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Mental Health Specialist

Canadian Paralympic Committee

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Mental Health Specialist

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Apply by 11/18/2020

Starts on 1/5/2021

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Ottawa, ON, Canada

Job Type

Industry Areas

Fitness & Health

 Job Description

The Mental Health Specialist is responsible, in collaboration with the Health Services team, for the planning, preparation, and delivery of mental health support services to the Canadian Paralympic Team at Major Games. The incumbent will be a Canadian Paralympic Team (CPT) member for Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games working closely with the Health Services Team and Issue Management Team. The position will be reviewed for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games as well as future Paralympic Games.



  • Design a mental health support plan to be delivered as part of the Games Health Services Team (HST) to Canadian Paralympic Team athletes, coaches, technical leaders and staff at Major Games in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer, Executive Director, Sport and Director, Paralympic Performance & Pathways
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders including the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s senior leadership, NSO technical leaders and mental performance consultants
  • Develop and disseminate resources to key stakeholders outlining the mental health support services to be provided at Games
  • Attend the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Planning and Preparation Sessions for Major Games

At Games/Onsite

  • Provide mental health support services as part of the Games HST to Canadian Paralympic Team athletes, coaches, technical leaders, and staff
  • Collaborate with the Chief Medical Officer and HST Clinic Manager to coordinate clinic time and client records
  • Support crisis situations on the request of the Issue Management Team


  • Provide feedback on the Games Mental Health Specialist position and mental health support services at Tokyo 2020 to inform feasibility and implementation for subsequent Games.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or similar
  • Registration and good standing with provincial College of Psychologists; and CSPA or AASP membership
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Ability to communicate and write in both official languages
  • Experience practicing in high-performance sport
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with both internal and external colleagues (e.g. CPC employees, vendors, sub-contractors)


  • Experience working at Major Games
  • Experience working with parasport athletes
  • Experience with crisis management situations


  • Sport Scientist Canada HP Certification (when available in 2021)


  • Results-oriented
  • Strategic
  • Systematic
  • and organized
  • Cooperative,
  • team player, collaborative
  • Active Listener; understands requirements before leaping to action

How To Apply

Contact Person Byron MacDonald

85 Plymouth St Ottawa, Ontario K1S3E2

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Inclusive Note

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

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About Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is the private, non-profit organization representing Canadian Paralympic athletes in the International Paralympic Committee and the Parapan American Games. It represents 25 member sports organisations. The CPC's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation.

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