Psychologist (PhD) - Dartmouth Community Mental Health - Mental Health & Addictions Job in Dartmouth for Nova Scotia Health Authority |

Psychologist (PhD) - Dartmouth Community Mental Health - Mental Health & Addictions

November 3 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Dartmouth, NS

​Req ID: 121569
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Hospital
Department: MHA CZ Dartmouth Community
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Hlthcare position
Posting Closing Date: 17-Jan-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


Reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Psychologist is a member of the interdisciplinary team. The incumbent will collaborate with other members of the team while providing assessment, diagnosis, consultation, and psychotherapy. The ability to conduct both individual and group treatment is required. As well, the incumbent will be required to work collaboratively with family physicians and other service providers and community agencies in the context of providing care. The successful candidate will be required to participate in quality improvement initiatives including peer supervision processes for ongoing clinical development.


* Recognized PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology from an accredited university program
* Registered or eligible for registration with the NSBEP
* A minimum of two years relevant clinical experience is preferred
* Formal training and clinical experience in adult mental health
* Formal training and clinical experience in conducting psychological and cognitive assessment and consultation
* Experience and expertise in conducting structured clinical interviews and assessments
* Demonstrated experience and expertise in formulating and implementing treatment plans
* Self directed in his/her practice with an ability to work independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team while dealing with challenging clinical situations and crises
* Demonstrated ability and expertise in developing and presenting education programs to health care professionals and community organizations
* Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program evaluation and clinical research would be an asset
* Experience with the provision of clinical supervision to students from psychology and other mental health disciplines, and willingness to incorporate such responsibilities into work routine
* Capacity and interest to undertake research and program evaluation as part of work responsibilities
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
* Successful external applicants are required to provide a 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, Full - Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

Psychologist PhD (Candidate Register):
$52.9462 hourly
Psychologist PhD (Registered):
$55.8873 - $58.8285 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program. If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives

​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.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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