Are you an experienced Psychologist or Psychologist Associate dedicated to empowering the Indigenous community? Our client, a health center focusing on Indigenous well-being, seeks a Psychologist or Psychological Associate. We are particularly interested in candidates with a profound understanding of contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples, specifically the Anishnawbek community. Knowledge of current best practices is essential. This opportunity is based at our satellite offices in Manitoulin Island and Espanola, Ontario. Looking for a new and exciting career opportunity? If you answered yes, we have an incredible opportunity for you!
What’s in it for you?
- Remote but you will need to go to site perhaps a couple days a month but client will pay travel and accommodation! The client would prefer you live in Ontario
- Opportunity to live and work in beautiful Northern Ontario
- Great salary 124K
- Very flexible work structure, our client is open to various structures (hours per week/number of days on site per month/ part-time etc.) so long as you are able to support the needs of their clients and families
- Highly likely that the role will continue after the term, as grants are fairly reliable for this type of role
- Gain unique insights and skills in a dynamic environment focused on supporting the Indigenous community, with the added opportunity to contribute to sustainable, grant-funded projects
What You Will Be Doing:
Assessment and Consultation:
- Conducts assessments and consultations for clients referred through the Children’s Mental Health Services department, covering various age groups
- Evaluates and diagnoses mental disorders, substance use, holistic wellness, and mental health functioning
- Provides consultation and support to clients, staff, and the Child and Family Services organization
- Offers recommendations and direction for client/family wellness and treatment planning
- Delivers follow-up and treatment support to clients
- Collaborates with the team to address client needs
- Consults with the Physician and facilitates referrals as needed
- Contributes to treatment plans, identifying therapeutic support and community resources
- Ensures culturally sensitive interventions aligned with Indigenous teachings
- Applies a Circle of Care approach in case planning to enhance mental wellness outcomes
- Advocates and liaises with various service teams and community resources
Administration and Reporting:
- Completes administrative tasks, reports, and adheres to agency policies
- Maintains confidentiality and accuracy in work files
- Prepares and delivers reports in compliance with relevant legislation
- Submits monthly reports, attendance records, and travel expense claims
What You Bring to the Table:
- Minimum Education: Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate
- Minimum Experience: Clinical experience in Adult and Family Mental Health services.
- Experience working with Aboriginal communities
- Familiarity with programs, services, and relevant legislative frameworks
- Respect for and understanding of Anishnawbek culture, traditions, and the Seven Grandfather Teachings.Application of evidence-based practices for trauma, attachment, resilience, and wellness-based mental health programs.Knowledge of First Nation service delivery and customs.
- Proficiency in Anishnaabemowin is a definite asset
- Must provide a clear Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
- Must have a Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s License, access to a vehicle and the ability to travel
- Must have $2M automobile insurance coverage
WORK SITE LOCATION
The position(s) will be based out of the satellite offices between Manitoulin and Espanola.
As an equal-opportunity employer, Staff Shop strives to create a fair playing field where the most qualified and capable candidates succeed based on merit alone. We know that unchecked biases disproportionately impact the most marginalized people in society—including but not limited to BIPOC, 2SLGBTQI+ people, immigrants, veterans and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or other marginalized communities because we believe that we will never reach our definition of excellence without you.