When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.
As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
An inventory advertisement allows a continuous intake of applications, over as long a period as desired. This inventory has no closing date, although one may be added in the future.
Once a candidate has submitted their application it will stay active in the inventory (assuming it meets the essential screening criteria) for 180 days.
At the end of that period, candidates will need to refresh their application to ensure it stays active in the inventory.
15 days prior to the end of the 180 day period, candidates will receive a notice to their PSRS profile instructing them that their application will expire unless it is refreshed.
Candidates are also able to withdraw their application from the inventory anytime they desire.
Intent of the process
The candidate pool resulting from this selection process may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate (anticipatory), term, or casual basis.
Positions to be filled : Number to be determined
Information you must provide
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification.
Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in clinical, forensic or counseling psychology
Specific coursework at the graduate level in one or more of the following areas : abnormal behaviour / psychopathology, psychological assessment, and / or psychological interventions
Registration for autonomous practice of psychology by a provincial or territorial registering / licensing body in Canada
Experience in the provision of psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, counseling or other psychological services with adults, either to groups or individuals
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Doctorate from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in clinical, forensic or counseling psychology
Experience in the provision of psychological services in forensic / correctional settings
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Knowledge of ethical principles guiding the professional practice of psychology
Knowledge of principles and applications of psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, treatment, programs and crisis intervention
Ability to provide psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, treatment, programs and crisis intervention
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Effective interpersonal relations
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Knowledge of the Correctional Service of Canada, the Criminal Justice System and its legislative basis, and the relevant provincial legislation governing mental health and the practice of psychology
Knowledge of contemporary Canadian Aboriginal issues
Ability to diagnose mental disorders
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to solve problems
Ability to manage own time
Desire to learn and change
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups : Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Reference checks may be sought.
An interview may be administered.
A test may be administered.
A situational exercise may be administered.
You must provide proof of your education credentials.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.
A random and / or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
The Correctional Service of Canada is dedicated to supporting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes for all candidates.
At any time during a selection process, candidates may request an accommodation to facilitate their assessment in a fair and equitable manner.
Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Please visit https : / / www.canada.
ca / en / public-service-commission / jobs / services / public-service-jobs / information-candidates / accommodations.html for additional information on accommodation in a selection process.
Alternatively, you may direct any specific enquiries to the departmental contact identified on this advertisement.
For general information when applying on a selection process, visit https : / / www.canada.ca / en / public-service-commission / jobs / services / public-
service-jobs / information-candidates.html .
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.
If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.