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Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Roy McMurtry Youth Centre
Job Term:
1 Temporary contract/assignment up to 6 months with a possible extension
Job Code:
M1112F - Social Services45
$90,348.00 - $135,178.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a Registered Psychologist looking for a new, challenging opportunity? The Roy McMurtry Youth Centre seeks a dedicated Manager of Psychological Services to oversee the provision of professional psychological services for our diverse population in a secure youth facility.

You will make a valuable contribution at the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services as you lead a multi-disciplinary team who take pride in making a difference in the lives of those under custody and supervision.

What can a career with the Ontario Public Service offer you?

The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province with a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We need great leaders to support the delivery of psychology services in our provincial adult institutions.

A career with the Ontario Public Service can offer you a competitive total compensation package, which includes an attractive salary and may include the following:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health and Dental Plans
• Life and Disability insurance
• 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Program
• Online and in-person workshops
• Opportunities for advancement
• Ergonomic assessments and accommodations based on need

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism
The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

As the Manager, Psychological Services, you will:

• Provide leadership and manage a team in the delivery of psychological programs and services within a multi-disciplinary model.
• Provide consultation and coordination of psychological services, in areas such as crisis intervention, behaviour management, mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning.
• Coordinate psychological counselling and psychotherapy services, both individual and group.
• Lead research projects to evaluate facility programs, and recommend new approaches to improve programming, practices and procedures.
• Develop and sustain internal and external stakeholder relationships to coordinate shared interests.
• Continually monitor and improve upon programming by researching and maintaining awareness of best practices and testing new approaches for effectiveness.

Leadership in the OPS
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours define what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:
• You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.
• You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.

How do I qualify?


• You are registered Psychologist in good standing in the Province of Ontario.

Leadership and Management Skills

• You have proven leadership ability to oversee the delivery of psychological programs and services.
• You have proven skills to manage staff, provide coaching and mentoring, and foster an engaged and inclusive environment.
• You are a strategic and forward thinking leader with the ability to evaluate facility programs, and recommend new approaches to improve programming, practices and procedures.
• You demonstrate knowledge in financial and human resources management.
• You have sound decision-making, analytical thinking and judgement skills.

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge of science and practices of psychology, including a full range of psychotherapeutic and correctional assessments, and intervention techniques.
• you can evaluate individual cases, studying clinical reports to determine risks, crisis interventions, the needs of youth in a secure facility.
• You have knowledge of psychological research methods for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, to plan and guide evaluation of programs and services.
• You have progressive experience in providing professional psychological and consultancy services.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, stakeholders and youth offenders.
• You can provide sound advice and consultation, and build solid working relationships with key stakeholders.
• You write and present specialized technical information in a clear and concise manner.
• You can exchange information with senior institutional managers to improve interdepartmental efficiency and programs.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 8500 Mclaughlin Rd S, Brampton, Central Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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