When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a master's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in clinical, forensic or counseling psychology.
Specific coursework at the graduate level in one or more of the following areas: abnormal behaviour/psychopathology, psychological assessment, and/or psychological interventions
Registration for autonomous practice of psychology by a provincial or territorial registering/licensing body in Canada.
Experience in the provision of psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, counseling or other psychological services with adults, either to groups or individuals.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Doctorate from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in clinical, forensic or counseling psychology.
Experience in the provision of psychological services in forensic/correctional settings.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
For more information, please consult:
Knowledge of ethical principles guiding the professional practice of psychology.
Knowledge of principles and applications of psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, treatment, programs and crisis intervention.
Ability to provide psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, treatment, programs and crisis intervention.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Effective interpersonal relations
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Registration for autonomous practice of psychology by the provincial registering/ licensing body in the province of practice.
Knowledge of the Correctional Service of Canada, the Criminal Justice System and its legislative basis, and the relevant provincial legislation governing mental health and the practice of psychology.
Knowledge of contemporary Canadian Aboriginal issues.
Ability to diagnose mental disorders.
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to solve problems.
Ability to manage own time.
Desire to learn and change
Focus on results
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Placement of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) employees affected by workforce adjustment.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
In an effort to resolve retention and recruitment problems, the Employer will provide an allowance to Masters and Doctoral level registered psychologists (PS) for the performance of PS duties in the Health Services group with the exclusion of the personnel psychologists in the Personnel Psychology Centre (PPC) or in any other portion of the Public Service Commission (PSC), or in Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The parties agree that PS employees who perform the duties of positions identified above shall be eligible to receive a "terminable allowance" in the following amounts (subject to conditions):
Masters level registered psychologists - $6,000
Doctoral level registered psychologists - $12,000
The Correctional Service of Canada is dedicated to supporting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes for all candidates. At any time during a selection process, candidates may request an accommodation to facilitate their assessment in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/information-candidates/accommodations.html for additional information on accommodation in a selection process. Alternatively, you may direct any specific enquiries to the departmental contact identified on this advertisement. For general information when applying on a selection process, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/information-candidates.html .
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.