Senior Psychology Consultant
The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Corporate Healthcare and Wellness Branch, seeks a Forensic Psychologist to act as the Senior Psychology Consultant on several priority and high-profile initiatives within the Branch.
The Senior Psychology Consultant will provide expertise and leadership in the development of psychological services within Ontario correctional institutions and community services, by providing policy development, program advice, and related recommendations and options for senior leaders and Psychologists in the institutions. Through consultations with internal and external stakeholders, the Senior Psychology Consultant will contribute to the establishment of facility psychological standards, policies, practices and procedures, and will provide on-going clinical expertise, support, training and assessment of Peer Support Program Leads and volunteer peer supporters.
The successful candidate will be a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Ontario with a strong understanding of corrections and forensic psychology; a leader with a strategic mindset and the ability to collaborate, create, and communicate a shared vision for Psychology Services within Correctional Services, with the goal of streamlining and providing oversight of clinical practices and models of care within the institutions.
About the Corporate Health Care and Wellness Branch
The Corporate Health Care and Wellness Branch (CHCWB) provides strategic oversight and health care knowledge and expertise within Correctional Services, including establishing and maintaining relationships with other ministries and health system partners. The CHCWB is responsible for overseeing end-to-end health care services and supports for clients, including implementation of a correctional health care strategy, and development of ministry-wide policies and procedures that align with evidence-based best health practices, current legislation, professional standards and institutional services policies and procedures. The CHCWB is also responsible for overseeing a wellness strategy for correctional employees that spans the full continuum of care, from wellness promotion to occupational stress injury prevention and support.
What can I expect to do in this role?
As the Senior Psychology Consultant, you will:
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) defines what it means to be a leader by the following expected attributes and behavioural competencies:
How do I qualify?
Specialized Knowledge and Experience
Program Planning and Development
Communication, Consultation and Stakeholder Relations Skills
Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism
The OPS is an innovative, responsive and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most under-represented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.
The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
Salary Range: $79,720 - $120,574 per year
Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 155607, by Thursday, November 26, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. at
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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.