nurse 7 under Req 85961
An eligibility list may be established.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .This is your opportunity to work with families facing difficult challenges and help make a difference
In 2019, the Province of BC announced a new strategy, A Pathway To Hope, that aims to address service gaps and to integrate service delivery for mental health and substance use services. As part of this strategy, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), is expanding specialized services for children and youth with severe mental health and/or substance use conditions that require intensive services. The Step Up Step Down (SUSD) Outreach Service, will be composed of specialized clinical staff and outreach workers who will provide mental health and substance use treatment for at-risk children and youth through in-person and virtual outreach services.
The High Risk/Outreach Clinician provides short term, intensive clinical services including risk assessment, safety planning, crisis intervention and stabilization care plans for children and youth experiencing acute mental health and/or substance use challenges. The High Risk/Outreach Clinician provides urgent mental health care in community, using an integrated service approach, to reduce the need for hospitalization and provide aftercare to help clients return home to community from inpatient services. The High Risk/Outreach Clinician works closely with families and caregivers to support the implementation of treatment recommendations and the day-to-day care and supervision of children and youth experiencing acute mental health and/or substance use challenges.
Through consultation, the High Risk/Outreach Clinician collaborates with regional service providers and will build and maintain relationships with community mental health and substance use services, local hospitals and Indigenous agencies to support continuity of care and integrated service delivery for children, youth and families. The High Risk/Outreach Clinician will support the implementation and development of regional High Intensity Outreach Team services and the alignment of services within the A Pathway To Hope provincial strategy.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Danielle.Plummer@gov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
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Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.JOB REQUIREMENTS:To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Ph.D. in clinical/applied psychology, and registered with, or eligible for, registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia as a Psychologist.
- NOTE:If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services ( ICES ). You must provide a basic report by the closing date of this posting to be considered.
- Completion of a psychological pre-or post-doctoral internship of 1600 hours in a child and youth mental health or hospital setting with specialization in formal psychological assessment, diagnoses and treatment of mental health disorders.
- Experience in clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
- Minimum of one year full-time equivalent experience working with children and youth and their families, with responsibility for providing a wide range of community based mental health services.
- Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver's licence with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
- One or more years of recent experience providing services to youth experiencing problematic substance use and mental health challenges and their families/caregivers.
- Recent experience providing services utilizing an outreach model.
- Recent experience providing services utilizing a strength-based case management model and multi-disciplinary wrap around services.
- Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
Please refer to the Job Profile for the full list of willingness/ proviso requirements.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:Cover Letter: NO
- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.Resume: YES
- A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE)
- As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.IMPORTANT:
Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.Job Category
Community and Social Services