Mental Health Clinician

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REFERENCE:               #21-25E
POSITION TITLE:         Mental Health Clinician
DEPARTMENT:            Psychological Services Bureau, Staff Services
SALARY:                     $96,118 - $101,267 per annum
STATUS:                      Three (3) permanent positions
LOCATION:                  York Regional Police Headquarters
OPENING DATE:          July 19, 2021
CLOSING DATE:          August 1, 2021


  • Provide intake and psychotherapy appointments to members.
  • Delivers Safeguard sessions to members.
  • Responds to members in crisis and act as a liaison for referrals to external supports.
  • Coordinate and deliver mental health programming for designated areas.
  • Provide education and training sessions for supervisors and members on a variety of mental health topics.
  • Manage scheduling of personal mental health sessions.
  • Maintain protected health records using highest standards of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Respond to critical incidents and implement YRPs critical incident related procedures.
  • Travel to various designated work sites across York Region to engage with members.
  • Gather data on effectiveness of services and report deidentified data for program evaluation.
  • Present data to YRP leaders on mental health programming.
  • Collaborate with Wellness Staff to meet strategic objectives in a timely fashion.

    Develop and deliver research focused presentations to external psychologists on police relevant subjects.


  • Successful completion of a Master’s Degree in Counselling, Social Work, or recognized equivalent from an accredited university.
  • Current registration as a Social Worker or Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers of Ontario, or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of post-graduate experience with demonstrated training and experience in evidence-based short-term treatment.


  • Critical and creative thinking skills in order to develop solutions for and decide on appropriate interventions and referrals to be made for members suffering from a variety of psychological concerns including PTSD, depression and substance abuse.
  • Advanced writing skills in order to create reports and documents using technical language to influence or affect the decisions of senior management.
  • High level of verbal communication and conflict resolution skills. Tact and diplomacy are required in dealing with sensitive and confidential issues of members.
  • Research and analytical skills to identify issues and determine appropriate responses.
  • Program development, training design and case management skills.
  • Experience in providing mental health services to first responders.


  • Please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF document online at by the specified closing date.
  • Only those selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.
  • All correspondence will be via the e-mail provided on your resume
  • Please contact if you have any questions regarding this recruitment process.

York Regional Police is committed to our Corporate Values. All York Regional Police employment policies and procedures are intended to be non-discriminatory and barrier-free in accordance with the principles and spirit of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted in regards to this competition, please advise the Human Resources Representative of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process.