Psychologist – Safety Sensitive
WHO ARE WE?
Onion Lake Family Services supports families by collaborating with our community and elders to assist our children, youth and families to thrive in a nurturing and safe environment. Onion Lake Cree Nation is a Plains Cree First Nation in Treaty Six Territory bordering the Alberta and Saskatchewan Provincial border, approximately 50 km north of Lloydminster. The Nation has approximately 585 square km of land area and a membership of approximately 6500. Onion Lake Family Services is an incorporated body that serves children and families in the community. We pride ourselves as being a leader among Indigenous communities providing services related to child welfare. We provide both Prevention and Protection services following the mandates set forth under The Child and Family Services Act of Saskatchewan. We are looking to expand our service with a Psychologist who will work closely with families and the community to ensure positive outcomes for the children of Onion Lake Cree Nation.
The Psychologist is directly accountable to the Executive Director and is bound by the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. S/he will provide counselling services for the families and children that are in care of the Agency. The candidate will be able to provide assessment, treatment and on-going support to all clients. This position will work closely with family workers, children and their families to plan effective interventions and solutions based on the unique situation on the family. As well, s/he will collaborate with external departments to ensure broad spectrum of support is available to all community members.
Location: Onion Lake Child and Family Services
# Of Positions:1
Term: Permanent Position
Core Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Please note, some evenings and weekends may be required
Based on these services, we are seeking an energetic, engaging and dynamic individual that can use a collaborative and creative approach to engage with First Nations children and families.
Administer psychological assessments to children and families
Collaborate with families and the Agency to build plans to suit the needs of the family
Provide a range of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and consultation services for a variety of mental health needs.
Assessing the clinical needs of children and families and augment traditional services
Perform diagnostic interviews (both structured and non-structured) with clients to collect relevant information which will aid in the diagnosis of mental illnesses
Choosing, administering, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests to assess cognitive abilities, achievement levels, attention abilities, emotional functioning, personality functioning and mental health disorders within scope of practice
Create comprehensive psychological reports which include all relevant material and provide recommendations
Formulate clinical and treatment plans using knowledge of mental illness, cognitive functioning, behaviors and substance abuse
Maintain and protect confidential records and case reporting consistent with policy, procedures and ethical standards, as part of the case management process
Planning and implementing evidence-based initiatives designed to promote mental health and prevent disorder
Administration and interpretation of executive functioning, memory, as well as adaptive, social-emotional and behavioral assessments
Communicating results and recommendations in a gentle way to families
Other duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of various mental disorders
Skills in providing counselling and therapy the individuals and groups
Knowledge of First Nations History and the effects on First Nations people
Understanding of the treatment and management of clients with mental illness including programs and intervention
Knowledge of principles and applications of psychological services such as assessment, treatments, programs and crisis intervention
Areas of emphasis may include trauma, early psychosis and other complex mental health presentations
Knowledge of ethical principles guiding the professional practice of psychology
Interpersonal and problem solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with various departments and government Agencies
Ability to effectively manage time while meeting deadlines
Be able to focus on clients while understanding the community vision, mission and values of the organization
Ability to team build with a positive work ethic
Strong Cree cultural knowledge
Masters in Psychology
Must be registered of able to register with Saskatchewan College of Psychologists
Authorized Practice Endorsement with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists
Ph.D. in psychology is an asset
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as required
Ability to speak Cree an asset
An understanding of the Cree culture would be an asset
Ability to provide a clear Criminal background check, including vulnerable sector
Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and acceptable drivers’ abstract
Onion Lake Family Services offers an excellent working environment with supportive leadership and staff. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits package and career advancement opportunities. We are an equal opportunity employer. Relocation allowance will be considered for those who need to relocate.
Deadline Date: Until Filled
We thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants with completed applications will be contacted for an interview.
Interested applicants, who meet the qualifications as listed above, must submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Current resume with dates specified
3. List of three current references with phone numbers
4. Criminal record check with vulnerable sector (within 6 months)
5. Drivers Abstract (within 6 months)
Submit applications to: Tina Burton, RPR, CMP
Onion Lake Family Services
Box 29 Onion Lake, SK S0M 2E0
Fax: (306) 344-4755
Our thriving private counselling practice, located just off Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon, is expanding. We have an opportunity for a full- time partner. Due to our high standards for providing professional and ethical services we currently have a large referral base and a waitlist of clients. All partners choose their own flexible work hours that best balance professional and personal time. Administrative, bookkeeping, and software support is included.
The qualified candidate will have a Master’s Degree or PhD, at least 5 years of clinical experience and be eligible for insurance and registration in a professional body such as the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers or the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. Must be able to work in a collaborative setting where decisions are made by consensus. Preference will be given to those with declared competency in psychological/educational assessments and possessing Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE).
For further information about joining our team or to apply, please send your resume to
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