Clinical Psychologist, Community Mental Health

Date: May 15, 2022

Location: Halifax, NS, CA, B3K 6R8

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Department/Program: Community Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions Program 
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 4 position(s)
Req ID: 125028 
Union Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $48.4851
  - $62.7279/hour
Posting Date: May 05, 2022
Closing Date: May 19, 2022
Start Date: ASAP
Locations: Positions to be filled are at the Dartmouth, Halifax and Sackville Community Mental Health sites


IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. IWK Health is committed to employment equity and the reduction of barriers to employment and career growth. We encourage all who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply.

Position Summary

The IWK is a leading pediatric university teaching centre in Canada, providing regional tertiary-level health care to the Maritimes. The Discipline of Psychology is strong and vibrant at IWK Health Centre, with over 60 psychologists who provide services in both Child Health and Mental Health & Addictions programs. Research and teaching opportunities exist for those who have the interest and skill set. As one of the members of Professional Practice Group in Psychology, the successful candidate will have opportunities to work collaboratively on projects and share experiences with other psychologists in different fields of practice. The IWK Health Centre Predoctoral Residency Program in Pediatric and Child-Adolescent Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.  The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in training psychology practicum student and predoctoral residents. Candidates with appropriate credentials may be considered for academic adjunct appointments in an appropriate university department at Dalhousie University. For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, contact

The MHAA Program provides a full spectrum of mental health services that includes outpatient community mental health, day treatment and residential services of children and adolescents, inpatient hospital care, forensics, and addictions. The current position is within our Community Mental Health Service. Responsibilities include providing evidence based assessments, consultations, and interventions (individual, family, group) for youth 3 -19 years of age.

Applicants must specify the requisition number and include a copy of his/her curriculum vitae, pertinent scientific publications.  Applicants must be eligible for candidate registration at the doctoral level with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) prior to their anticipated start date.  

Hours of Work

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm; flexibility in hours required 


  • Ph.D/ PsyD Degree in Clinical Psychology from an accredited university program required.
  • Completion of an APA or CPA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Psychology required.
  • Currently registered with or eligible to be registered with the NS Board of Examiners in Psychology.
  • Formal training and clinical experience in child/adolescent mental health required.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and treat a broad range of mental health populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to use evidence-based assessment and treatment methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with professional and para-professional staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and formulate treatment protocols for a wide range of adolescent mental health issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively consult with other health, social service and education agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to participate in the clinical training activities of the Psychology discipline.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health. We will only contact those applicants selected for interview/testing. Applicants we invite to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

Please note: our offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. 

Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant. Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.


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