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BC Public Service

LP 6A - Forensic Psychologist

Posted 5 days ago

Job Details




dollar sign100,090 to 127,397 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
LP 6A - Forensic Psychologist

Position Classification
Licensed Psychologist 6A


Work Options

Coquitlam, BC V3K 7B9 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$100,090.56 - $127,397.44 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre

Job Summary

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional!

The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre is a designated Mental Health facility and part of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Services are delivered on-site in Coquitlam, Prince George and Vernon and community services are provided across the province.

The Maples services young people ages 12-17 with enduring and severe mental health or behavioural challenges; as well as youth found Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of a Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or Unfit to Stand Trial under the Criminal Code of Canada & Youth Criminal Justice Act. Additional services include community consultation service, training/capacity building opportunities and ongoing sharing of current literature.

Through a multi-disciplinary approach, our objective is to collaboratively enhance the capacity of communities to plan and care for challenging youth through a closer to home focus.
  • 'On site' programs provide a period of clinical evaluation, stabilization, treatment intervention and follow- up in a structured setting; as well as support for families/caregivers and the development of a comprehensive plan of care. Program areas operate with a multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and childcare counsellors.
  • Community programs are similarly configured but delivered within the home community.
  • Constellation of services offered include: medical/psychiatric evaluation; multi-disciplinary assessment and plans of care; family therapy, education and support; educational opportunities for youth through the Burnaby School District; vocational, recreational and social interactive experiences; on-going outreach and respite services; on-going program evaluation; participation in research & teaching.

This position conducts psychological assessments and develops community care plans for youth with significant psychiatric and behavioural difficulties, mental illness and youth found Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of a Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or unfit to stand trial.

Job Requirements:
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology.
    • NOTE: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services ( ICES ). You must provide a basic report by the closing date of this posting to be considered.
  • Registered (or in the process of being registered) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia as a Psychologist. (Applicants with a Ph. D. and eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia may be considered for appointment at a lower classification. As a condition of continued employment, such an appointee is required to become registered as a Licensed Psychologist.)
  • Completion of a psychological pre-or post-doctoral internship of 1600 hours in a child and youth mental health or hospital setting with specialization in formal psychological assessment, diagnoses and treatment of mental health disorders.
  • Experience in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver's license with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with children and youth and their families, with responsibility for providing a wide range of community based mental health services.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
There are currently five (5) permanent opportunities available. Temporary or part time opportunities may also be considered.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits , including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks' annual paid leave entitlement. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES- Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

The Hospital And Community (Health Care And Other Services) Covid-19 Vaccination Status Information And Preventive Measures Public Health Order defines vaccination requirements in health care locations and where public service staff interact with certain heath care locations. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required for positions that fall under this Public Health Order. Applicants with questions about vaccination requirements for specific positions should reach out to the hiring manager identified in the job posting.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Health Services, Social Services

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-17

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