Preadolescent Treatment Program (PTP): Psychologist

Submitted by Human Resources on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:04

The PTP program has a position opening for full-time Psychologist.

PTP is a trauma-informed, attachment-based, Therapeutic Campus-Based Care (TCBC) program serving children between the ages of 5 and 12. We use the Neurosequential Model (NM); an evidence-based practice developed by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. In doing so, PTP provides a relationally rich environment with present, attuned, attentive and responsive caregivers. We strive to ensure a safe, predictable, nurturing environment designed to increase self-regulation and reduce maladaptive behaviours. As the children become more self-regulated, it opens the door for more opportunities to improve connections to family, communities and culture.

Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education for children, youth and families who may experience emotional and psychological disorders, mental illness, behavioural and developmental challenges.

We view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a supportive team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Treatment responsibilities.
  • Attend the intake conference of all children referred to them.
  • Complete appropriate assessments of the case; including psycho-educational assessments as needed.
  • Maintain a direct liaison with each team member.
  • Attend the first team meeting (within 45 days of the child's admission) and all subsequent team meetings as per policy.
  • Complete all professional, clinical documents (e.g., Interpretive Summaries, Clinical Directives and CAFAS).
  • Ensure effective communication and follow-through of all treatment directives.
  • Initiate the review, evaluation and updating of the treatment plan.
  • Ensure that parents and the Case Worker are kept in touch, informed and appropriately involved.
  • Consult on all major treatment plans and decisions.
  • Ensure and provide clinical service as appropriate.
  • Arrange for the required after care and post discharge supports and follow-through.
  • Attend all significant clinical decision-making meetings including:
    • Intake conferences
    • Team meetings
    • Psychiatric reviews
    • Transfer conferences
    • Court appearances; and
    • Discharge conferences.
  • Provide the clinical directives for all children by attending to the following activities:
    • Monitoring, evaluating and modifying the treatment plans.
    • Supervising the implementation of treatment.
    • Reviewing all documentation.
    • Maintaining close personal knowledge of, and involvement with each person served.
    • Being available (on call) to deal with serious clinical or milieu matters.
    • Serving as clinical consultant.
  • Attend to Agency-wide responsibilities, including:
    • Consultation in any program when called upon.
    • Staff training - in service and advanced education.
    • Public relations.
    • Supervision of field placement students from educational centers.
    • Senior staff meetings.
    • Court hearings.
    • Research.
    • Development and promotion of the Agency treatment philosophy.
    • Legal and ethical responsibilities pertaining to children's therapeutic programs and to the Agency as a whole.
  • Participate in professional development activities.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Counselling or Clinical Psychology from a recognized University; related experience in clinical areas.
  • Current registration and/or eligibility for registration within a professional College in Alberta.
  • Extensive experience working in clinical programs or TCBC settings with youth, young adults and families.
  • Excellent interpersonal qualities including: maturity, flexibility, effective communication and relationship building skills.
  • Sound clinical judgment.
  • High professional and ethical standards, working in accordance with ethical codes adopted by their profession and endorsed by the Agency.
  • Certified in the Neurosequential Model is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the HOMES system is preferred.
  • Willingness to be on call and available for program consultation.

How to apply:

1. If interested, please direct your e-mail, cover letter, and updated resume to:  careers@hullservices.ca
2. Please indicate “Your Full Name – Psychologist” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Closing date: Monday, August 12, 2019

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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