Position: Psychology Assistant
Status: Permanent Full Time
Hourly Rate: $19.85 to $24.40
Reference #: ADM-0921-02
Reports to: Director of Services
Location: Sault Ste. Marie
Posting Date: September 17, 2021
Closing Date: Posted until filled
The Psychology Assistant will support the delivery of Specialized Consultation and Assessment Service (SCAS) to children, youth and families. Under the clinical direction of the Coordinator of SCAS and registered psychology team members, the Psychology Assistant will perform administrative and clinical duties, as per the Standards of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)–Employment of Para-Professionals and Psychological Assistants. The service is regulated under the CPO and the assistant duties performed must be clinically supervised by a Certified member of the College.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
1. To assist with client logistics such as arranging appointments, file documentation, photocopying, etc. Complete file closures once consultations/assessments are completed. Scan working files to ensure that psychology raw data is secured in electronic format and shred paper copies.
2. To score psychological assessment questionnaires. Scoring shall include questionnaires for groups, for consultations, assessments, Telemental Health consultations, contracted child psychiatrist, etc. The employee shall inform the psychology staff if a psychology questionnaire cannot be scored due to several unanswered questions, or if the questions are not marked clearly.
3. To order assessment materials, online and paper versions, test kits, manuals and ensure that when questionnaires are running low that an order is placed as directed by the service coordinator or designate. Provide Finance with necessary documents when orders are placed (purchase order, invoice, packing slip, etc.)
4. To monitor the general SCAS email account for new referrals/requests direct emails to psychology staff/consultants.
5. To maintain and secure confidential client information in the execution of professional responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with required legislation, and AFS policies and procedures.
6. To ensure on-going professional development by participating in agency sponsored training and orientation programs and through identification of applicable professional development opportunities on an on-going basis.
7. To interpret the AFS services system to clients, collateral agency representatives, and the community at large.
8. To take initiative for professional development on a personal and team level.
9. To assume other responsibilities as assigned.
PLEASE SEND YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: firstname.lastname@example.org QUOTING REFERENCE # ADM-0921-02
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the OPSEU.
Algoma Family Services (AFS) encourages applications from all qualified candidates. AFS has a great record for accommodating persons with disabilities. Job candidates are encouraged to contact Human Resources, if they need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.