Psychology Technician - Emotions Focused Mental Health - Mental Health & Addictions
IWK Health Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
19h ago

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Health Services Manager, Mental Health & Addictions Specialty Services and under the direct supervision of a Registered Psychologist, the Psychology Technician provides psychological testing, scoring and reporting of results to the Psychologist.

Other clinical, educational and patient research functions may be provided depending on service needs. The aim of this position is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery through facilitating timely triage and assessment processes within the clinic.

Qualifications

  • Honors’ degree in Psychology with a minimum of one year related experience
  • Candidates should have a strong interest in clinical and research activities related to mental health
  • Candidates must demonstrate maturity, excellent organizational skills, and a capacity to work effectively with vulnerable and at risk client groups
  • Proficiency in the administration and scoring of psychological tests will be expected, with preference given to those candidates with knowledge of risk assessment
  • Experience working with database, word-processing, and statistical programs (e.g., SPSS) are considered to be an asset
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
  • PLEASE NOTE : Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application.

    Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

    Hours of Work

    Permanent, Part Time (30%) Position.

    Salary Information

    Psychology Technician :

    $30.0194 - $35.0328 Hourly

    Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

    This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

    Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and / or usage, prior to accepting the position.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

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