Psychologist III (Masters) - Child & Adolescent - Mental Health & Addictions

Req ID: 129193
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western
Zone, Soldiers Memorial Hospital  
Department: MHA WZ Child SMH

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly PT long-assignment (20% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 16-Feb-23

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.



About the Opportunity

Child and Adolescent - Mental Health & Addictions requires a Psychologist to function as part of a multidisciplinary team providing services to children and adolescents for preschool, school age and adolescents with either general mental health disorders, or neurodevelopmental disorders that also have a mental health component. The Psychologist will be providing assessment, intervention and consultation for a variety of conditions, behavioral and mental health and substance abuse. The Psychologist will also provide collaborative treatment planning and supervision of behavioral interventionists on the team and periodically be required to administer psychological testing/ assessments. The Psychologist has a caseload and also provides consultative services to the team.

About You

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

  • Master’s degree in  Psychology from an educational institution acceptable to the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP)
  • Registered or eligible to register with NSBEP
  • Advanced training and experience in child and adolescent mental health
  • Two years clinical training and experience in providing psychological services to children and adolescents with mental health, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Advanced Knowledge of the DSM 5 and ability to use to assess and diagnose childhood mental health disorders (ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavior disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders) concurrent disorders and the ability to identify and refer on more severe disorders (e.g. psychosis, bipolar)
  • Diagnostic training and experience, completing mental health assessments and implementing evidence based treatment plans for children and adolescents
  • Experience completing psychoeducational and other psychological assessments
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a flexible work schedule and environment
  • Demonstrated expertise to practice behavior management, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy for children and adolescents, and brief therapy models
  • Exemplary ability to coordinate the development of effective linkages with other agencies such as, justice, education, social service and community agencies as needed
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis and suicide risk assessment and intervention
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a flexible work schedule and environment
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis and suicide risk assessment and intervention
  • Experience providing supervision
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy in a manner consistent with the policies and standards of Mental Health Services and NSH
  • Group facilitation is required
  • 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. 


  • Long assignment, part-time (20% position); 15 hours biweekly
  • Approximately 7 months 
  • Dates are subject to change 

Salary Information

$36.59 - $48.10 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.

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.


​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, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. 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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