Career Opportunity

By | Employment

Advertisement Number: 33177

Job Title:                        Behavioral Specialist
Job Classification:        PY2
Job Type:                       Regular/Full-time and Regular Part-time
Department:                  Families
Location:                       Winnipeg, Manitoba
Salary Range:               $65,326 – $82,196 annually/$34.54 – $43.46 hourly
Closing Date:                September 25, 2017      

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. 

An eligibility list may be created for similar regular, term, full-time and part time positions and will remain in effect for twelve months. 

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.



Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Registered or Eligibility to register with Psychological Association of Manitoba
  • Must be a member in good standing with the current licensing body.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (vulnerable sector search), Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and ability to travel on government business within the Province of Manitoba.


  • A master’s degree (MA) in Psychology (Clinical or Applied Behavior Analysis) from an accredited graduate program.
  • Experience working with individuals (children or adults) and/or their families/caregivers with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or special needs. 
  • Experience administering and interpreting psychological assessments, including issues relevant to intellectual/cognitive assessment and diagnosis of intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Experience with providing clinical/behavioral intervention to children, adolescents, and/or adults.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment including developing relationships with supervisees, clients, case managers, care providers, families and various service providers.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Effective written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook). 


  • Experience or training in Motivational Interviewing.


The incumbent is a member of a multi-discipline service team within the Region and reports directly to the regional program manager.  The incumbent provides a broad range of clinical psychological/ behavioral services to referred children, adolescents and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities identified as eligible within the mandate of Community Service Delivery.  The clinician also provides public education and consultation to community groups and agencies on clinical issues related to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities. The position provides services with the general parameters and standards set by the Department and receives clinical support/direction from a Registered Psychologist with the division.

A complete copy of the position description is available upon request.



Advertisement No. 33177
Manitoba Civil Service Commission
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0C4
Phone: 204-945-4394
Fax: 204-948-2193

Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection. Applicants are requested to indicate in their covering letter, resumé and/or application if they are from any of the following groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with a disability.

Career Opportunity

By | Employment, Mailings

Position: Registered Psychologist
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Institute of Manitoba is growing and we are looking for someone to grow with us! If you are a Registered Psychologist or a new graduate in clinical psychology looking for a new opportunity, we would love to hear from you. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and therapeutic skills, and an interest in growing with an expanding group of private practitioners.  Full-time or part-time considered.

Registered Psychologist Position Overview:

Registered psychologists in CBTI are independent practitioners within a non-profit organization dedicated to the provision of evidence based psychological services.  The Psychologist will be responsible for the provision of intake assessment and treatment services for clients with a variety of psychological diagnoses on a fee for service basis. If you are a new graduate and require supervision for registration, CBTI will work to provide you with the supervision experience you need. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology preferred.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Psychological Association of Manitoba.
  • Current professional liability insurance.
  • A high degree of proficiency in problem solving and decision making.
  • The ability to diagnose and provide formal reports as required.
  • Creating and maintaining client records in a timely manner.
  • Expertise with children or couples would be an asset. 

Perks of association with CBTI:

  • Access to our active and well-established referral list with diverse presenting issues.
  • A psychology specific Electronic Medical Record.
  • Book keeping services (no more chasing third-party payers).
•  Electronic Payment Terminals.
  • Internet.
  • Spacious, well decorated offices with windows with modern equipment.
  • Free parking.
  • Flexible Scheduling.
  • The opportunity to supervise students and pass on your knowledge.
  • Caring colleagues provide consultation, mentoring in new skills sets & vacation coverage.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Jason Ediger at

We thank you for your interest and taking the time to apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

June 2017 Update

By | Mailings, Monthly Update

1. Noteworthy items

  • The Canadian Psychological Association has releasedthe Fourth Edition of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. You can find more information about the newest revision of the Code and download an electronic version here: Code of Ethics (Fourth Edition)

2. MPS Updates from March 2017

  • MPS’ Social Action Committee is in the process of creating their operational guidelines and processes for addressing social issues. 
  • Dr. Pamela Holens attended the APA Council of Representatives meeting in February 2017. Highlights of the meeting included the passing of clinical practice guidelines for PTSD, discussion of entrance requirements to graduate programs in clinical psychology, and discussion of an upcoming policy statement from APA regarding registration of MA-level psychologists. Follow the link for meeting minutes:

3. Articles of Interest

  • Therapist’s Guide for Preparing a Professional Will. The guide is intended to help therapists create an individualized professional will that is not only ethically, legally, and clinically sound but also clear, comprehensive, and practical.

4. Get to know a Manitoba Psychologist featuring Gillian Alcolado, Ph.D., C.Psych., Anxiety Disorders Program, Clinical Health Psychology, St. Boniface General Hospital 

What is the focus of your research program?

My research interests broadly include the etiology, mechanisms, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with a focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder. I am particularly interested in improving clinical outcomes in cognitive-behavioural therapy via better understanding and development of techniques that target underlying maladaptive thoughts and beliefs.

To this end, my research program to-date has specifically focused on testing a piece of the cognitive theory of compulsive checking (i.e., that maladaptive beliefs about memory ability contribute to and maintain the checking cycle). From these positive findings, I have turned to developing and testing a novel cognitive intervention for compulsive checking focused on altering these maladaptive beliefs. The aim is for patients to discover that their memory for checking may be better than they think it is, and that they therefore do not need to check as much.

What are some of the clinical or theoretical applications of your work?

The theoretical applications of my work are to determine whether the cognitive theory of compulsive checking is supported by experimental and clinical research findings.

Even more excitingly, if results continue to prove positive, the clinical application will be a novel and useful cognitive intervention that can be introduced flexibly as needed to enhance cognitive-behavioural therapy outcomes for individuals who suffer from compulsive checking.