Apply By: Friday, March 5, 2021 11:59 pm EST


Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Cecil Facer Youth Centre
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
C09382 - Psychologist 2 (COR)
$1,736.91 - $2,271.89 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Please note: The annual salary for this position is $90,629 to $118,544 per annum.

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services seeks an experienced Senior Psychologist to join its multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals at the Cecil Facer Youth Centre.

You will be part of a dedicated team in the delivery of individual and group treatment programs, as well as therapy and consulting services for youth. If you are an outstanding professional with a passion for helping others, don't miss this exciting opportunity.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) offers a competitive compensation package, including a defined pension plan. We support career and leadership development, invest in learning opportunities, and recognize team and individual achievements.

To learn more about the compensation package for this position, please visit the Ontario Public Service Employee Union website ( for a copy of the current collective agreements, and the OPSEU Pension Trust website ( for information on the pension plan.

Please note this is a continuous posting ad. The recruitment and selection processes will begin after October 19, 2020. This posting may be extended and available until the position is filled. Please submit your application once only

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Provide a wide variety of psychological services related to the diagnosis, treatment, assessment and evaluation of youths, including individual and/or group therapy
• Apply complex treatment techniques, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
• Supervise all aspects of rehabilitation assessments and therapeutic interventions
• Administer, evaluate and interpret psychological tests, and conduct research and program evaluation projects
• Lead training programs and provide training and education to multi-discipline staff
• Provide senior-level professional expertise and consultation to management and staff on a variety of psychological services

How do I qualify?


• You are registered in good standing as a Psychologist in autonomous practice in the Province of Ontario
• You have a Ph.D. in Psychology from a university of recognized standing

Judgement Skills

• You can exercise sound judgment to determine best approach to enhance the well-being of youths
• You can use discretion and sensitivity when discussing the diagnosis, treatment and progress of youths

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

• You have knowledge of the science and practices of psychology, including psychotherapeutic and assessment techniques to plan, conduct and coordinate psychological services
• You can apply complex treatment techniques, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and provide consultation and advice on diagnosis and treatment of youths in custody
• You have knowledge of current rehabilitative and treatment techniques, practices and theories applicable to the youth population

Communications and Relationship Management Skills

• You can work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team to carry out clinical responsibilities, and maintain strong working relationships with staff and community partners
• You communicate and express specialized technical findings and complex ideas clearly
• You can use motivational interviewing skills to persuade youths to accept treatment and encourage their acceptance of psychological services in the community

Program Evaluation and Analytical Skills

• You have knowledge of program evaluation, statistical analysis and research techniques to conduct research and analyze data
• You can evaluate treatment and rehabilitative activities and/or programs and identify effective solutions
• You can determine the appropriate diagnostic approaches and provide assessments based on the interpretation of tests, interviews and other methods
• You can oversee the administration and scoring of psychological tests and write formal assessment reports

Leadership and Training Skills

• You can lead and develop training sessions
• You can provide technical expertise, support and guidance to staff of the psychological services clinical team

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 2500 South Lane, Sudbury, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Monday, October 5, 2020
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • N-SS-155254/20

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
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.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 5, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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