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BC Public Service

LP6A - Forensic Psychologist

Coquitlam, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
47 to 59 per hour
Posting Title
LP6A - Forensic Psychologist

Position Classification
Licensed Psychologist 6A


Coquitlam, BC V8K 1R1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$47.09 - $59.03 hourly

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division
Maples Adolescent Treatment Center

Job Summary

Forensic Psychologist
Licensed Psychologist 6A

An eligibility list may be established for permanent and temporary (full-time or part-time) vacancies.

There is currently one part-time temporary position available until approximately January 1, 2022. This position may become permanent.

As of March 27, 2020, in order to mitigate the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 among persons in our care, patients, residents and also staff in our mental health facilities, an order under the Public Health Act was enacted to limit movement of staff between facilities.

While this order is in place, staff are limited to working in only one (1) private long-term care hospital (facility), licensed long-term care facility, registered assisted living facility, stand-alone extended care hospital, or provincial mental health facility.

This vacancy is located at aMaples Adolescent Treatment Centreand will be pursuant to this order.

Please Note: This is an ongoing posting without scheduled closing date. This posting may be open for up to 6 months. Posting closing date will be added to the posting minimum 2 weeks prior to the scheduled closing date. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position but at a lower classification.

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Are you passionate about working with youth facing difficult challenges? This is your opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre is a program of Youth Justice and Forensic Services of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The Maples is a designated provincial mental health facility providing 'On site', community, outreach and ancillary services to collaboratively support youth, families and communities. The Maples target population consists of troubled youth in British Columbia with significant psychiatric and/or behavioural and/or emotional difficulties, ages 12 to 17; 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.

In your role as Forensic Psychologist, you will be responsible for completion of independent comprehensive psychological assessments of youth with significant and complex behavioral, trauma, developmental, attachment and psychiatric challenges referred to the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre for development of a Care Plan and provide clinical consultation to program staff.

We are looking for individuals who are devoted to helping others and improving lives and wellbeing of children and families. If this is you, we look forward to your application.

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 complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.

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

  • Licensed Psychologist 6A (PEA);
  • Registered, in the process of registration or eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia;
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology*, preferably from a Canadian Psychological Association or American Psychological Association accredited program;
  • Specific, supervised, and comprehensive education and training in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology;
  • One (1) year experience in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology;
  • Previous supervised psychological assessment experience with children and youth and use of current psychological assessment instruments;
  • Successful completion of a Psychological Pre or Post-Doctoral Internship of 1600 hours in a Child and Youth Mental Health or hospital setting with specialization.

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 ).

NOTE: Candidates who have not yet completed their Ph.D. and/or who are not registered with the College of Psychologists may be considered at a lower classification and placed in the BCGEU until all requirements have been completed. As a condition of continued employment, you will be required to become registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.

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 be required.


Cover Letter: NO

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 - 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
Social Services