Position Title: Research Chair in Forensic Mental Health Science
Job Class: Under Review
Dept/Program: Research & Academics
Employee Group: Non-Union
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time – 5 year term
Posting Date: July 22, 2020
Work Schedule: 37.50 hours weekly as per schedule
Posting Type: Open
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is our region's 301-bed specialty mental health hospital. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene, the hospital is home to the Waypoint Research Institute and also has the province's only high secure forensic mental health program for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems. We provide an extensive range of both acute and longer term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services to Simcoe County, Muskoka, part of Dufferin County and the southern portion of Parry Sound. The hospital is recognized for the provision of exceptional care to those most needing mental health services and for its contributions to the understanding of mental illness. For additional information about Waypoint, including program descriptions, please visit our website at http://www.waypointcentre.ca/
The Vice-President of Research & Academics is currently seeking a Research Chair in Forensic Mental Health Science. The purpose of this position, under the administrative authority of the Waypoint Research Institute, is to design, plan, supervise, direct, and conduct a program of scientific research in a tertiary mental health specialty psychiatric hospital with a large high secure forensic unit, including the hospital’s outpatient and community services; to design, plan, supervise, coordinate and execute program evaluation projects; and to provide education and training to hospital staff providing direct care to persons with serious and complex mental disorders. Such research may include research involving forensic mental health patients, including violent and/or sex offenders. An important objective is to actively seek and acquire external funding for research projects and to plan and coordinate budgeting and supervise expenditures for funded research projects.
How do I apply?
Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at https://employees.waypointcentre.ca and external applicants apply to http://www.waypointcentre.ca/i_want_to/join_your_team by quoting Job ID WC20-178. **Please note: this posting will remain open until the position is filled.** Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.