Psychologist III (Masters) Adult - Mental Health & Addictions

Req ID: 160748
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western
Zone, Dawson Centre  
Department: MHA WZ Adult Dawson

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: CUPE Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 23-Apr-24

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 a 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.



About the Opportunity

Are you looking for a fulfilling career in one of the most beautiful parts of the country?  The South Shore of Nova Scotia is known for its coastal beauty – miles of shoreline, amazing seafood, numerous lighthouses and warm welcomes.  We are looking for mental health and addiction professionals who are committed to evidence informed clinical care while working from a client centered and trauma informed model. We offer flexible work schedules and value ongoing professional development. We are committed to offering trainings and skill development in evidence-based treatment modalities to develop your practice in a wide variety of clinical skills, from generalist to more specialized interventions.   For more information, please call 902-543-1867 to set a time to connect with the manager or a lead for the teams. We look forward to speaking with you!


Reporting to the Manager, Adult Outpatient - Mental Health & Addictions, the Psychologist (Masters) is responsible for the delivery of time-limited, evidence based psychological assessments and treatments to individuals, with Tier-3 Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorders. All services are provided within a Stepped Care framework and practice is guided by disorder based clinical care pathways.  Each clinician participates in a consultation group to ensure collegial support and effectiveness of assessments and treatments.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Successful completion of Masters in Psychology
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP)
  • Minimum of two years' clinical experience required working in the field of Mental Health & Addictions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of time-limited evidence based psychological assessments and treatments for Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorders, and commitment to same
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Stepped Care principles and clinical care pathways, and commitment to same 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical supervision, learning and professional development, and commitment to same
  • Demonstrated knowledge in providing culturally informed, non-judgmental patient and family centre care, and commitment to same
  • Demonstrated accountability and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, problem solve and utilize good judgment in decision making
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement initiatives and evidence based practice
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing clinical supervision, learning and professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to handle multiple projects concurrently and maintain personal health and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Temporary Full Time position, 75 hours bi weekly
  • Approximately 12 months
  • Dates are subject to change 

Compensation and Incentives

$37.12 - $48.80 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. (Permanent Long Assignments Only)


Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit 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.


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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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