Psychological Assistant: Psychological Assessment and Consultation, CASA Fort Road

Job Details: 1.0 FTE, in scope

Wage: $24.47 to $30.82

Competition Number: 22-030 (please quote when applying)

Closing Date: June 2, 2022

Work Hours: 7.75 hours per day

Vacation: 15 days

Positions Available: One

 

About CASA

CASA is a major non-profit community-based provider of mental health services for children, adolescents and their families within greater Edmonton and from Central and Northern Alberta. Since 1988 CASA has provided assessment and treatment services for up to 4,000 children and adolescents ages three to 18 each year through a continuum ranging from consultation in community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs.

 

CASA provides an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team that gets to make a positive impact on child and adolescent lives! At CASA, we also understand and value people as their full selves, not just as an employee, but as a person too. We want you to be the best you can be and have a great work life balance. While doing this, we strive to create a learning environment for our teams with the opportunity for career growth and professional development.

 

Job Purpose

The Psychoeducational Assessment and Consultation (PAC) team helps CASA colleagues respond to the mental health needs of children whose learning, cognition, emotion and/or regulation problems or delays complicate or delay service delivery. The team provides formal psychoeducational assessment and consultation.

 

The psychological assistant may work with the children and adolescents engaged in any CASA program to research, administer and score psychological tests on behalf of the teams’ psychologists and CASA clinical staff. They may also assist in report preparation, track psychological test library materials, review health records and manage data for case tracking and involvement in research. They will participate in team meetings and may, depending on program need, be involved in group development and/or delivery.

 

Occupational Health Safety & Wellness is an organizational priority and all employees are required to use safe work practices daily.

 

Job Duties

  • Administers age-appropriate assessments required in order to produce reliable and precise data to support the psychologist in their assessment of patient needs

  • As directed by the psychologist, may be required to communicate Level B assessment findings to CASA staff and families

  • Complete initial screening interviews with patients

  • Reviews patient documents such as EMR and paper files

  • From time to time observe patients in school or other settings

  • Identifies patient safety issues and initiates corrective action in consultation with other staff

  • Models and encourages effective communication within and between teams to promote a safe, respectful and trusting workplace culture

  • Assist in the collection of information

 

Requirements

  • Minimum bachelor's degree with major or minor in psychology or related field

  • One to two years of experience in directly related experience is preferred

  • Prior work with high-needs children and youth with learning disabilities/developmental delay/executive dysfunction/complex needs

  • Education or experience in psychometric testing, completion of course work in psychometric testing and prior experience completing psychometric testing is preferred but not required

  • Work-related experience in a clinical setting, beyond educational practice, would be considered an asset

 

Please Note:

  • While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.

  • All members of the CASA team are required to have a double vaccination status at this time.

 

Submit your resume: employment@casaservices.org

Position Number: 0152

Posting Number: 22-030