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Kingston General Hospital

DESCRIPTION:


Reporting to the Program Manager – Mental Health Services, the Behavioural Science Technologist provides individual and group treatment to patients, assists in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the treatment programs.
 
Within this role, the employee is accountable for contributing to the delivery of the Kingston General Hospital strategy. As an employee, one must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting patient and family centered engagement and care in all we do.


Position:  Behavioural Science Technologist

Region:  Frontenac & Kingston

Description:  EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Successful completion of a 4 year Applied degree in Behavioural Psychology or a University degree and a Behavioural Science Technology – Advanced Diploma.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in the role of Behavioural Science Technologist  or equivalent preferred, preferably within a mental healthcare setting.
  • Current First Aid/CPR Level “C”.
  • Capable of establishing and maintaining effective therapeutic relationships with acutely and serious mentally ill patients, maintaining confidentiality and sensitivity to the needs of clients and their support network.
  • Familiarity with community based and regional mental health resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health medical terminology, effective communication and documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, including working effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Proven ability to organize and establish priorities in a self-directed manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions accurately.
  • Available to rotate on day shifts and evening shifts required.
  • Proven good attendance record.
  • Capable of coping with a physically demanding workload, responding to medical and behavioural emergencies, ability to lift using appropriate lifting techniques and bend, push and pull using good body mechanics.
  • Demonstrated computer competence and familiarly with Microsoft Office software.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the vision and values of the organization.
  • Current Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment, treatment planning and care management of acutely ill psychiatric patients.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Powers of Attorney Act, Substitute Decisions Act and other relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV TR diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric disorders and typical psychopharmacological treatments.
  • Knowledge of principles and goals of mental health reform within Ontario.
  • Demonstrated experience providing guidance, supportive counselling, education and health promotion to patients with serious mental illness and their families, including available resources and other related topics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience planning, implementing and evaluating behavioural management       approaches/activities, organizing and leading therapy and skill development groups for patients  with serious mental illness.
  • Proven ability to attend work regularly.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check required.

 
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The applicant must be able to meet the physical demands of this position.

Salary:  To be discussed

Terms of Employment:  Casual

Deadline for Application:  Friday, April 07, 2017

How to Apply:  Req Id 8383 




Location:  Kingston

Profession Type:  Other

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