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Mental Health Clinician

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Ontario Provincial Police
Anywhere in Central, Anywhere in North, Anywhere in West
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
3 Permanent
Job Code:
I0902A - Human Resources42
$76,382.00 - $112,555.00 Per Year
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Job ID:
The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Bureau Commander, Healthy Workplace Team is seeking a qualified individual to join our Healthy Workplace Team. In this exciting, rewarding and challenging opportunity, you will work with members of the OPP in their development and care and provide social work expertise and consultation services in the area of mental health, addictions and, trauma.

About Us:

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 5,800 uniformed officers, 2,400 civilian employees and 830 Auxiliary officers. We provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario. The OPP is a division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the largest operational ministry in the province with a presence in every community across Ontario. We are the largest police service in Ontario and the second largest in Canada.

The OPP continues to work to ensure psychological health, safety and respect are embedded into all aspects of our organization. The Healthy Workplace Team is evolving towards a practitioner-led structure, which will include regional service hubs across the province, and will be as independent of the organization as possible to ensure member confidentiality while adhering to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

The Healthy Workplace Team provides access to a wide range of health and wellness services. Our team is comprised of psychologists, mental health clinicians, and care navigators. Our team also offers fitness and nutrition services. The Healthy Workplace Team coordinates organizational and wellness programs including peer support and the Chaplaincy Program. Our team also coordinates and supports the occupational medicine program for employees and managers which is delivered by an external occupational physician.

The OPP Values promote always doing the right things for the right reasons, by:

• Interacting with RESPECT, COMPASSION and FAIRNESS.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

To work with members of the OPP in the development and care and provide social work expertise and advice services in the area of mental health, addictions and trauma.

Note: This position will service the Central Region and requires regular and extensive travel within the Region and often on short notice in response to critical incidents. This position also requires occasional travel throughout the Province.

How do I qualify?


• Ability to pass an OPP background/ security investigation.
• Degree in Social Work, or equivalent (e.g. Psychotherapist, Registered Nurse with mental health/addiction specialty, etc.) is required.
• Must be registered, and in good standing, with their respective College at the time of application (e.g. CRPO, CNO).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to practice independently to deliver psychotherapy services in Ontario.
• Knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of social work to provide counselling, family therapy and trauma counselling, understanding of theoretical applications and practical interventions and mental health assessment methodologies.
• Knowledge of community resources across Ontario, and related sectors to engage stakeholders, promote the integration of programs with regional priorities/programs and to identify needs, service gaps and pressures.
• Knowledge of case management techniques and quality standards in order to ensure effective service delivery in accordance with the program and objectives.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of training and development to develop and present training programs within the OPP and for community partner organizations.
• Understanding of human development stages across the lifespan to provide mental health, trauma counselling, family therapy and to provide interpretation and coaching to OPP staff.
• Ability to provide clinical oversight of case files and identify contentious issues.
• Ability to work with families of the OPP staff, providing assistance and support to in various human resource matters including illness and injury, employment accommodation and disability management.
• Ability to plan, prioritize and organize case load to ensure the effective case management and monitoring of caseload and to ensure that all required reports and statistics are prepared in a timely manner.
• Ability to assist in the development, implementation, review and evaluation of health care programs and services to ensure high standards are maintained.
• Courtesy, professionalism, tact and diplomacy to build rapport with clients, and interface with them in providing information and support to effectively resolve complex issues related with mental health, trauma and addictions. Ability to respond to employee and family inquiries, provide process and procedural information to assist members and support family members with processes/procedures in the event of an employee/family death.
• Tactical communication skills to maintain composure and adjust behavior to suit the individual and situation and to diffuse situations when required, adjusting communication style to accommodate resistance from potentially irate, upset clients.
• Written communication skills.

Additional Information:

Ensure that you read the job description to make sure you understand this job. Even if you don't meet every requirement in this job description, we still encourage you to apply.

Application Instructions:

Resume / cover letter must be received no later than 11:59 pm on 19-May-2023. Submit quoting WIN ID # (if applicable) and file # 23-159 showing how your qualifications, training and experience relate to the position to: A/Inspector Elizabeth Belanger.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Provincial Police is dedicated to ensuring open, accessible, equitable and respectful workplaces, and is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves. We encourage applications from members of our diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, persons from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s), and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service. The Ontario Provincial Police is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations will be provided in all stages of our hiring processes, as necessary. If you require accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact the hiring manager.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, Anywhere in Central, Central Region
  • 1 English Permanent, North West Region, Anywhere in North, North Region
  • 1 English Permanent, Anywhere in West, West Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Friday, May 5, 2023

Collection of Information

Your personal information is being collected and will be used to determine your qualifications for employment with the Ontario Public Service, and for recruitment modernization initiatives. OPS Careers is an authorized common service in accordance with s. 6 of the Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25 and this collection of personal information is necessary to the proper administration of OPS Careers.

Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc. with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.

If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information, please contact us.

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, May 19, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code .
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