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A. Education, Training and Experience
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specific training in Psychological assessment. Registered with, or eligible for registration with, the College of Psychology of B.C. Minimum of five (5) years of recent related experience working with adult clientele in mental health and addictions facility or related field. Specific expertise and experience in psychological assessment with severely mentally ill or behaviour disordered patients is essential. Knowledge of and experience with treatment specific to crisis intervention, urgent response, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, will be an important asset. Valid BC Driver's licence.
B. Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of psychiatric disorders, Legislative Acts and Mental Health & Addictions policy.
Ability to plan and organize workload and establish priorities.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, decision-making and problem solving.
Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Knowledge of community dynamics, agencies and resources.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Knowledge of non-violent crisis intervention.
Ability to deal effectively with wide range of community and facility contacts.
Ability to respect client's rights, values and preferences including multi-cultural issues.
Knowledge of the interactions between addictions and mental disorders.