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Psychologist - Inventory

Reference number: PEN23J-024481-000004
Selection process number: 2023-PEN-EA-PAC-180484
Correctional Service Canada - Health Services
Abbotsford (British Columbia), Agassiz (British Columbia), Mission (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Vancouver Region - Other locations (British Columbia)
$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

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Closing date: 17 July 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.

Any application submitted will stay active in the inventory (assuming it meets the essential screening criteria) for 180 days. At the end of that period, you will need to refresh your application to ensure it stays active in the inventory. 15 days prior to the end of the 180 day period, you will receive a notice to your PSRS profile instructing you that your application will expire unless it is refreshed.

Work environment

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is hiring Psychologists and will challenge you like no other organization in Canada. 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

Once you have submitted your application, please contact Shelley Kozicki, Health Services Recruitment & Retention Project Officer, by email at Shelley.Kozicki@csc-scc.gc.ca to arrange a preliminary interview.

The candidate 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 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)

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.

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.

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

Reference checks may be sought.

A test may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

A situational exercise may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

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

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment 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

Tanya Maher, Health Services Recruitment and Retention Project Officer Front-Line Recruitment (FLR) - HR
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