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Psychological Counsellor, Postgraduate Medical Education, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 26181

Updated: July 11, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Office of Postgraduate Medical Education in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Psychological Counsellor. This Part-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Office of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) in the Cumming School of Medicine is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and oversees the education and training of 950+ medical residents, fellows, international trainees and visiting elective residents in over 60 specialty and subspecialty Residency Training Programs in a variety of clinical and academic settings situated in five Calgary hospitals with collaborative relationships in metro and rural settings.  Residency Training Programs vary in length from 2 - 8 years, have independent education curricula, and are separately accredited according to Royal College mandated requirements.

This position reports to the Registration/Administration Manager with accountabilities from the Director of the Office of Resident Affairs and Physician Wellbeing.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Provide professional psychotherapeutic and educational counselling services for individual Physicians/Residents/Fellows
  • Attends to the psychological welfare of Residents and Physicians
  • Provides general intake, assessment and intervention for residents requesting counselling services
  • Function as an independent, responsible professional in accordance with professional codes of ethics and the traditional duties and responsibilities of scholars, consulting and collaborating with academic and administrative leaders
  • Demonstrate range, depth, and flexibility in responding professionally to client needs for preventive, developmental or therapeutic counselling in order to facilitate the clients
  • Offer one-on-one counselling with residents/fellows to assist them in acquiring the skills necessary to negotiate the personal and professional challenges of residency
  • Develop and document intervention plan based on identified needs in accordance to professional standards
  • Recommend or refer to third party services as required
  • Access or know where to access other community services when needed (Resource navigation)
  • Provides individual and/or group counselling for personal concerns, including crisis intervention when required
  • Respond to mental health emergencies and other crisis, as appropriate and upon request
  • Provide input to team related to factors, barriers and dynamics that influence physician and resident success
  • Collaborate with other professionals in planning and implementing services that align with best practice, and ethical and professional standards
  • Demonstrate specialized expertise in a particular areas of counselling and maintaining confidentiality
  • Familiar with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) reporting requirements and circumstances under which a trainee needs to self-report to CPSA or the counsellor needs to confer with the Director about reporting
  • Facilitates interactive, mental health and wellness themed workshops and activities
  • Proactively determines strategies to meet Physicians/Residents/Fellow's needs and trends

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Masters Degree Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or along with a related professional designation
  • Degree in Social Work with comparable training may be considered
  • Registered or eligible to Register with the College of Alberta Psychologists or registered with the Canadian Counselling Association
  • Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW)
  • A minimum of 3-5 years related experience (this may include time spent in supervised practice in the pursuit of obtaining Registered Psychologist status)
  • Suicide Intervention training including ASIST an asset
  • Understanding of the reporting requirements for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta an asset
  • A demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Highly developed oral, written and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently

Application Deadline:  July 14, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase 3.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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