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Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Ontario Correctional Institute
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
09380 - Psychologist 1
$1,517.33 - $1,947.31 Per Week* Amended salary information noted under Job ID
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Please note: The correct salary range for this position is $1494.91 to $1918.53 per week in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions

*Amended job ad closing date

The Ontario Correctional Institute, located in Brampton, Ontario, provides specialized and intensive treatment for offender rehabilitation. It is recognized as a leader in correctional treatment.

As a registered Psychologist, you will have an opportunity to be part of a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of individual and group treatment programs, as well as therapy and consulting services.

If you are an outstanding professional with a passion for helping others, don't miss this exciting opportunity.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Provide psychological services, including the planning, implementation and supervision of individual and group therapy sessions for offenders
• Assess offenders' risk, criminogenic needs and responsivity concerns, and make recommendations for addressing targets
• Develop and communicate individual therapeutic treatment programs compatible with institutional resources
• Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment programs and recommend alternatives
• Be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for offenders' mental health and care
• Participate in research and on-going program development
• Perform clinical duties, including the preparation of evaluative and clinical reports
• Assist with staff training programs
• Provide consultation and advice to the management team, and respond to inquiries

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirement

• You are currently registered as a Psychologist in the Province of Ontario with a minimum requirement of 'registered with supervised practice'

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

• You have demonstrated expertise in psychology, including a full range of psychotherapeutic and assessment techniques (i.e., risk factors, responsivity issues and diagnosis)
• You have knowledge of the science, practices and ethics of psychology as applied within a forensic/correctional setting, and relevant provincial and federal statutes
• You have knowledge of community resources and services
• You are able to plan, develop and apply individual and group treatment to a diverse population of offenders
• You can organize, co-ordinate and supervise graduate students in providing psychological services
• You can develop and foster a productive therapeutic relationship with difficult offender clients

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can communicate information on assessment approaches, findings and treatment/rehabilitative activities to clinical professionals and correctional staff
• You demonstrate maturity, discretion and sensitivity in order to discuss diagnosis, treatment and progress with offenders, their families and/or advocates
• You demonstrate tact and diplomacy, and you are able to gain confidence of staff and supervisors within a multi-disciplinary correctional treatment setting

Analytical and Judgment Skills

• You can determine the most appropriate diagnostic approach based on offender history and current indicators
• You can evaluate the efficiency of treatment and rehabilitative programs and identify effective solutions

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 109 Mclaughlin Rd S, PO BOX 1888, Brampton, Central Region, Enhanced - CPIC, VSS, PIP, Niche/RMS, Credit
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  • C-CL-109434/17
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 1, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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