Registered Counselling Psychologist- Part Time Position
YWCA Edmonton - Edmonton, AB

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Counselling Psychologist- Part Time Position

The YWCA Edmonton Counselling Centre offers individuals a supportive environment in which addresses their emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social needs. We offer individual counselling, group sessions or a combination of both to address the specific needs of each client.

This position requires constant concentration and attention to detail to work for extended periods.

Hours of work presently are a combination of afternoon and evening shifts.

Wage: $24 - $29 per hour depending on experience.

Tuesdays: 1pm to 9pm

Major Responsibilities:

Administration

  • Abide by all YWCA Edmonton and Counselling Centre policies
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all client, employee and program information
  • Provide input into the evaluation and development of annual goals and objectives for the departmental programs
  • Maintain accurate and timely record keeping
  • Participate in peer supervision
  • Provide accurate and timely information regarding any changes in professional status

Direct Client Services

  • Conduct interviews with clients, with the objective of developing an effective and appropriate strategy that best meets the clients’ needs
  • Conduct the interview in accordance with the program’s philosophies of accessibility, respect for multi-cultural differences and feminist ideology
  • Provide short or long term counselling as contracted by the individual
  • Perform advocacy role as required by clients
  • Prepare individual progress/case notes that clearly and concisely document pertinent observations regarding behaviour, affect, significant factors, goals and action plans
  • Communicate any concerns directly to the Program Director
  • Comply with all reporting requirements of the Child and Youth Enhancement Act or other relevant legislation
  • Comply with all requirements of the appropriate professional code of ethics

Supervision

  • Assist with interviewing and selecting group facilitators and practicum students
  • Supervision and evaluation of practicum students as appropriate

Internal/ External Relations

  • Participate in internal and external training and educational opportunities
  • Act as a liaison with other agencies/professionals in the community as required
  • Identify areas of concern regarding program issues and procedures, client and staff relations, individual and program goals and objectives. These should be brought to the attention of the Program Director

Qualifications Required:

  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in Psychology
  • Registered Psycholgist status preferred
  • A minimum of three years experience as a counsellor is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of family violence, loss, transition, trauma
  • Ability to work from a feminist ideology

Competition Closing Date: November 15, 2013


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