GC Jobs

Psychologist - Inventory

Reference number: PEN23J-123996-000009
Selection process number: 2023-PEN-EA-ONT-181223
Correctional Service Canada
Campbellford (Ontario), Gravenhurst (Ontario), Hamilton (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Kitchener (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
$85,917 to $100,165 (Plus applicable allowances, including the Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance of $2,000 and a terminable allowance [master - $6,000, doctoral – $12,000] per year. These allowances are subject to change, modification or revocation, with notice)

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Learn more: CSC Health Services

Need help for applying? Applying for Government of Canada

Closing date: 29 May 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Work environment

The CSC is hiring licenced Psychologists.

As a Psychologist within our agency, you will work as an autonomous health provider in a dynamic, evidence-based multidisciplinary practice offering essential psychological services (assessment, intervention, and treatment) to a diverse patient profile.

Health Services vision is to provide professional, clinically independent, culturally safe and responsive, trauma informed, integrated, and coordinated person-centred care. In collaboration with our partners, CSC Health Services provides a broad range of informed health services that are responsive to the diverse needs of our population through promoting family and community supports, patient advocacy, respecting patient and provider rights and responsibilities, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and quality improvement. You will be called on to provide quality mental health services to promote patient safety, stabilization, recovery and successful reintegration into our society.

In addition to the exciting work available, we offer an excellent benefit package, promote a healthy workforce with continuous wellness initiatives, and encourage ongoing professional development aligned with priority initiatives. Furthermore, the structure of the organization supports a culture of career advancement and mobility opportunities.

We encourage diversity and we welcome you to apply.

Intent of the process

Once you have submitted your application, please contact Crystal Saunders, Regional Recruitment and Retention Officer, Health Services, by email at Crystal.Saunders@csc-scc.gc.ca to arrange a preliminary interview.

CSC will review applications received weekly and contact applicants selected for further assessment based on the needs of the region or institutions. It is therefore important for candidates to indicate all the locations at which they are interested in working.

The candidate qualified pool resulting from this selection process may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate (anticipatory), term, or casual basis.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in clinical, forensic or counseling psychology.

Degree equivalency

Registered/Licensed as a Psychologist for autonomous practice by a provincial registering/licensing body.

Experience in the provision of psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, counseling or other psychological services with adults, either to groups or to individuals.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Demonstrating Integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Effective communication

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Doctorate from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in clinical, forensic or counseling psychology.

Degree equivalency

Registration for autonomous practice of psychology by the provincial registering/ licensing body in the province of practice.

Experience diagnosing mental disorders.

Knowledge of the Correctional Service of Canada, the Criminal Justice System and its legislative basis, and the relevant provincial legislation governing mental health and the practice of psychology.

To support employment equity objectives, increased representation of employment equity groups.
To support diversity and inclusion, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group.
To meet business objectives, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group.

Achieving a representative workforce has been identified an Organizational Need and may be applied in this appointment process. Applicants must complete the Employment Equity portion of the CREATE/MAINTAIN PROFILE identifying themselves as a person of an EE group in their application through GC jobs in order to be considered to meet the Organizational Need in this process.

Ability and willingness to work shift work, overtime and variable hours.
Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

For this selection process, we will communicate with you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this selection process. It is your responsibility to inform of any change of address, telephone number and / or email address. You must ensure to check/view your email accounts including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. Candidates who respond past the deadline risk being removed from the selection process.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Crystal Saunders, Regional Recruitment and Retention Officer, Health Services, Ontario Front-Line Planning and Recruitment (FLR) - HR
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