Registered Psychologist

SS Counselling&Clinical Servic

Competition No.  -    A114848105
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement, this full time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $69,627 - $116,043.

Working for the University of Alberta 

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department summary

Affiliated with the Dean of Students’ Health & Wellness Services at the University of Alberta, Counselling & Clinical Services provides mental health services to students, including short-term counselling, group therapy, and psychoeducational workshops. We provide advanced training to doctoral psychology students through our CPA-accredited Doctoral Residency, and train and supervise master’s-level students in counselling psychology. CCS also provides educational outreach and consultation servcies to the broader University community.

Position summary

We want to welcome you into a caring and balanced workplace culture, one that endeavors to support your needs as you find your place on our collaborative team of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and other helping professionals. Your passion for working with many kinds of students and identities - BIPOC folks, LGBTQ2S+, neurodiverse, international students, mature students, and so on - will be matched by our excitement and commitment to nurture and uplift this important work! Our team will support you with regular group case consultation, and weekly peer support meetings, as you help students with a wide range of mental health challenges and needs. And we gladly offer paid time away for professional training to promote your ongoing growth and enhancement of therapy practices and supervision. 

Reporting to the Director of CCS, the Registered Psychologist is accountable for the provision of individual and group psychotherapy to a diverse post-secondary population. The candidate will be comfortable operating within a short-term therapy framework and working with a wide range of mental health challenges and with a great diversity of client identities. The Psychologist provides clinical supervision to doctoral psychology residents and master’s practicum students. They contribute some outreach/consultation services to the broader university community. This position works within an interdisciplinary team environment composed of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, doctoral residents and master’s practicum students, social workers, and administrative support staff. Some early evening work is involved.

Our first preference is a candidate with a PhD who is five years post registration, or is close to five years if they otherwise meet the criteria below. Regardless, we strongly encourage BIPOC persons, and others from any equity seeking group(s), to apply.

Duties:

  • Provide in-person and telehealth/virtual counselling and psychotherapy for a broad range of mental health and wellness concerns.
  • Provide individual and group supervision of doctoral residents in our CPA-accredited Counselling Psychology Doctoral Residency program. 
  • Provide safe and affirming counselling for various minoritized and/or marginalized students, including, LGBTQ2S students, indiegenous students, international students, etc. Depending on the candidate, we are excited at the opportunity to develop services specific to different equity seeking students. Examples might include a Black candidate facilitating a supportive therapy group for Black students, or an Indigenous psychologist facilitating a trauma-informed health and wellness group for Indigenous students. These opportunities would be tailored to match the right candidate.
  • Develop and facilitate occasional in-person or telehealth/virtual group therapy and psycho-educational workshops.
  • Develop and deliver occasional in-services, presentations, and training modules.
  • Offer some consultations to University of Alberta stakeholders (Faculty, staff, student associations, residences, etc.) on supporting student mental health and service navigation, and collaborate with stakeholders on creating health and wellness programming.
  • Contribute to CCS program evaluation, development, and improvement, with an emphasis towards building services that improve equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in Psychology (counselling or clinical)
  • Registration in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists
  • At least three years post-registration experience
  • A desire to work in a collaborative team environment, mentor and train psychology students, and learn and grow personally and professionally
  • A personal and professional commitment to building more equity, diversity, and inclusion in psychology, and also CCS workplace and services
  • Familiarity and adherence to the Health Professions Act, Health Information Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, CAP Standards of Practice, Canadian Code of Ethics, and the CAP Practice Guidelines for Psychologists
  • Comfort working with technology like Microsoft Office and Google Apps, video conferencing software such as Zoom, Electronic Records Management systems for documentation and appointment bookings, etc

Preferred Qualification:

  • Five or more years of experience post-registration, with registration in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists 
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to supervise in a CPA-accredited Doctoral Counselling Psychology Residency (internship)
  • Experience, and additional specialized training, working with diverse and equity seeking groups like Indigenous peoples, racialized minorities, LGBTQ2S folks, people with disabilities, and newcomers and/or International students
  • Experience creating and running group or individual psychological supports and interventions designed specifically for equity seeking groups, which could include racialized, Indigenous, and/or LGBTQ2S persons
  • A desire to work in a collaborative team environment, mentor and train psychology students, and learn and grow personally and professionally
  • A personal and professional commitment to building more equity, diversity, and inclusion in psychology, and also CCS workplace and services
  • A second language is a strong asset in this role

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.