Canadian Mental Health Association – Psychologist , Confident Parents, Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program

Canadian Mental Health Association

Confident Parents, Thriving Kids – Anxiety Program

Victoria, BC

0.5 FTE

Closing Date: April 30, 2019



CMHA BC Division is expanding its programming for parents and caregivers of children struggling with mental health challenges. Confident Parents, Thriving Kids (CPTK) is the largest direct service provincial program delivered by CMHA BC serving both Indigenous and non-Indigenous families.


CPTK offers help, in the form of telephone and on-line coaching, to parents and other caregivers. The program is evidence-based and provides protocol-driven, brief structured interventions effective in reducing symptoms and improving functioning in children aged 3 to 12 years of age. Through innovative delivery methods, the service strives to offer flexibility, convenience and rapid access for young families across British Columbia.


CMHA BC is launching a new service arm of CPTK operating out of CMHA’s downtown Victoria office, serving parents and caregivers of children with mild to moderate anxiety conditions.


We are seeking a half-time psychologist to provide clinical guidance to a team of parent support coaches. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits as well as flexibility in hours.



  • Provide clinical oversight for trained coaches who deliver a structured web and telephone based intervention to parents and caregivers of children with anxiety conditions
  • Conduct regular individual and group consultation sessions
  • Work closely with the Program Leader for Quality Assurance and Training to ensure fidelity to the intervention protocol and to enhance quality improvement
  • Conduct training of new coach cohorts
  • Assist with quality improvement efforts that enhance parent experiences and outcomes


Qualifications & Experience

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from a recognized university
  • Current registration with the College of Psychologists of BC or other Canadian jurisdiction
  • Clinical experience working with children and families
  • Clinical expertise in child anxiety conditions
  • Solid CBT knowledge and skills (CACBT certification an asset)
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity is desirable
  • Experience working with Indigenous families and communities an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to train and support staff
  •  Excellent communication skills


Submit resume and cover letter to:

Gail Young, Director, Human Resources


T: 604-688-3234


For more information, contact:

Kimberley McEwan, PhD


T: 250-888-0627