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Psychologist Assistant - Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission - Forensic Psychiatric Center Prince George
Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Prince George
What you do
- Administer and score self-report inventories (e.g., MMPI-2, MCMI-IV), neuropsychological screening batteries (e.g. WAIS-IV, WMS-IV), and tests (e.g. CVLT-II, WCST) by using standardized administration procedures, objective scoring procedures, and knowledge at the Undergraduate level on psychological testing within a criminal justice context.
- Provide the Forensic Psychologist with verbal and/or written descriptions of the client’s behaviour during testing by observing client’s behaviour such as his or her affect, motivation, response to failure and success, and any evidence of perceptual disturbances or bizarre behavior.
- Administer specialized forensic assessment measures as directed by the Forensic Psychologist to assist with assessing risk and treatment needs of an individual currently subject to criminal justice proceedings (i.e. Court disposition and BC Review Board hearing). Scope of assessments may include the determination of risk to reoffend, malingering and other pathological considerations relevant in the completion of a comprehensive forensic psychological assessment.
- Prepare and maintain a variety of records, reports, and charts according to established procedures by documenting test results, noting clearly any observations on clients behaviour, and working closely with Forensic Psychologist and Regional Clinic Manager/Director Rehabilitation Services,
- Participate in educational meetings, forensic psychology staff meetings, and may attend treatment team conferences.
- Participate in research activities as requested by methods such as conducting literature reviews, assisting with the preparation and submission of research applications to Research Ethics Boards, and assisting with the preparation and submission of research funding applications to funding agencies.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
What you bring
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
- Recognized training and/ or experience in administering a wide variety of psychodiagnostic tests.
- Specialized academic course and experience in forensic psychology including risk assessment and risk management for specific areas of offending (i.e. sexual assault, spousal assault and violence).
- Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
What you have
- General knowledge at the Undergraduate level on psychological testing and psychopathology especially in the context of the criminal justice system.
- Relate well with others and with a multidisciplinary team.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Organize and to prioritize workload
- Adjust to new or unexpected events, problem-solve, and effectively deal with conflict situations.
- Work independently and in collaboration with others.
- Operate related equipment including basic knowledge of computer software I.e. Windows, MS Word.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Casual Part Time (.01 FTE)
Wage: $31.99/hr. – $39.98/hr.
2nd Floor - 1584 - 7th Avenue, Prince George
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Wednesday - 08:30 – 16:30
Requisition Number: 107757
What we do
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
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