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Psychologist - Inventory

Reference number: PEN24J-126896-000019
Selection process number: 2024-PEN-EA-ATL-186597
Correctional Service Canada - Health Services
Dorchester (New Brunswick), Moncton (New Brunswick), Renous (New Brunswick), Saint John (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Springhill (Nova Scotia), Truro (Nova Scotia)
$85,917 to $100,165 (Plus applicable allowances, including a terminable allowance of $6,000 for a Masters degree or $12,000 for a Ph. D. and a Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance of $2,000 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: 12 June 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.

If you participe to our various PS-03 selection processes posted in different regions, note that you may be assessed once and your assessment results may apply as part of all these selection processes. The waiting period to be reassessed is 180 calendars days from your last 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

The CSC will periodically access the applications received and contact applicants selected for further assessments based on the needs of the institutions. It is therefore important that you indicate all the locations for which you are interested and registered to work in.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

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)

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)

Various language requirements
English Essential
Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC

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.

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. You must complete the Employment Equity portion of the CREATE/MAINTAIN PROFILE section to indicate if you are a person of an EE group in your application.

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

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.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) 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

Regional Manager, Policy, Planning & Quality Improvement, Health Services Front Line Recruitment (FLR) for Health Services - HR
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