Clinical Psychologist for children, youth, and families

Posted 7 months ago

Family-Therapy is located in the West end of Ottawa. We provide mental health psychological, and psychotherapy services to children, youth, individuals, couples, and families.

Position Description

  • Provide clinical psychological services to children, youth, and families.
  • Maintain client records by documenting client assessments, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, and policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
  • Remain abreast of current literature and relevant developments in clinical practice.
  • Maintain professional competence through ongoing professional development.
  • Be able to conduct a comprehensive psycho-educational assessment to determine an individual’s strengths and weaknesses and provide feedback to individuals and their families.

Must possess one of the following sets of credentials with competencies in assessment, treatment and therapy for adults and couples:

  • PhD or Psy.D. in clinical psychology and must be currently registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with a certificate authorizing autonomous practice as a psychologist; or
  • Master’s degree in clinical psychology and must be currently registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with a certificate authorizing autonomous practice as a psychological associate.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Recent and relevant experience in the field of mental health working directly with children, teens, adults, and families as a clinical psychologist, utilizing experiential therapy, play therapy, attachment based therapy in community-based, outpatient programs or in private practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of principles regarding child, youth, and family therapy, including current models of both short-term and long-term intervention.
  • Ability to advocate for youth and children, while working within the family system perspective.
  • Ability to conduct and score Psycho-educational Testing for children and adults.
  • Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and intermediate computer skills.
  • Proven leadership and self-initiative, and demonstrated ability to utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Licensed to provide couples counseling is an asset
  • Fluency in English is a must.  Fluency in French is an asset.  Ability to speak other languages is also an asset.

Personal Suitability

  • Demonstrated belief in lifelong learning and evidence-based practice.
  • Ability to working independently within a team context.
  • Desire and willingness to participate in and conduct regular peer consultation.
  • Ability to develop good interpersonal relationships with peers, other professionals, clients, and families.
  • Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
  • Clear criminal record check is required.
  • Availability to work day and some evenings.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.

Selection Process

Candidates applying to the position must submit a resume and cover letter via this website.  We thank you in advance for your interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.  We are committed to diversity within our community and welcome qualified applicants who may add to the existing diversity within our organization.

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