Nova Scotia Health Authority Temp. Full-Time Social Worker/Psychologist Temporary in Shelburne, NS

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Branch Shelburne NS CA

Temp. Full-Time Social Worker/Psychologist
Shelburne, NS

Mental Health & Addictions Services. This is a CUPE Healthcare position. Travel within the area of service in the zone may be required….

Job ID: NSHA-287-2016 -CB
Job Title: Temp. Full-Time Social Worker /Psychologist
Dept ID: Mental Health & Addictions Services
Location: Roseway Hospital
Close Date: 14 November 2016

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

Successful applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.


The Social Worker/Psychologist is a member of the multi-disciplinary team and participates in the planning, development, provision and evaluation of Mental Health Services for clients across the age continuum. The Social Worker/Psychologist is accountable to the Manager, Child & Youth Mental Health & Addiction Services, or designate for all clinical duties and for mental health promotion activities. Travel within the area of service in the zone may be required.

Practice must be in accordance with Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Mission, Vision, Values, Standards, Policies and Procedures. Nova Scotia Health Authority is an organization committed to patient safety, continued quality improvement and advancing the delivery of safe and trusted health services.


Masters or Doctoral Degree in Psychology – Registered Psychologist or Candidates Register , Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology, or Masters in Social Work- Registered or Candidates Register, Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers.
Demonstrated recent clinical experience in mental health.
Ability to work independently, yet work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to carry out responsibilities as outlined in the job description.
Ability to seek and accept clinical supervision and consultation in the management of patients.
Holds a current Nova Scotia driver’s license and has access to a reliable vehicle .


Good knowledge of local community populations, agencies and resources.
Experience working with crisis situations.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in both official languages.
Community experience considered an asset.

Hours of work

Approx. 1 Year

Salary – as per collective agreement

Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment that promotes our vision – Healthy people, healthy communities.

NSHA employees, please submit completed internal application form and current résumé. For external candidates, please submit completed application (available on website), cover letter, résumé and reference contact information to:

Human Resources
Nova Scotia Health Authority – South Western Nova Scotia
60 Vancouver Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2P5

To apply electronically, please click on the Apply Now button.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Shelburne, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-11-02
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