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Psychologist, Counselling Services

University of Regina

Psychologist, Counselling Services
University of Regina
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Type: 12 Month Term with the possibility of extension, Full-Time
Salary: $72,736 - $94,989 annual salary
Posting Closing date: August 30, 2017

About the Position

Reporting to the Manager, Counselling Services, the Psychologist provides counselling/therapy and crisis management services to students at the University of Regina in the form of individual, couples, and small group counseling sessions and workshops. In addition, the Psychologist will provide outreach services to other departments on campus and community organizations; mentorship and supervision to Counselling Services staff and Practicum Students in the absence of the Manager; clinical and educational psychological assessments; diagnosis, treatment planning and feedback to students; and diagnosis specific treatment.

All services must be provided within the context of Saskatchewan College of Psychologists standards, as mandated by the University, and in adherence to the Psychologists Act of Saskatchewan.

The Psychologist must be aware of and implement best practices identified by research and resources such as, the International Association of Counselling Services (IACS) and the Association for University and College Counselling Centres.

Job Requirements

A Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology or Master's in Educational Psychology;

Current full practice member with Saskatchewan College of Psychologists or eligible to be fully registered if applying from another jurisdiction;

Must posses Authorized Practice Endorsement from Saskatchewan College of Psychologists ;

A minimum of 5 years directly related experience;

Must have experience in supervising staff;

Ongoing professional development to stay current in treatment and diagnosis;

Knowledge of a wide range of psychological disorders and treatment practices;
Knowledge of human nature and interpersonal relations;
Knowledge of counselling theories and utility for practice;
Knowledge of academic counseling;
Knowledge of support services in the University and community for information and referral purposes;
Knowledge of current practice and recent developments in the field of psychology;
Knowledge of DSM 5 and diagnostic criteria;
Knowledge of current theories of learning and treatment of Learning Disabilities;
Maintain confidential records;
Knowledge of current psychological assessment methods, psychometric assessment tools regarding Learning Disabilities and pathology affecting student performance;
Ability to quickly establish rapport and build trust;
Ability to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal, implicit and explicit, spoken and unspoken messages from client population;
Ability to de-escalate crisis situations;
Ability to communicate with diverse groups of people;
Ability to interact with aggressive and confrontational individuals;
Ability to interact with distressed individuals;
Ability to present information to groups;
Ability to communicate ideas in writing with client reports and other projects;
Ability to communicate a diagnosis and implications for students affected by mental health issues.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

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