ALB00332747 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Reporting to the Care Manager of Forensic Assessment Community Services, the Psychologist II is responsible for clinical services with adults involved in the criminal justice system. This advanced position involves interdisciplinary provision of services for clients with intersecting medical, psychological, interpersonal, and cultural needs. The Psychologist conducts forensic mental health assessments for Community Corrections, Alberta Review Board, and prepares dangerous offender/long-term offender assessments for the Courts, testifying in Court as required. Other duties include formal consultation/assessment for other disciplines, and delivery of individual and group psychotherapy. Group work one evening per week may be required. The Psychologist is expected to facilitate program development and conduct evaluation/research. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with forensic specialization and is registered (or eligible to be registered) with the College of Alberta Psychologists. Knowledge of best practice in assessment/treatment of forensic clientele is an asset. Experience in forensic psychology or post-doctoral work in forensics, training in personality and cognitive assessment, and neuropsychological screening are essential. Training in risk assessment and knowledge of the Risk-Need-Responsivity model will inform clinical practice. Candidates will need to demonstrate advanced written and oral communication skills.


As a Psychologist II, you will provide advanced clinical services (including psychological assessment, diagnosis and/or intervention), consultation and education to the interprofessional team and patients/families, and/or provides clinical leadership and coordination in an assigned program area. This is an advanced level psychology position that will allow you to work with or within teams to provide and inform services for patients with complex and multi-dimensional medical, psychological, interpersonal, environmental and/or instrumental needs. You will consult, collaborate, and enact initiatives to ensure that practices are evidence based and in alignment with psychology standards of practice and code of ethics, as well as policy, legislation and regulations. You will be expected to lead, facilitate and/or participate in program, policy, and procedure development, service planning, staff development, quality improvement and evaluation, and/or research activities as identified by the needs of the service area(s). You may provide supervision to doctoral level psychology residents, master's level interns, provisional psychologists, psychometrists and other team members.

  • Classification: Psychologist II
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Unit and Program: Forensic Assessment and Community Services
  • Primary Location: Forensic Assessment Comm Serv
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 16-FEB-2023
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 03-APR-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 1
  • Shifts per cycle: 5
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $51.31
  • Maximum Salary: $68.14
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Completion of doctoral degree in Psychology in an applied area relevant to the practice setting from a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) or American Psychological Association (APA) program. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Active or eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).

Additional Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with electronic medical records (Connect Care), virtual therapy platforms (Zoom), and comfort with Microsoft Office programs will all be considered assets.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

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