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Reference number: PEN22J-023181-000077
Selection process number: 2022-PEN-EA-PRA-178222
Correctional Service Canada - Health Services- Prairie Region
Drumheller (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Grande Cache (Alberta), Innisfail (Alberta), Stony Mountain (Manitoba), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Regina (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
$85,917 to $100,165 (Plus applicable allowances, including a terminable allowance: Masters degree- $6,000, Ph. D. – $12,000 per an.)

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


CSC Health Services http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/health/index-eng.shtml

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Closing date: 20 June 2023 - 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 Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is hiring Psychologists and will challenge you like no other organization in Canada. We need you for important work at our facilities in the Prairie Region located in urban, semi-urban and rural locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. You will be called on to address the mental health needs of offenders and services related to their reintegration into society. Our team of over 300 Psychologists is world-renowned for their contributions to correctional research.

In addition to the exciting work, we offer an excellent benefit package, the potential for flexible work arrangements and encourage continuing learning.

We encourage diversity and welcome you to apply!

Intent of the process

The CSC will periodically access the applications received and contact applicants selected for further assessment based on the needs of the region or institution.

It is therefore important for candidates to indicate all the locations for which they are interested and registered to work in.

Once you have submitted your application, please contact Leah Korte, Health Services Recruitment & Retention Project Officer, by email at Leah.Korte@csc-scc.gc.ca to arrange an evaluation.

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 individuals.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Qualifications:


• 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 in the provision of psychological services in forensic/correctional settings.
• Experience in providing psychological services to diverse population
• Experience in providing culturally sensitive interventions
• Experience diagnosing mental disorders.

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)


• 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.
• Knowledge of contemporary Canadian Indigenous history.
• Knowledge of trauma informed and client centered principles and practices.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

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

We may assess the essential and asset qualifications using interviews, written tests (take home assignments or other), references or a combination of these or other assessment methods. Other sources of information (such as performance agreements, work samples, board member knowledge, etc.) may be used to assess the criteria identified on the Statement of Merit Criteria.

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.
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Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

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.


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

Anfernee Houmphanh, Human Resources Advisor (Developmental)
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