Friday , September 29 2023

Ontario Public Service Careers – Psychologist

Website Ontario Public Service

Job Description:

The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!
The Ministry of the Solicitor General is embarking on a large-scale initiative to modernize Ontario’s correctional system, with a focus on enhancing safety and security, infrastructure and services in institutions across the province. Consider a rewarding career in correctional services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and in keeping our communities safe.
We are seeking Registered Psychologists to join our dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals in the delivery of psychological programs and services in adult correctional facilities. If you are an outstanding professional with a passion for helping others, don’t miss this exciting opportunity.

Under general supervision of the Deputy Superintendent Programs or Chief Psychologist, provides a wide variety of psychological services for male and female adult offenders related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of psychological services/programs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs other Psychological Services as needed by: Establishing work priorities and assignments; Identifying problems and following up with corrective action; Designing and conducting evaluations of treatment and administrative programs; Preparing a variety of evaluative reports as required by the Centre.
  • Preparing clinical reports for the Ontario Parole Board.
  • Advising managers/senior management, providing consultation and education to other institutional staff about offender rehabilitation and behaviour.
  • Providing crisis and psychotherapeutic interventions strategies/recommendations.
  • Utilizing a wide variety of psychological procedures, assess offender functioning and risks including suicidality, personality functioning.
  • Maintaining accurate and confidential records of all psychological assessments, individual and group treatment interventions according to the standards.

Job Requirements:

  • Job requires good computer skills to operate MS Office applications, including word processing, databases, e-mail, and the internet to communicate, input/retrieve data, prepare reports and case documentation, and compute statistics.
  • To communicate with offenders to convey psychological results with sensitivity and discretion, and adjusting feedback to match the cognitive ability of
  • Job requires good decision making skills with regards to human rights and appropriate inmate treatment and conditions of confinement.
    the offender.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to: communicate information, in both verbal and written formats, regarding assessment findings and treatment activities to other treatment providers, offenders, and other correctional staff, including the ability to express complex findings in clear terms.
  • Job requires strong analytical skills to determine the most appropriate diagnostic and assessment approaches depending on the gender of offender, culture, history and current functioning, to formulate treatment and rehabilitation programs, and to evaluate the efficiency and efficacy of treatment programs.
  • Job requires considerable judgement in dealing with highly confidential and sensitive information, and to provide crisis/psychotherapeutic interventions.

Job Details:

Company: Ontario Public Service

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Hamilton, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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