PSYCHOLOGIST – REGULAR FULL TIME (100%)
WESTERN QUEBEC SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE
Nature of the Work
The position of psychologist encompasses, in particular, responsibility for prevention and screening activities, providing assistance and guidance to students experiencing or likely to experience social maladjustments or learning difficulties, evaluating the psychological and mental functioning and determining an individualized education plan in order to foster psychological health and restore mental health of students in interaction with their environment and support them in their educational path and in their personal and social development.
The psychologist participates in developing and implementing a psychological service that meets the academic and administrative requirements of both the educational institutions and the school board;
He or she contributes to the screening and identification of students experiencing problems, using an approach focusing on prevention and intervention. He or she plans and conducts evaluations of the students' psychological and mental functioning, including students with handicaps or social maladjustments and students suffering from a mental or neuropsychological disorder attested to by a diagnosis or an evaluation conducted by qualified personnel. He or she selects and uses recognized standardized psychometric tools; he or she conducts interviews and makes observations, analyzes and interprets the observations and data gathered. He or she determines, as part of an individualized education plan, a psychological intervention plan to meet the student's needs;
He or she works with a multidisciplinary team to draw up and review a student's individualized education plan by including his or her action plan in the plan, if necessary; he or she participates in defining intervention objectives and means; he or she works with other team members to ensure concerted and coordinated interventions and assess the achievement of objectives;
He or she helps teachers determine the nature of the problem; provides them with advice and support in their educational process; he or she suggests or applies solutions conducive to improving the conditions for the success of a student or a group of students; he or she plans, organizes and conducts training activities;
He or she works with students, groups of students or parents, helps them identify difficulties, supports them in exploring solutions and, as needed, recommends resources;
He or she advises management staff, prepares expertise, evaluation, briefing and progress reports and formulates appropriate recommendations to support decision making;
He or she provides advice and support to school resources in matters pertaining to the integration of students into regular classes; he or she proposes appropriate intervention means or activities for a student or a group of students;
He or she may be called upon to help defuse crisis or emergency situations and to propose solutions;
He or she develops and maintains relations with representatives of partner organizations, the health and social services network and school boards;
He or she prepares and updates files according to the standards related to the practice of the profession and the rules defined by the school board; he or she prepares progress notes or reports as well as end-of-process and follow-up reports on his or her interventions.
Must be a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec.
The position is governed by the collective agreement between CPNCA and FPPE (Fédération des professionnelles et professionnels de l’éducation du Québec).
Travel is required with the school board territory and a personal vehicle and valid driver’s licence is necessary.
Start Date: As soon as possible
$26.43-$49.82 per hour (based on experience and qualifications).
Payment of a premium to psychologists: varies between 6.6% and 9.5% (based on hours worked).
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH APPLYTOEDUCATION
Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
The Western Quebec School Board is committed to building an educational community with the common purpose to realize the potential of all our students by cultivating a strong corps of support, professional, teaching and administrative excellence. We therefore encourage applications from Indigenous people, as well as from other racialized people groups, persons living with a disability, people of religious faith, and gender minorities.
As an organization, we strive to hire individuals who reflect the communities we serve, and who embody and practice a love of life-long learning, teamwork, and the highest professional ethics. Our efforts to achieve a diverse workforce that contributes to a culturally safe working environment include establishing proactive employment practices to address systemic barriers and removing obstacles to hiring and retaining qualified people.