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Coordinator, Psych Services

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Ontario Provincial Police
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
I1012F - Social Services111
$82,215.00 - $119,496.00 Per Year
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The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Bureau Commander of Career Development Bureau are seeking a qualified individual to join our team. In this exciting, rewarding and challenging opportunity, you will manage and implement professional psychological services including the assessment of results and recommendations of psychological testing for new recruits and specialized team members. The successful candidate will be expected to research and develop strategies to support organizational needs for the purposes of recruitment, selection and long-term trends analysis, and provide expert advice and guidance to management and executive staff as required.

Note: The position is located at the OPP's General Headquarters in Orillia and requires a high level of engagement with the teams and new recruits, therefore there is a requirement to report to the office location as per the OPP/OPS's guidelines. However, a flexible work schedule and work location may be negotiated.

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 's is committed to the following values:

• 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?

You will:
• Provide professional psychological services for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) utilizing your knowledge of theories of human development and relevant psychological theories, methodologies and practices.
• Apply the psychological testing principles to provide screening and interpretation services through the selection, administration and scoring of a range of psychological tests for new recruits and specialized team members.
• Lead the development and implementation of performance measures, benchmarking and quality assurance standards to evaluate programs and standards.
• Design, organize and develop research programs that align with psychology practices and theories to enhance and support the organization in the delivery psychological services.
• Develop and deliver recommendations, reports and presentations in order to provide expert advice and guidance to senior managers and executives in their decision-making activities.

How do I qualify?


• Ability to pass an OPP background security investigation.
• Current registration as a clinical psychologist in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) required.
• Valid Class “G” Driver License and/or ability to travel throughout the province if required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge and theory and practices of psychology, current policing practices, culture, and theories to design, organize and develop research programs to manage and coordinate the activities of staff.
• Knowledge of police work and culture including administration of police services and understanding of critical incident stress response models to work collaboratively and build complementary programs to maintain psychological health and wellness within the OPP. Ability to cultivate learning and growth while promoting innovation and creativity.
• Knowledge of relevant legislative authorities and Ontario Public Service policies, directives and guidelines to interpret and apply to the management of program staff.
• Knowledge of current/emerging trends and issues in the OPP as well as ministry and police industry directions, strategies and initiatives.
• Ability to administer and manage psychological programs and a local and regional level to achieve results within the OPP.
• Communication skills, demonstrated management and interpersonal skills to supervise and coordinate the activities of staff. Apply a leadership and integrity model.
• Ability to coordinate psychological services within policing/security programs and review/assess recommendations for the suitability of applicants for uniform positions in the OPP or specialty units.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume and cover letter (no more than 5 pages) outlining your qualifications attention Mechtild Uhe to the following email address no later than 11:59 on the closing date 26th Sept, 2023.

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

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 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:

Ensure that you read the job description carefully as to better understand the requirements of this job.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent - Full Time, 777 Memorial Ave, Orillia, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Thursday, August 31, 2023

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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, September 29, 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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