Mental Health Clinician

September 16 2022
Industries Public administration
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Thunder Bay, ON
The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Bureau Commander, Healthy Workplace Team is seeking a qualified individual to join our Healthy Workplace Team. In this exciting, rewarding and challenging opportunity, you will work with members of the OPP in their development and care and provide social work expertise and advice services in the area of mental health, addictions and, trauma.

About Us:

The OPP continues to work to ensure psychological health, safety and respect are embedded into all aspects of our organization. The Healthy Workplace Team is evolving towards a practitioner-led structure, which will include regional service hubs across the province, and will be as independent of the organization as possible to ensure member confidentiality while adhering to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

The Healthy Workplace Team provides access to a wide-range of health and wellness services. Our team is comprised of psychologists, mental health clinicians, and care navigators. Our team also offers fitness and nutrition services. The Healthy Workplace Team coordinates organizational and wellness programs including peer support and the Chaplaincy Program. Our team also coordinates and supports the occupational medicine program for employees and managers which is delivered by an external occupational physician.

The OPP Values promote always doing the right things for the right reasons, by:




OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

To work with members of the OPP in the development and care and provide social work expertise and advice services in the area of mental health, addictions and trauma.

Note: This position requires extensive travel throughout the Province often on short notice in response to critical incidents. This position is required to participate in rotational on call assignments in addition to regular weekly hours.

How do I qualify?


Ability to pass an OPP background security investigation.

Degree or diploma in Social Work or Social Service Work, or equivalent (e.g. Psychotherapist, Registered Nurse with mental health/addiction specialty, etc.) is required.

Must be registered, and in good standing, with their respective College at the time of application (e.g. CRPO, CNO).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of social work to provide counselling, family therapy and trauma counselling, understanding of theoretical applications and practical interventions and mental health assessment and diagnosis methodologies.

Understanding of human development stages across the lifespan to provide mental health, trauma counselling, family therapy and to provide interpretation and coaching to OPP staff.

Knowledge of community resources across Ontario, and related sectors to engage stakeholders, promote the integration of programs with regional priorities/programs and to identify needs, service gaps and pressures.

Knowledge of case management techniques and quality standards in order to ensure effective service delivery in accordance with the program and objectives.

Knowledge of principles and practices of training and development to develop and present training programs within the OPP and for community partner organizations.

Ability to assist in the development, implementation, review and evaluation of health care programs and services to ensure high standards are maintained.

Ability to assess risks and make sound determinations surrounding continued health care and special service needs.

Ability to plan, prioritize and organize case load to ensure the effective case management and monitoring of caseload and to ensure that all required reports and statistics are prepared in a timely manner.

Ability to provide clinical oversight of case files and identify contentious issues. Ability to work with families of the OPP staff, providing assistance and support to in various human resource matters including illness and injury, employment accommodation and disability management.

Courtesy, professionalism, tact and diplomacy to build rapport with clients, and interface with them in providing information and support to effectively resolve complex issues related with mental health, trauma and addictions. Ability to respond to employee and family inquiries, provide process and procedural information to assist members and support family members with processes/procedures in the event of an employee/family death.

Tactical communication skills to maintain composure and adjust behavior to suit the individual and situation and to diffuse situations when required, adjusting communication style to accommodate resistance from potentially irate, upset clients.

Written communication skills.

Ensure that you read the job description to make sure you understand this job. Even if you don't meet every requirement in this job description, we still encourage you to apply.

Additional Information:

At this time, all employees working in congregate living settings are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to:COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario, including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Employer's policy and will be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.

Application Instructions:

Resume / cover letter must be received no later than 11:59 pm on 07-Oct-2022. Submit quoting WIN ID # (if applicable) and file # 22-332 showing how your qualifications, training and experience relate to the position to: A/Inspector Elizabeth Belanger - 777 Memorial Ave, Orillia, ON L3V 7V3.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Provincial Police is dedicated to ensuring open, accessible, equitable and respectful workplaces, and is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves. We encourage applications from members of our diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, persons from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s), and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service. The Ontario Provincial Police is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations will be provided in all stages of our hiring processes, as necessary. If you require accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact the hiring manager.

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