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Psychometrist

Blue Hills Child and Family Centre

This is a Full-time position in Richmond Hill, ON posted May 13, 2019.

Blue Hills Child and Family Centre is looking for a Psychometrist to join our agency.

This individual will split their time between the Community Consultation and Assessment Service (CCAAS) team and assessing Blue Hills clients.

The CCAAS is a specialized consultation and assessment service for children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18 years and their families.

The specialized consultation and assessment service is a multi-disciplinary team that includes professionals from the fields of Psychiatry, Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Social Work/Marriage and Family Therapy.

As a specialized consultation service, team members provide diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations.

The children referred to the specialized consultation and assessment service present with a wide array of developmental challenges along with chronic, diverse, and complex mental health issues.

The child and youth’s difficulties can encompass intellectual and adaptive challenges, language and learning issues, and a broad range of social/emotional challenges.

We are seeking a self-directed, team player who is passionate about working with children!

Primary location: Richmond Hill.

START DATE TBD Here’s what you’ll get to do: Ø Administer psychological tests, score tests results, interpret test data and write comprehensive reports based on a detailed history from parents, therapists, teachers, school documentation, previous assessments and current test scores as needed.

Ø Work closely with the CCAAS Psychologist to assist in the completion of comprehensive psychological assessments that focus on examining the child/youth’s level of cognitive, academic and socio-emotional functioning Ø Participate in regular interdisciplinary team meetings and in regular feedback sessions with clients and their families and service providers.

Ø Provide consultation and follow-up direction to service providers in receipt of psychological assessment results as necessary.

Ø Provide direction to the multidisciplinary team regarding the psychological needs of the clients being assessed by the CCAAS service.

Ø Maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities by keeping up to date regarding professional standards through reviewing current literature, attending workshops/seminars and networking with colleagues.

Ø Offer occasional workshops or presentations to agency staff or community members on topics related to children’s mental health needs.

Here’s what you’ll NEED: Ø M.A.

in Psychology with competency in clinical psychology with children, adolescent and families Ø Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (in good standing); ability to diagnose an asset Ø Extensive child and adolescent mental health background preferably in a children’s mental health setting Ø Minimum 3 years of psychological assessment experience with school-aged children and adolescents, inclusive of a thorough knowledge of DSM-5 disorders, including learning disabilities, developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders and children’s mental health disorders Ø Ability to complete the ADOS an asset, or a willingness to be trained in this area Ø Capacity to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and with other service providers is essential Ø Excellent skills in tests administration, scoring, interpretation & report writing Ø Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral & written) Ø Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently within given timelines Ø Experience with computer and test-scoring technology Ø Demonstrated commitment to a client centered philosophy Ø Bilingualism (French/English) (Preferred) Click Here to Apply In keeping with our efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage individuals from diverse groups to apply.

We regret that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.