Acute and Chronic illnesses have significant effect on individuals and their families. Treatment and adjustment is impacted by psychological factors, social issues and engagement in treatment. The Psychological Associate will work collaboratively providing expert clinical psychological service to clients of the Program focused on understanding how the mind, body, and behaviour interact in health and disease. In particular The Psychological Associate provides a scientist/practitioner model to the program committed to knowledge translation.
The Psychological Associate practices in accordance with the Professional Standards of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is licensed to provide psychological services.
This Psychological Associate position will work collaboratively with the PHIT team members: Paediatrcian, Nurse Practitioner, Social Work . Registered Dietician, Exercise Specialist, Registered Nurse, and the entire inter-professional Women’s and Children’s team to provide psychological support for PHIT patients and their families and other POP clinic patients and families within the Women’s and Children’s portfolio. The Psychological Associate conducts specialized psychological assessments and implements a range of treatment modalities, provides information, consultation, and education on psychological issues relating to child and family development, mental health, lifestyle behaviour change, childhood obesiety, and feeding disorders. This position has specific responsibilities for providing specialized psychological care and expertise to support to patients and families enrolled in the Personal Health Improvement Team (PHIT),and the Feeding and Nutrition Clinic . The Psychologiacal Associate will work collaboratively with team members to provide care for PHIT patients and families, which meets the provincial mandates and accountabilities for Paediatric obesity treatment services.
- Member of College of Psychologists of Ontario
- Three years clinical experience and demonstrated skill in child and family assessment and treatment, and in inter-disciplinary and inter-agency collaboration.
- Registration as a Psychological Associate or a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
- Three years’ experience in a health care setting preferred.
- Commitment to multi-disciplinary, collaborative, systemic, developmental, client centred, strengths based model of practice
- Commitment to ongoing education to keep abreast of standards of practice, legislation and best treatment practices within the profession of Psychology
- Advocacy skills
- Flexibility in presentation and use of self
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with children and families in a compassionate manner
- Excellent integrative and logical analytical thinking skills
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible and accommodating to client needs
- Demonstrated ability to attain deadlines
- Excellent self-organization and direction
- Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- Demonstrated ability to maintain a good attendance record and meet the performance standards of the Health Centre
Peterborough Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Should any applicant require accommodation through the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in your applicant form.
While the Health Centre appreciates your expression of interest in this position(s), only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Please note, in the case of unionized positions, the Health Centre will consider internal applicants first, in accordance with the particular Collective Agreement.
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