Psychologist (RFT 1.0 FTE)

Psychology Ottawa, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: ROM23-004E
Title: Psychologist (RFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Regular Full-time
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days
Department: Forensic Psychiatry
Union: OPSEU Local 479
Site: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 1

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster.  This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees.  Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.


  • Provide psychological evaluations in a timely fashion for the purposes of Court ordered psychiatric assessments for people who suffer from a severe mental illness who come into conflict with the legal system.
  • Provide evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment (individual, group) for adults in Forensic Psychiatry.
  • Incorporate goal oriented techniques in treatment protocols (e.g. CBT, DBT)
  • Participate in the development, organization, implementation and evaluation of the Forensic Psychiatry Program.
  • Provide individual and team case consultation and assistance.
  • Participate in Program Development and Evaluation, and Clinically oriented research including successful applications in alignment with the Royal strategic goals and the Program’s objectives  
  • Function as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Participate in academic activities including: supervision of pre-doctoral practicum students and residents in psychology, non-registered psychology staff and supervised practice psychology staff, and professional consultation to registered members of other disciplines as required.
  • Demonstrate leadership and collaboration skills through participation in program and discipline specific activities.
  • Demonstrated commitments to continuous quality improvement, evidence based practices and teamwork are essential.
  • Demonstrate professional integrity through adherence to college and hospital guidelines for the practice of psychology, including; adherence to the Canadian Code of Ethics for psychologists, adherence to College of Psychologists of Ontario guidelines for registration, professional practice, professional development, supervision, communications and documentation of client contacts, as well as adherence to The Royal’s policies on timely completion of documentation and workload measurement.
  • Work in a manner that complies with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Harassment-Free Workplace policy.


  • Doctorate from a CPA/APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Program
  • Registration or Eligible for Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario is mandatory. 
  • 2 - 3 years experience post PhD in clinical mental health is an asset.
  • Mandatory Authorized areas of practice in Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology.
  • Authorized client population with Adults is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and competency with integration of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and practices of recovery into program design, evaluation and delivery.
  • Demonstrated competency in delivering evidence based treatment in both individual and group formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting and to communicate and collaborate in an inter-professional team context are essential.
  • Maintain work load measurement and data collection as required and input into the workload measurement system on a regular basis.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension, expression, reading, and writing. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.

Salary Range: $59.70 to  $77.43 (Psychologists under supervised practice = 95% of scale) per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.