Department of Psychology, UPEI

Position: Full-time Clinical Psychologist in the Psychology Training Clinic
Organization: University of Prince Edward Island
Location: Charlottetown, PEI

The Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island is seeking a Clinical Psychologist to work within the Psychology Training Clinic. The psychologist will provide a “Student Mental Health Specialty Service” through provision of direct service and through supervision of direct service by Doctor of Psychology students. The psychologist will join two other staff psychologists in the Psychology Training Clinic and work closely with other members of the UPEI community, especially staff with Student Affairs, the primary referral source for this aspect of the clinic’s work. The psychologist will report directly to the PsyD program’s Director of Clinical Training.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct clinical service to UPEI students.
  • Supervision of graduate students in the Doctor of Psychology Program in their provision of direct service to UPEI students.

 The Psychologist will be expected to directly engage in or supervise the following: 

  • Providing a wide range of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and consultation services for a variety of mental health needs, with referrals from Student Affairs typically due to case complexity or diagnostic questions. Student clients will be diverse in cultural background and in other group and personal identities
  • Providing assessment and diagnostic services, with appropriate recommendations, for psychological and educational challenges, including specific learning disabilities, adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, adult Autism Spectrum Disorder, and others.
  • Providing case consultation and related supports to the professionals with the Student Affairs team to support their clinical work and enhance client care,
  • Periodically assessing the clinical needs of the student community and augment traditional clinical service with evidence informed clinical outreach.
  • Performing diagnostic interviews (structured and unstructured) with clients to collect relevant information which will aid in the diagnosis of mental health problems and illnesses
  • Choosing, administering, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests to assess cognitive abilities, achievement levels, attention abilities, emotional functioning, personality functioning, and mental health disorders within scope of practice
  • Creating comprehensive psychological reports which integrate all relevant material and provide useful recommendations to the client and other systems
  • Using substantive knowledge of numerous areas including development, mental illness, cognitive functioning, behaviour, medical co-morbidity, and substance abuse; analyzing and interpreting the information to formulate clinical impressions and to develop and, as appropriate implement, treatment plans
  • Maintaining and protecting confidential records and case reporting consistent with policy, procedures, and ethical standards, as part of the case management process     
  • Planning and implementing evidence-based initiatives designed to promote mental health and prevent disorder
  • Collaborating with faculty teaching PsyD courses by contributing to supervision of clinical activities of students enrolled in these courses
  • Performing other duties as required to facilitate the functioning of the Psychology Training Clinic and training of graduate students, which includes but is not limited to contributing to operational policy development and day to day functioning of the clinic.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must have a Doctoral Degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, with training and supervised practice with youth and adult populations. 
  • Applicants must have a record of appropriate training and/or experience in provision of services to a post-secondary community
  • Applicants must be eligible for registration with the PEI Psychology Registration Board; registration will be required as a condition of employment. Where currently registered, must be a member in good standing. 

In addition, applicants must have:

  • A foundation of knowledge and / or experience that will allow for the highly competent provision and supervision of mental health treatment and psychological assessment services
  • Proficiency with diagnostic and psychoeducational assessments with (primarily young) adults;
  • Ability to liaise effectively with relevant stakeholders at UPEI (e.g., counsellors, accessibility Services, faculty) to support students;
  • A strong sense of the research literature regarding student mental health in the post-secondary context.
  • Demonstrated strengths in clinical work with cultural and other group and personal diversities
  • Demonstrated substantive knowledge of, and practice in, conceptualization, assessment, and evidence based therapeutic approaches to mental health
  • Demonstrated proficiency in core clinical competencies in mental  health treatment, which include: client-clinician relationship formation; being professionally autonomous and accountable; psychological testing; clinical assessment and formulation skills; therapeutic interventions with individuals and groups; clinical case management; consultation; application of research to practice; and, application of ethical principles and standards of conduct
  • Demonstrated effective professional skill including: time management, interpersonal skills, oral and written skills, effective team building skills, collaborative and consultative practice skills;
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act, FOIPP, Consent to Treatment Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child Protection Act, Psychologists Act and other legislative frameworks as needed
  • Working knowledge of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists and PEI Psychologists Registration Board Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrated strengths in situating assessment, treatment and consultation within a broad framework of wellness, promotion and illness prevention
  • The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector check prior to beginning employment

HOURS:                    37.5 hours per week

SALARY:                   Commensurate with qualifications and experience

CLOSING DATE:    May 27, 2021

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/). Applications will not be accepted via email. If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  UPEI is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Applicants with Canadian indigenous heritage are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.