Psychologist - Forensic Sexual Offender Treatment Program - Jobs in Kentville, NS - 543546

Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
Job Summary
  • Job Type
    Full Time

Job Description

Req ID: 38123
Location: Western Zone, Chipman Building
Company: NSHA
Department: 60039598 MHA WZ Forensic AV
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (60% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager, Adult Mental Health and Addictions Program, the psychologist provides assessment and intervention to persons who have crossed legal boundaries in their sexual behaviour in accordance with provincial standards as communicated by the ECFH Forensic Sexual Behaviour Program (FSBP). Included in assessment is a comprehensive risk assessment utilizing actuarial measures and ongoing dynamic risk assessment during intervention. Intervention is provided largely in group format in accordance with best practices, but may be offered one-on-one or include clients family as dictated by clinical need. Collaboration with community partners such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Family & Childrens Services (FCS) to ensure community safety is an essential element of all service provision.

The Psychologist ensures that all services are provided in accordance with NSBEP ethical standards and practice guidelines for psychologists, the provincial standards of the FSBP, the principles and practices of NSHA, and relevant legislature.

The Psychologist ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.

MA/MSc Psychology, PhD or PsyD - psychology degree
Current registration as a Psychologist with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) or current listing on the Candidate Register under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist
1 year relevant experience in mental health
Professional training acceptable to nationally-recognized accrediting bodies an asset
Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated skills in DSM diagnosis
Knowledge and experience with the use of risk assessment tools
Knowledge and experience with psychometric tests in the areas of personality and deception
Expertise in the area of assessment and intervention with those at risk for sexual recidivis
Expertise commensurate with the ability to provide expert witness testimony if subpoenaed
Knowledge regarding truth verification and PPG assessments
Demonstrated ability to work with antisocial, personality disordered, and oppositional populations
Demonstrated ability for effective self-care and stress management
Demonstrated ability for independence tempered with awareness of when to seek consultation
Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, problem solve and utilize good judgment in decision making in time sensitive situations
Ability to address ethical decisions on a regular basis addressing client rights and risk to the community
Ability to work with counterparts from other disciplines (e.g., FCS, DOJ) in an effective, collaborative manner designed to optimize outcomes

Qualifications Continued
Travel is required
Competencies in other languages an asset, French Preferred
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work
Permanent part-time (60%); 45 hours biweekly
Travel to other sites will be required.
Primarily day shifts; some evenings will be required
Salary Information

$51.646 - $57.3838

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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