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BC Public Service

LP 6A - Licensed Psychologist, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services - AMENDED - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
87,717 to 110,210 per year
Posting Title

LP 6A - Licensed Psychologist, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services - AMENDED - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Licensed Psychologist 6A




Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$87,717.44 - $110,210.86 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division


Job Summary

Licensed Psychologist
Licensed Psychologist 6A

Amendment (May 24, 2022) Closing date extended to June 29, 2022 at 11:00 PM PST.

Amendment (June 28, 2022) Closing date extended to July27, 2022 at 11:00 PM PST.

Amendment (July25, 2022) Closing date extended to August 24, 2022 at 11:00 PM PST.

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.

NOTE:On October 5, 2021 the Provincial Government announced its intention to introduce requirements for the BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required by November 22, 2021. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found at:

Be a part of a dedicated team who is passionate about achieving our vision of an inclusive and supportive community where children, youth and their families thrive.

Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services (YFPS), within the Ministry of Children and Family Development, is mandated to provide inpatient and outpatient Court-ordered and Court-related assessment and treatment services to young persons pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as other relevant federal and provincial statutes. YFPS also provides services to young persons found unfit to stand trial and those youth found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder (NCRMD), pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Services are provided through outpatient clinics and contracted service providers located throughout the province. An inpatient assessment unit (IAU), located in Burnaby provides mental health services to BYCS. Regional outpatient clinics located in Burnaby, Langley, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna service the five macro regions of the North, the Interior, Vancouver Island, South Burnaby and the Lower Mainland.

Reporting to the Regional or Clinic Coordinator and as part of the Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services Mental Health Team, this position provides comprehensive independent psychological assessments and treatment for youth who have offended, in the community, in the Inpatient Assessment Unit or in custody. The position provides consultation and clinical direction for multi-disciplinary teams involved in specialized counselling and therapy; provides supervision to junior psychologists and clinical psychology students; works with learning institutions in major research undertakings and, represents psychology addressing psychological issues in the planning, development and implementation of assessment and treatment program initiatives.

This position works independently, but is part of a virtual team, and must be able to collaborate with colleagues and managers on branch projects or work assignments. You are an effective communicator, able to successfully establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and exhibit a high degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion when dealing with others. If you are a highly motivated and self-directed person who enjoys working in a challenging work environment, where the nature of the work is diverse and complex, we look forward to hearing from you.

This is your opportunity to build your career and to gain a better understanding of all the public service has to offer, such as competitive employee benefits , amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with an award winning employer. The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.

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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experienceas outlined below:

  • Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology and registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
  • 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. NB: As a condition of continued employment, such an appointee is required to become registered as a Licensed Psychologist.
    • NOTE: If this education 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.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Three (3) year or more of experience / training in Clinical Adolescent Psychology.
  • Post Graduate training in Forensic Psychology.

Willingness Statements:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver's licence with no restriction or equivalent (i.e. from another Canadian Province).
  • Travel may be required to travel occasionally, therefore, transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Ministry.
  • May be required to use your own vehicle, with appropriate insurance, on an expense account basis.
  • May be required to travel in adverse (reasonable) weather conditions.
  • May occasionally involve exposure to unpleasant dealings with angry, abusive, or abused clients; exposure to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children in crisis.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA)will berequired.


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

Resume required: 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 (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category

Health Services, Social Services