IWK Health Centre

Psychologist (Masters) - Forensic Sexual Behaviour Program - Mental Health & Addictions (BB-193C1)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk CA


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.


PLEASE NOTE: This position is primarily located at the EC Purdy Building, Nova Scotia Hospital; although travel to other treatment sites may be required. 

The Forensic Sexual Behaviour Program offers services to individuals in Nova Scotia who require specialized forensic assessment and/or treatment. Treatment is currently being offered in four areas across the province (including this position) whereas assessment is primarily centralized where the coordination of sexual offender assessment and treatment services for the province is based.

The Clinical Psychologist will work under the direction of the co-ordinating Psychologist to ensure the effective provision of sexual offender assessment and treatment services. Duties include the facilitation of specialized group treatment and risk assessment, as well as program development activities, research, and involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings. While court testimony is infrequent, it is a potential aspect of any work conducted at the FSBP. Independence will be both expected and encouraged.

Please Note: Recruitment incentives and /or relocation may be offered to the successful candidates based on qualifying criteria.


•Master’s degree (MA/MSc) from a recognized, accredited program in Clinical Psychology or Forensic Psychology (or equivalent)
•Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners (NSBEP) in good standing
•Minimum of two years related clinical experience
•Minimum of two years research experience including use of SPSS
•Risk assessment training is preferred
•Knowledge and experience with psychometric tests addressing personality and deception is preferred
• Demonstrated skills in DSM-V diagnosis is an asset
•Demonstrated ability to provide initial psychological interviews and assessments is required
•Experience in a forensic setting, particularly with sexual offenders is preferred
•Requires independent professional judgement, initiative, self-reliance and adaptability in developing, organizing, supervising and delivering high quality psychological services and programs
• Demonstrated ability for effective self-care and stress management required
•Competencies in other languages is an asset; Mi’kmaq, Arabic, or French preferred

**A skill test will be included as part of the selection process**

** Successful external applicants are required to complete all required immunizations and to provide a clear criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.** 

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

Hours of Work

Permanent, Part Time (40%) Position

Salary Information

Psychologist Candidate:
$40.8065 - $45.9942 hourly


Psychologist Registered:
$42.4515 - $45.9942 hourly

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.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

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