Psychological Associate Position - Chronic Pain program at SJ Health Center, Thunder Bay, ON.

March 24, 2022 11:19 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)


Bargaining Unit: OPSEU
Status: Full Time
Department: Chronic Pain Management Program
Site: St. Joseph's Health Centre
Shifts: Days
Rate of Pay: $41.93 - $55.14 per hour

The Chronic Pain Management Program requires a full-time highly organized team player who will join our interprofessional team as a Psychological Associate to assist us in carrying out the mission of St. Joseph's Care Group. This role requires a demonstrated appreciation of client-centred strength based care including the importance of accessibility, accountability, self-management principles, best practices and the complexity of chronic pain. It also requires knowledge and/or experience with decision guide processes, brief services including group and individual counselling, motivational interviewing, evidenced based practices, evaluation, and holistic programming. .


- Psychological Associate designation
- Registration or eligibility for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
- Experience in the provision of brief and moderate term psychological intervention, including group and individual psychotherapy and behaviour management techniques with adults with mental health issues
-Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles, chronic disease self-management and holistic care
-Ability to complete diagnostic assessments - psychological assessment may include clinical interviewing, administration and interpretation of psychometric and non-psychometric testing
- Experience in a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches with adults is preferred (i.e., solution focused therapy, EMDR, CPT, CBT, DBT, and group therapies)
- Knowledge of Decision guide/Shared Decision making model of care, motivational interviewing and strengths based approaches to care
- Knowledge and experience with the development, execution and evaluation of treatment plans utilizing SMART goals
-Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interprofessional team with skills, knowledge and attitudes in: interprofessional communication; patient/client/family/community-centred care; role clarification; team functioning; collaborative leadership and interprofessional conflict resolution.
-Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, judgment, critical thinking skills, problem-solving and time management skills.
- Experience in research, program evaluation, and knowledge transfer preferred
- Experience providing supervision to non-registered staff and/or students is preferred
- Understanding of relevant legislation (Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA)
- Valid Ontario Class G driver's license, adequate insurance and access to a reliable vehicle
- Demonstrated regular attendance at work and adherence to the SJCG Principles of Conduct


  • This position shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) where indicated, to ensure the absence of relevant criminal convictions.

  • Offers of employment made to external candidates are conditional upon providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the SJCG Immunization Policy IMS-04-005
    or proof of valid medical exemption, prior to the offered effective date. If proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded.

    St. Joseph's Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply.

    Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

    Applications from all qualified individuals are welcome. We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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