Psych/Counselling/Social Work
ALB00155575 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury is a 48 bed facility that provides care for patients with acquired brain injury through an interdisciplinary approach. The program is a progressive and expanding service with a commitment to professional development and excellence. Reporting to the Unit Manager, you will be responsible for assessing, planning and implementing client centered treatment programs for patients with acquired brain injury, participating as a key member of the interdisciplinary team.


As a Psychologist I, you will work with or within teams to provide a range of standard level psychology services to patients and their families within the established standards, directives, and policies for the work environment. Your services may include: psychological screening and/or assessment, diagnosis, interventions, rehabilitation, prevention and promotion, as well as education activities. You will collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals in planning and implementing services that align with best practice and ethical and professional standards. You will provide input to the interprofessional team related to psychological factors, barriers and dynamics that influence client treatment planning, participation, outcomes and team functioning, and consults/collaborates with teams and community services. Your duties may also include providing supervision to psychometrists, provisional psychologists and/or masters level psychology students, and providing input into program, policy and/or procedure development in addition to participating in formal research initiatives.

  • Classification: Psychologist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: Ponoka CC Psyc MH Brain Injury
  • Primary Location: Cent. Ctr for MH and Brain Inj
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 31-AUG-2020
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 10-SEP-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 20
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $41.58
  • Maximum Salary: $55.25
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of master's degree in Psychology in an applied area relevant to the practice setting from an accredited university program. Active or eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

You have strong communication and organization skills and a demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team. You demonstrate excellent observation, organization and communication skills. You are able to communicate findings in a concise and accurate manner. You have strong problem solving and interpersonal skills. CPR required – BLS for Health Care Providers Level C. You are physically capable of carrying out the duties of this position as you may be required to transfer, reposition and mobilize patients as well as manage behavioral problems resulting from the brain injury.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the administration or psychological instruments including the GOAT, RBANS, BIT, BTA and BELLS as administration, scoring and interpretation is a major aspect of this position. A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience as a registered psychologist working in a counselling setting. Greater than 6 months experience in working in neurology with stroke and brain injured patients is desired. Strong assessment and reporting skills to meet professional standards.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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