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Miranda Nazarali
by Little Warriors
Published: October 17, 2022 (2 months ago)
Location
Ardrossan

Little Warriors is a national charitable organization focused on the awareness, advocacy, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.

Little Warriors is offering an exciting new position for a Registered Psychologist  at our Be Brave Ranch.  The Ranch offers a trauma-informed, clinically proven program combining evidence-based and other therapies for children ages 8-12 and teen girls 13-16 years of age from across Canada.

This position reports to the Clinical Director and works collaboratively with the Clinical Team.

Accountability Overview:

The position is part of a multidisciplinary team working with sexually abused children and youth at the Be Brave Ranch. Clinical presentations may include developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger, family system issues, and low self-esteem. Using individual and group therapy in a range of clinical modalities, this position will work to promote optimum mental and emotional health in a holistic and facilitative way.  This position will provide leadership and guidance to ensure quality programming and care for children and youth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate collaboratively in a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, gender informed, intensive treatment program.
  • Oversee the gathering of all information and documentation required for intake and admission day process.
  • Assist the Clinical Director to ensure all clinical as well as scientific research data is ethically gathered
  • Perform professional clinical and standard psychometric assessments as needed
  • Ensure that clinical outcome evaluation tools are used and all required program/organization evaluations are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assess clients for risk of suicide and other forms of self/other harm daily.
  • Respond to emergency situations which may include suicide or self-harm or harm to others.
  • Provide a psychological assessment/case conceptualization for each client and present to multi-disciplinary team.
  • Establish a collaborative relationship with the children and youth, staff, parents/guardians and secure a safe therapeutic environment.
  • Plan and provide evidence based clinical interventions (individual, family dyad, group, and/or family interventions).
  • Create individualized therapeutic goals with each individual client and maintain a Care Plan within the timelines directed by the Be Brave Ranch.
  • Comfort in conducting individual and group evidence based therapies.
  • Prepare reports and maintain and update each client’s file.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to the client’s treatment.
  • Monitor each client’s use of medications.
  • Participate in case conferences on each client’s behalf and liaise with community therapists, attorneys, school staff, and other professionals.
  • Collaborate and consult with other staff regarding the client’s recreation activities.
  • Develop and execute therapeutic specific themed program days.
  • Gather and provide information on appropriate community resources for parents/guardians to maintain continuity of care.
  • Ensure appropriate referrals are made for clients to community resources as necessary.
  • Attend Little Warriors community events, as requested by Clinical Director.
  • Maintain ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Complete administrative tasks which may include filing, record completion and data collection when requested.
  • Support staff in compassions fatigue support on weekly basis; ensure program is running efficiently and staff wellness is monitored.
  • Evaluate therapeutic outcomes.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree is required.
  • Registered with good standing in association of respective field and must be able to provide Psychosocial Interventions.
  • 5+ years related experience in counselling/therapeutic role.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess initiative, creativity and strong skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Must understand and have experience working with developmental trauma.
  • Must be trauma-informed, self-reflective and a positive clinical team member.
  • Experience with research is considered an asset.

 

Interested applicants should submit their CV to: Laurie Szymanski, CEO  [email protected] .

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted.

For more information on Little Warriors, visit our website at www.littlewarriors.ca.