Clinical Psychologist – Employment Assessments for Correctional Officers
About the role:
Join a team of Clinical Psychologists nationwide who provide psychological assessments for Correctional Service Canada, helping to ensure that our federal correctional facilities are staffed with fully assessed correctional officers who are ready to perform their duties.
In this role you will be asked to perform an assessment in two parts. The first will include formal testing, using MMPI-2 and 16PF, followed by a structured clinical interview. It is possible that at times the formal testing could be done in groups as large as 200 candidates but could also be just 1 candidate depending on the number of candidates to be assessed and your availability.
You will be responsible for administering the testing, reviewing and interpreting the results of the testing and then conducting the follow up clinical interview and ultimately determining whether the candidate meets or does not meet the requirements of Correctional Service Canada. You will be supported by a Consulting Psychologists who will aid in the review of the testing results and assist in guiding the interview questions based on the testing results.
Testing can take a few hours and can be administered by a trained member of your team, and the interview takes 30 minutes. Completing reports post interview are simplified with ready made templates.
- Ph.D. or Psy.D in Psychology
- Licensed as a Psychologist in Saskatchewan
Ideally you will have:
- 36 months of experiencing providing assessments for public entities in the last 10 years
- Completed a minimum of 50 assessments for psychological readiness of candidates in the last 10 years
- French language skills
Type of assignment:
This is a casual position. Candidates will be scheduled for testing and interviewing based on the need of the client and your availability, with the option to conduct testing in bulk to maximize your time.
Sarah Kenny, Senior Recruiter
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Registered Psychologist-SIIT Saskatoon
Established in 1976 the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nation governed post-secondary institution. Recognized under provincial legislation, the Institute has been conferred authority to grant certificates and diplomas. SIIT welcomes over 2400 students into our urban and community programs annually as well as serving over 6000 clients through our eight Career Centres across the province. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies is playing a significant role in Saskatchewan's economic future. You can contribute to that success while building your career.
The Registered Psychologist will provide culturally responsive, holistic, strength-based psycho-educational assessments to ISETS clients and SIIT students in Saskatchewan, to identify and diagnose potential intellectual and cognitive barriers. This is carried out by establishing and enhancing trusting and supportive relationships with First Nations Service Providers, Indigenous Communities and internal SIIT Administration through mutual respect, sharing and collaboration in support of team initiatives. Results of assessments synthesize formal and informal assessments and recommendations that are evidence-based. The purpose of the assessment is to identify strengths, need, available supports within the community, and to access equipment to foster barrier reduction and sustained employment. Service responsibilities would include both urban locations (Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert) and rural ASETS service delivery locations. As an employee of SIIT, the Registered Psychologist role are accountable to the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists' ethical guidelines as well as aligning their work with the performance standards, direction, and values of SIIT. As an employee of SIIT, positively promote and create an environment that demonstrates SIIT's vision, mission and mandate.
The Registered Psychologist will abide by the Ethical Guidelines outlined by the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists and have the ability to identify and diagnose neurological disorders (APE) as well as intellectual and cognitive barriers. Collaboration with the client, Learning specialist, community case manager, and student support team to construct appropriate and relevant recommendations, based on these assessments, is vital to assisting them to foster success.
Referrals for Psychology occur when a student/client has indicators as identified by ASETS Service delivery agencies or Academic Supports team. This process is in respect to established Academic Supports referral process in close collaboration with the Academic Supports team.
The Registered Psychologist will complete formal and informal assessments of Students/clients in order to establish relevant and evidence-based recommendations. The incumbent will work closely with the Academic Support team as well as other SIIT staff and key community service delivery agencies/members/organizations. This position includes the following accountabilities:
Assessment and Support
- Gathering pertinent information through file reviews, formal and informal interviews, previous assessments and reports, and observations.
- Administering formal psycho-educational assessments within the cognitive, social, emotional, academic, and behavioral domain with student/clients.
- Diagnosing intellectual and cognitive barriers in adults utilizing the DSM 5, the latest research, and collaboration with the medical field.
Program Development and Administration
- Supporting and being accountable for the alignment of all psychology business, performance standards, and direction with the values and strategic plan of SIIT.
- Leading and supporting continuous improvement regarding the impact of trauma and mental health conditions on performance.
- Providing in-service/professional development and collaboration.
- Respecting the vision, leadership, and conceptualization of an evidence-based service delivery model within Student Supports and Community Service Delivery Agencies.
- Consulting with and supporting colleagues to advocate for meeting the needs of Student/clients.
- Maintaining appropriate files and records according to privacy legislation, SKCP Ethical Guidelines, and SIIT
Required Qualifications and Experience
A Master's degree in Educational Psychology and licensure with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists with APE. Areas of competency should include assessment and counselling. A minimum of five years of practical experience working in inclusive education is recommended. The incumbent must possess a valid driver's license as travel is required, along with a current driver's abstract from SGI rating a safe driving record. A criminal record check & vulnerable sector search will also be needed.
As this position is considered safety sensitive, the incumbent will be subject to testing as per SIIT's Alcohol and Substances policy.
In addition to the knowledge gained from years of experience, the following performance competencies are considered essential to this position. Flexible and Adaptable, Effective Communication, Relationship Building, Results Oriented, Valuing Diversity, Empathetic Listening and Responding, Student (Client) Focus, Initiative
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