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Psych/Counselling/Social Work
ALB00233399 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, reporting to the Program Manager, Community Addiction and Mental Health, Central Zone - East you will provide emergent intervention, screening, risk and mental health assessment, provisional diagnostic and treatment planning services to adults with acute, and chronic psychiatric disorders. Service is primarily provided to adult clinic but you may on occasion respond to clients needs of all age group with addiction and psychiatric disorders, i.e., children, adolescents, adults. This Psychologist I position is responsible for assessment/intervention, direct assistance in problem solving and short - and long-term case management, focusing on functional living skills, and community stabilization, for those with short-term and chronic mental health issues in a variety of community settings. Direct client care includes responding, screening, and prioritizing service, conducting necessary assessment and providing treatment to clients including mental status and risk assessments and therapy. Familiarity with mental health legislation is essential to provide both education; clinical care and collaborative working relationships with other health professionals. Utilizing a variety of treatment modalities you will provide consultation to community agencies, physicians, and other key stakeholders in the care continuum of addiction and mental health.


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: CZ KILLAM MHC PC Clinics18
  • Primary Location: Killam Mental Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 05-NOV-2021
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 15-NOV-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 31-MAY-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $41.58
  • Maximum Salary: $55.25
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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:

As an active and supportive treatment member, you have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently. You are a self-directed, highly motivated individual with exceptional leadership, organizational, and problem solving that is able to manage change and deal with a fast paced.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with rural health care delivery. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Experience in various treatment modalities.

Please note:

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

Hiring Requirements:

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

COVID-19 Immunization: Proof of full immunization against COVID-19. Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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