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Forensic Psychologist, Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre


BC Public Service


Burnaby, BC

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BC Ministry of Children and Family Development

Forensic Psychologist, Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre

Salary $42.64 to $53.25 hourly

One permanent part-time position (35 hours bi-weekly) and one auxiliary as & when required position.

 An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of BC’s youth

The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre is a program of Youth Justice and Forensic Services of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The Maples is a designated provincial mental health facility providing residential, non-residential, outreach and ancillary services to collaboratively support youth, families and communities. The Maples target population consists of troubled youth in British Columbia with significant psychiatric and/or behavioural and/or emotional difficulties, ages 12 to 17; as well as youth found Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of a Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or Unfit to Stand Trial under the Criminal Code of Canada & Youth Criminal Justice Act. Additional services include community consultation service, training/capacity building opportunities and ongoing sharing of current literature. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, our objective is to collaboratively enhance the capacity of communities to plan and care for challenging youth through a closer to home focus.

Under the general direction of the Program Coordinator and consistent with the Ethics and Standards of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC) and the policies of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), as the Licensed Psychologist you will be responsible for completion of independent comprehensive psychological assessments of youth with significant and complex behavioral, trauma, developmental, attachment and psychiatric challenges referred to the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre for development of a CarePlan.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Registered, in the process of registration, or eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia;
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, preferably from a Canadian Psychological Association or American Psychological Association accredited program;
  • Specific, supervised, and comprehensive education and training in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities are consistent with a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and three years of experience in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology;
  • Previous supervised psychological assessment experience with children and youth and use of current psychological assessment instruments.
  • Successful completion of a psychological pre- or post-doctoral internship of 1600 hours in a child and youth mental health or hospital setting with specialization in formal psychological assessment, diagnoses, and treatment of mental health disorders.


For more information and to apply by April 26, 2017, please go to:

Quote Job Reference: 39904

Posted 2017-04-07

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