Full-Time, 2-year term
Multidisciplinary Assessment and Consultation Centre (MACC)
New Directions is a social service agency offering a wide range of resources and services that foster people’s hopes and dreams in their communities.
MACC is one of the many services offered by New Directions. We are currently seeking a full-time, term Registered Psychologist to join our team in working with a 2-year Pilot Project in Child Home Services for families that have children and youth with disabilities. Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the Registered Psychologist manages a clinical case load that may involve individual, family, or group therapy, psychological assessments, training, and consultation. The Psychologist works in cooperation with the Manager, Coordinators, Case Managers, and Home Supervisors of New Directions areas that request therapy, consultation, assessment, or debriefing services.
- Conducts assessment of individual’s and family’s needs during referral process
- Provides consultation and guidance to staff regarding clinical approach, behaviour and emotional supports, and crisis and disability related information and protocols to best meet the needs of individuals and families we support given their age, diagnoses, history, current presentation, cultural background, and present circumstances;
- Ensures individual goals are established in collaboration with family and other stakeholders and plans reflect and support these goals and family values;
- Provides consultation to staff to guide programming and referrals to other appropriate New Directions and community services and programs;
- Participates in clinical team meetings (psychiatry, specialists) as applicable;
- Develops clinical support plans as necessary to meet the individual’s and family’s needs;
- Provides specific specialized training to staff to facilitate implementation of programming with appropriate clinical approach;
- Conducts debriefing sessions with staff, families, and individuals as appropriate;
- Develops and coordinates treatment plans with home staff, families, and other professionals and service providers (i.e., schools, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, therapists, probation officers, etc.);
- Facilitates and manages crisis response;
- Conducts psychological assessments
- Provides therapy services and consultation;
- May assist the Director in the provision of guidance and support to practicum students;
The Psychologist Candidate works under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist
- Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology (Psychologist Candidates – post internship – may be considered and supervision towards registration will be provided).
- Experience working with children who live with disabilities and families who support them.
- Experience working with individuals across the life span is an asset. Knowledge of child development, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive and physical disabilities, and supporting those with high emotional and mental health needs is required.
The salary range for this full-time, 70 hour bi-weekly position is $36.31 to $50.84 per hour (equivalent to $66,084 to $92,528 per annum), dependent upon education and/or experience.
A full benefits package (which includes Health and Dental Benefits, Long Term Disability Benefits, and Pension Plan) is provided to regular full-time staff.
The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Child Abuse Registry, Adult Abuse Registry, and Prior Contact Checks.
With a commitment to health and safety and in order to continue our mission “to provide responsive and individualized services”, New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, in a manner approved by Health Canada, as a condition of employment for all new employees. (Exceptions and accommodations will be made for those who are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to legitimate, established reasons in accordance with The Human Rights Code of Manitoba. In these cases, reasonable supporting documentation will be required.)
Please forward your resume and cover letter to:
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families
500 – 717 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3G 0M8
Please include the job posting number JA-MACC-004-23 in your email subject line and/or in your cover letter. Applications without a job posting number quoted may not be considered.
This posting will remain open until the position has been filled
Applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply directly to employment.DeafHH@newdirections.mb.ca, for an accessible application and selection process
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Unfortunately, we cannot accept telephone inquiries.
New Directions is committed to equity and diversity and especially welcomes applications from persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and newcomers to Canada. We strive for a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the people we support and contributes to the diversification of ideas.
Accommodations for accessibility purposes are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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