Clinical Psychologist, Community Mental Health

  • Full Time
  • Halifax

IWK Health Centre

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Company : IWK Health

Req ID: 182308 
Department/Program: Halifax Community Mental Health, Mental Health And Addictions 
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE)  x 1 position(s)

Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $50.1894 $64.9328
Closing Date: June 21, 2024 (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)


IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.


Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

The Opportunity

The IWK is a leading pediatric university teaching centre in Canada, providing regional tertiary-level health care to the Maritimes. The Discipline of Psychology is strong and vibrant at IWK Health Centre, with over 60 psychologists who provide services in both Child Health and Mental Health & Addictions programs. Research and teaching opportunities exist for those who have the interest and skill set. As one of the members of Professional Practice Group in Psychology, the successful candidate will have opportunities to work collaboratively on projects and share experiences with other psychologists in different fields of practice. The IWK Health Centre Predoctoral Residency Program in Pediatric and Child-Adolescent Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.  The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in training psychology practicum student and predoctoral residents. Candidates with appropriate credentials may be considered for academic adjunct appointments in an appropriate university department at Dalhousie University. For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, contact

The MHAA Program provides a full spectrum of mental health services that includes outpatient community mental health, day treatment and residential services of children and adolescents, inpatient hospital care, forensics, and addictions. The current position is within our Community Mental Health Service. Responsibilities include providing evidence based assessments, consultations, and interventions (individual, family, group) for youth 3 -19 years of age.

Applicants must specify the requisition number and include a copy of his/her curriculum vitae, pertinent scientific publications.  Applicants must be eligible for candidate registration at the doctoral level with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) prior to their anticipated start date.  

Hours of Work

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm; flexibility in hours required 

Your Qualifications
  • Ph.D/ PsyD Degree in Clinical Psychology from an accredited university program required.
  • Completion of an APA or CPA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Psychology required.
  • Currently registered with or eligible to be registered with the NS Board of Examiners in Psychology.
  • Formal training and clinical experience in child/adolescent mental health required.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and treat a broad range of mental health populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to use evidence-based assessment and treatment methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with professional and para-professional staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and formulate treatment protocols for a wide range of adolescent mental health issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively consult with other health, social service and education agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to participate in the clinical training activities of the Psychology discipline.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.

Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.


This is a Healthcare  bargaining  unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. 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.

An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.


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