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Psychologist 3 - Forensic Program - SMHC

Requisition ID: 341250   

Position Number: 21003785  

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Selkirk  

Site: Shared Health  

Work Location: Selkirk Mental Health Centre  

Department / Unit: SH Rehab Area SMHC   

Job Stream: Clinical   

Union: MAHCP-SHEO-Apr  

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP   

FTE: 1.00   

Anticipated Shift: Days   

Daily Hours Worked: 7.25  

Annual Base Hours: 1885   

Per Hour: $52.175, $54.128, $56.196, $58.445, $60.705, $63.219, $65.840


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


Position Overview

Based at Selkirk Mental Health Centre (SMHC), an inpatient facility which provides specialized mental health assessment and rehabilitation services. The Forensic Psychologist joins a dynamic, multidisciplinary Forensic Services team working with approximately a 30-bed base across secure and open units.  Selkirk Mental Health Centre is only a short drive from Winnipeg’s perimeter and is located on a park-like campus. 


Reporting to the Clinical Psychologist Site Lead, the Forensic Psychologist provides assessment and treatment for patients found Not Criminally Responsible on account of mental disorder (NCR) and Unfit to Stand Trial who are under the jurisdiction of Manitoba's Criminal Code Review Board (CCRB). This includes violence risk assessments and annual updates for CCRB disposition hearings. The Psychologist provides consultation to the multidisciplinary team, to the inpatient staff, and provides individual and group-based treatment for mental health concerns and risk management, with opportunity for clinical programming development. The forensic psychologist is networked professionally with forensic psychologists at other sites in the Forensic Program. Clinical supervision is required until licensed for independent practice.


The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and incentives, including an annual forensic specialist top-up (up to $60K), a comprehensive pension and benefits package, relocation support, professional license fee reimbursement, and ongoing professional development.


  • Education, training and experience in diagnostic evaluation and cognitive assessment with adults, including the administration and interpretation of standard psychological tests and measures.
  • Education, training and experience in clinical forensic psychology, including specific training in forensic psychological assessment during residency or postdoctoral years.
  • Education, training and experience with evidence-based psychological treatments for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, individual and group.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • A Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from a CPA or APA-accredited clinical psychology training program, and completion of a CPA or APA accredited internship/residency.


  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Psychologist (C.Psych.) with the Psychological Association of Manitoba with forensic competency. Supervision is provided for individuals at the C. Psych. Candidate level until fully registered, with subsequent consultation support.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and inter-professional teamwork skills.
  • The Forensic Psychologist maintains responsibility for professional development and continuing education requirements, ethical and professional conduct and adherence to professional standards of practice and the Canadian Code of Ethics of Psychologists.

Physical Requirements

Not applicable


Connect for more information: Angel Unrau, CPHR, SHRM-CP - Recruiter, Shared Health: 204-599-4027;;  Angel Unrau on LinkedIn - #LI-AU1


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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