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BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.


BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose. 


Psychologist, Shapedown Program
Reference #64352
Temporary Part-Time (0.60 FTE) Until April 2019

Days of work:  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Wage: $42.05 to $52.44 per hour

Vancouver, BC


The Psychologist provides psychological services to the Shapedown Program and to children and youth and their families with associated psychiatric, developmental, behavioural and other problems. Working collaboratively with the health care team, participates in research, quality improvement and risk management projects and the development of community models, protocols and educational materials for the treatment of disordered eating and obesity.

Example of Duties & Accountabilities:

  • Plans and organizes the provision of psychological services to the assigned program and patient group in consultation with the Director of Psychology and the Shapedown Program Coordinator.  Participates in activities of coordinating the team as required for the program’s delivery. 
  • Initiates and carries out creative research, either independently or in conjunction with other professionals, to investigate children and youth with disordered eating and obesity, and related mental and health disorders and the impact of disordered eating on the individual and on the family. 
  • Organizes and presents information for both research and educational purposes. Prepares submissions, and develops and delivers topical presentations to multidisciplinary, local, national, or international audiences in various formats. 
  • Coordinates and delivers a comprehensive range of psycho diagnostic assessments, including assessments of cognitive, social/emotional adjustment, executive function and learning and development, and associated conditions for children and adolescents seen in the Shape Down  Program. 
  • Provides a range of treatment services for this patient group.  Psychotherapeutic Interventions may include such activities as individual or group therapy and cognitive-behaviour management.  Can develop and use manualized individual and family interventions   Documents assessments, treatment plans and outcomes and advises other members of the treatment team.



Education, Training and Experience

  • A Doctorate in Psychology and Registration (or eligibility) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.  If eligible, Registration will be completed within one year of the hiring date. 
  • Certification as a Shapedown Weight Management Program ® provider. 
  • Recent related experience in child, adolescent, psycho diagnostic, clinical and/or health care environment. 
  • Experience working with children, adolescents, and families with disordered eating and obesity.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to deal effectively with other professionals and with patients. 
  • Ability to provide effective clinical care to the target patient population. 
  • Ability to initiate and carry out research.
  • Ability to provide clinical and professional supervision and to provide instruction and teaching. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. 
  • Ability to operate related equipment such as computers and utilize research evaluation software. 
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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