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Psychologist, Outpatient Mental Health Gender Clinic - BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

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Psychologist, Outpatient Mental Health Gender Clinic

BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre 

Vancouver, BC

What you’ll do

  • Plan and organize the provision of services for the Gender Health Program in consultation with the Program Manager and Program Director.  Participate in activities related to coordinating the team as required for the program’s delivery.
  • Coordinate and deliver Mental Health and Readiness Assessments for gender healthcare, which includes clinical interviews, questionnaire administration, collateral interviews and reviews of documentation, review of medical transition, capacity assessment and provision of other measures as appropriate. Document assessments, treatment plans, and outcomes and advise other members of the treatment team.
  • Provide therapeutic psychosocial intervention to children, adolescents, and caregivers, in an individual, parent, family or group context.  Areas of clinical focus may include psychoeducation about gender diversity and transition, family adjustment, transition supports, crisis intervention, conflict resolution and managing co-occurring mental health concerns.
  • Advocate for the patient, family or caregiver for resources within the hospital and the community.
  • Function as a primary Psychology contact for treatment teams, individuals or persons serving the Pediatric Gender Health Program.  Make recommendations for program planning and the revision of criteria and procedures for referrals, needs assessment and case documentation.  Promote the services of the program, clinic or Psychology Department to the public, community and Professionals’ groups as requested by the Program Manager and Program Director. Conduct public education lectures and clinician training lectures regarding gender health.
  • Provide information and advice to colleagues, physicians and hospital personnel regarding psychological assessment, treatment modalities and patient care issues.  Prepare and deliver in-service presentations to department and hospital staff.  Represent the department at various meetings as designated.
  • Supervise and provide evaluations for Psychology Interns and other trainees and students as requested by the Gender Health program.  Participate in training post-doctoral fellows as appropriate.
  • Maintain currency in the scientific literature relevant to Pediatric Gender Health and in the application of scientific evidence to clinical decision-making (i.e., WPATH standards of care).  May initiate or participate in outcome investigations and/or clinical research as appropria

What you bring:

  • Graduate in a Doctorate level program in Psychology.
  • Eligibility for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
  • Training at the doctoral level in child clinical and/or developmental psychology, including course work, training and/or experience in diversity and intersectionality.
  • One year of recent related experience that includes completion of Mental Health and Readiness Assessments for children and youth.

You will have: 

  • Understanding and application of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health standards of care guidelines for gender health care
  • Knowledge of current literature on gender diversity in childhood and adolescence.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in using electronic databases created via programs such as REDCap.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out duties in a timely fashion.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

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, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Part-time (until February 20, 2024; FTE 0.60)

Wage: $51.27 - $64.04 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver V6H 2N9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; Per clinical requirements

Requisition # 141083E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

BCCH & BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages 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

PHSA, BCCH and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of March 02, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

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