CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children and their families in Alberta. We do this through a team of specialized mental health professionals who are trauma experts committed to delivering outcomes-based programming in collaboration with community partners. CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and their families are provided timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.
As part of a collaborative, patient-centered team, the educational psychologist will support children and adolescents by administering age appropriate assessment methods to identify a treatment process. The educational psychologist will need to manage competing demands, complete assessments in a timely manner, navigate differences in clinical opinion within multidisciplinary teams, ensure recommendations are implemented by schools and advocate for families who need support.
Registered psychologists working within the Psychological Assessment and Consultation team support children and adolescents whose difficulties with learning, executive function or concurrent mental illness impact the progress in their treatment at CASA. Psychologists provide support to CASA therapists and psychiatrists seeking assistance or consultation for children and youth through formal assessment, complex case discussion or specialized educational interventions where learning or cognitive factors interrupt treatment services or functioning in the classroom. The educational psychologist completes various psychological, behavioural and educational assessments and consultation to support the client’s treatment process at CASA. Duties include:
Select and administer age appropriate assessment methods and material (e.g., psychometric tests, interviews, observations) to determine the strengths and challenges of the client
Interpret assessment results and compile comprehensive psychological assessment reports that address the reason for referral and include appropriate recommendations
Communicate results and recommendations to parents, clinicians and schools
Develop and oversee high-quality assessment and therapeutic work of other multi-disciplinary team members
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with doctors, nurses, social workers, health visitors, school health nurses, occupational therapists and child care counsellors or any other involved professionals
Primary Location: CASA Centre
Hours Per Shift: 7.25
Shifts Per Week: Five
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum master's degree in psychology (e.g., school/clinical) from an accredited college or university required
Registered psychologist in good standing with their professional college
Prior educational and clinical experience in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of cognitive, academic, social/behavioural/emotional, executive and adaptive functioning assessments of children and adolescents
Prior success with high-needs youth with learning disabilities/developmental delay/executive dysfunction/complex needs is an asset
Required qualities: effective communication skills (verbal and written), strong morals and ethics, committed to confidentiality, computer literacy, research-based practice and strong commitment to teamwork
Desired qualities and skills: logical or scientific thinking, ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables, sound and independent judgment, and collaborative problem-solving
A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
Closing Date: Open until filled
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