Manager, Mental Health Team (Psychologist) F-44

Manager, Mental Health Team (Psychologist) F-44

02 Feb
The Canada Life Assurance Company

02 Feb

The Canada Life Assurance Company


Job Description

We are Canada Life

Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.

You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.

Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 

Be your best at Canada Life.

We are looking for a Psychologist who is an expert in the field of mental health to support Canada Life’s Group Disability Mental Health Strategy. The psychologist will provide leadership; providing solutions and services for absence and disability related to mental health. This role collaborates with internal business partners to create innovative and positive results for our customers and business.

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Vancouver, Langley, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, London, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax or Newfoundland. 

Role description 

What you will do 

- Provide mental health expertise to our disability management staff across Canada

- Review claim files to answer specific questions regarding impairment, diagnoses, treatment and recovery

- Call treatment providers if required to gather information in order to improve claims management

- Provide expertise into the development of disability management best practices

- Monitor emerging developments in the field of mental health and recommend actions as required to enhance claim management practices

- Support a team of mental health mentors who support case managers directly in effectively assessing and managing mental health disability claims

- Develop the annual strategy for the mentoring program including overall program goals, success criteria, evaluation process and reporting

- Recommend specific ongoing education opportunities for disability claims staff

- Represent Canada Life in customer facing and/or industry meetings on mental health issues

 What you will bring 

- PhD in Psychology

- License to practice 

- Minimum 5 years’ experience conducting therapy

- Broad understanding of DSM 5 diagnostic criteria utilized in rendering diagnoses for psychological disorders

- In depth knowledge of the diagnostic criteria required for Depressive, Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress, Substance Use, Bipolar and Personality Disorders and TBI

- Knowledge of common mental health screening tools utilized in primary care (e.g., GAD-7, PHQ-9, BAI, BDI, CAGE)

- Knowledge of common evidence based psychological tests such as the MMPI, PAI, Millon

- Excellent diagnostic skills: able to distinguish and evaluate the relative value of subjective and objective information in a diagnostic framework

- Knowledge of most common evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, DBT, Exposure Therapy, IP, EMDR, Mindfulness, Substance Use)

- Knowledge of what constitutes an effective treatment plan and an ineffective treatment plan

- Possess strong business acumen, with demonstrated aptitude for strategic, analytical and critical thinking

- Exhibit high-level communication skills to instill confidence and inspiration across the organization and externally; able to explain medical information clearly and accurately verbally and in writing to non-medical employees and customers

- Able to work collaboratively with peers, non-medical and senior staff with diverse views

- Results oriented for success; able to create effective strategies and initiatives to drive the organization forward

Highly Desirable Competencies:

- Leadership and coaching experience

- Fluency in French

- Knowledge of insurance medicine

Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today 

We are one of Canada's top 100 employers!

Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.  

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.  

Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted  



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