Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Position: Psychologist (Supervised Practice)                                          Hourly Salary: $45.67-56.43 /hour
Reports to: Director of Services                                                              Reference #: IACS-0919-01
Status: 1-year contract                                                                             Location: Sault Ste. Marie
Posting Date: September 19, 2023                                           Closing Date: September 26, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

• Completed all requirements for an acceptable doctoral degree and is qualified to register with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) for the year of supervised practice leading to autonomous registration as a psychologist1.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families.
• Comprehensive knowledge and ability to administer, score, and interpret a wide range of cognitive, educational, behavioral, adaptive and related specialized tests
• Knowledge of legislation pertinent to children’s mental health services is an asset (i.e., The Regulated Health Professions Act, the Psychology Act, the Health Care Consent Act, The Child, Youth, and Family Services Act, The Education Act, the Personal Health Information Protection Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act, etc.).
• Proficiency with computers, specifically Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and data MIS.
• Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends, and on-call work may be required.
• Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License, ability to travel within the District of Algoma, and use of a personal vehicle.
• The ability to provide services in both official languages (English/French) is an asset.
• Full COVID-19 vaccination.


  1. As per the requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), while under the supervised practice period the practitioner completes all psychological services (consultations, psychological assessments, interventions, etc.) under the clinical supervision of a primary and alternate supervisor, who must be registered members of the CPO. The supervisors accept ultimate responsibility for the psychological services provided by the supervised member.
  2. Maintain the confidentiality of AFS clients and client information at all times as per agency policies and procedures.
  3. Provide training and community education regarding mental health issues in children and youth to families, caregivers and collateral agency staff.
  4. Adhere to all provincial professional psychology standards and AFS policies.
  5. Interpret AFS services to clients, agency representatives, and the community at large.
  6. Participate in program planning and the ongoing development of proposals for service growth and delivery.
  7. To be prepared to conduct clinical work outside the formal office environment, e.g., in client homes, CAS offices, hospitals, schools, medical clinics, etc., as required.
  8. Participate in internal or external committees as assigned.
  9. Participate in team service planning.
  10. Assume other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Services.

1. To be available to travel to and service assigned areas outside of established urban centers. This is a catchment area extending to Hornepayne in the north and Elliot Lake in the east.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the OPSEU.
Algoma Family Services (AFS) is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. AFS encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants who may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify HR when contacted for an interview.


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