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Selkirk Mental Health Centre

Human Resource Services

The Human Resource Services of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre is responsible for providing Human Resource planning and implementation activities which are designed to enable the Centre to provide effective treatment and care for the patients of the Centre. The activities include recruitment and selection (staffing), job classification and compensation, employee orientation, staff training and development, performance management, labour relations, employee assistance and pay and benefits administration.

The offices are located in the Administration Building.  Direct correspondence to:

Human Resource Services
Room 220
Administration Building
Selkirk Mental Health Centre
PO Box 9600
Selkirk, Manitoba  R1A 2B5

Direct Enquiries as follows:

General Enquiries
Phone: 204-482-1679
Fax: 204-785-2541
E-mail: smhchr@gov.mb.ca

Human Resource Services: 
Maureen Osland
Phone:  204-482-1620


Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at the Centre may be found via:

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Jobs

The Centre offers a variety of employment opportunities including: Nurses, Psychiatric Nursing Assistants, Medical Doctors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Dispensing Technicians, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Recreational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Patient Education Coordinator, Activity Instructors, Aboriginal Elders and Proctors, Dieticians, Cooks and Storekeepers, Service Workers, and Administrative and Clerical Staff.

Nurses – these positions include Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses.

Psychiatric Nursing Assistants – staff at the Centre in this position assist patients in all aspects of daily living.  They provide personal patient care and related housekeeping duties.

Service Workers - staff at the Centre in these positions perform a variety of manual work including, but not restricted to, assisting with food preparation and distribution, cleaning and general maintenance.  Physical ability is a key requirement of this position.

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Recruitment

Recruitment for positions at the Centre is most often done through a competition process.  There are three types of competitions:  open, closed and internal.  

  • Open Competition – these competitions are open to the public and are used to seek applications from the public when the required skills are not readily available from within the civil service.  The open competition may be advertised locally, regionally, provincially or nationally.

  • Closed Competition – these competitions are restricted to employees of the civil service and are not open to the public. They are used when experience in government is considered essential to effective performance in the position or when the position provides a career opportunity for current employees, or when advertising to the public would provide no significant advantage.

  • Internal Competition– these competitions are limited to employees from a specific department or work unit such as employment at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre.  It is used when the required skills can only be gained from specific experience in government.
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General Applications

Those people who are interested in employment at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre can also apply at any time by resume and/or Civil Service Application which may be:

Faxed to:
Human Resources
204-785-2541

E-mailed to: 
smhchr@gov.mb.ca

Mailed to:
Selkirk Mental Health Centre
Human Resources, Room 220
P.O. Box 9600
825 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB R1A 2B5

Dropped off at:
Selkirk Mental Health Centre
Human Resources
825 Manitoba Avenue
Administration Building
2nd Floor – Room 220

General Applications - are kept on file for a period of six months and periodically reviewed for vacancies at the Centre.  After the six-month period the applicant should reapply.

Civil Service Applications are available from all Government of Manitoba offices.

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Screening

When a position becomes available all applications for that position must undergo assessment through a screening process to ensure that they meet the qualifications or selection criteria for the specific position being filled.

The applications for the position are screened using screening criteria derived from the selection criteria.  They reflect the minimum experience and training requirements of the position and are apparent from reading applicants’ resumes.

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Selection

Selection Criteria are the reasonable and genuine requirements for the safe, efficient and effective performance of assigned work.  They are the needs of the organization expressed in terms of the knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and personal attributes required for the position.

Applicants are evaluated by different methods of assessment, which may include: interviews, tests and work samples.  Satisfactory Reference Checks and a Satisfactory Criminal Record Check also form part of the Selection process.

The selection of candidates to fill positions at the Centre is based on merit, fairness and equity.

Merit – refers to the closest possible match between the needs of the organization and the knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and personal attributes of a candidate.  This is done by ensuring that:

  • The selection criteria are directly related to the requirements of the position and the needs of the organization.
  • Assessment methods effectively draw out the information necessary to make a criteria-based choice.
  • The selection decision reasonably reflects the criteria.
  • Merit is determined by an objective process.
  • Past performance is considered.
  • Competitions are advertised.

Fairness – refers to a staffing process that is unbiased, impartial, just and honest and that treats all candidates consistently.  This is done by ensuring that:

  • All candidates are screened and rated against the same criteria using the same rating considerations.
  • All candidates are given equal opportunities to demonstrate their skills.
  • The process is free of bias.
  • The process is free of political and administrative interference.
  • The staffing action conforms to relevant legislation and collective agreements.

Equity – refers to a staffing process that is unbiased, impartial, just and honest and that treats all candidates consistently.  This is done by ensuring that:

  • There is no direct or indirect discrimination.  Candidates are assessed on their merits.
  • Credential barriers are removed by naming the specific knowledge required rather than the conventional method of acquiring that knowledge.
  • Qualifications are reasonable and genuine occupational requirements and are barrier-free.
  • *Employment Equity is a factor in the staffing process.
  • Reasonable accommodation is made where appropriate.

*EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

The Government of Manitoba is committed to Employment Equity in order to create a civil service that represents all four designated groups: women, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and visible minorities.  Employment Equity seeks to remove discriminatory barriers and ensure equality of treatment within the civil service.

Employment Equity is a factor in the staffing process when a designated group is under represented in the level, class, series or occupation within the department and across government.

Employment Equity as a factor in the selection process is indicated in employment advertising.

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Employee Types and Categories

There are several different types of employees at the Centre.  They include Regular (Civil Service), Term, and Casual.  Employment may be full-time or part-time.

Employee Types

  • Regular (Civil Service) employee – means an employee who has all the rights and privileges of permanent Civil Service status.
  • Term employee – means an employee hired for a specific term of employment.  The term of employment may be based on a specific period of time or the completion of a specific job or until the occurrence of a specified event.
  • Casual employee – means an employee who normally works less than the full normal daily, weekly or monthly hours of work, as the case may be, and whose work is irregular, or non-recurring or does not follow a pre-determined schedule of work on a regular basis. 

The STEP program is offered in conjunction with Manitoba Education and offers post-secondary students full-time summer employment (May to August) at Selkirk Mental Health Centre as Rehabilitation Program Assistants (RPA). The RPA’s perform duties similar to Psychiatric Nursing Assistants such as assisting patients with activities of daily living. The STEP positions are ideal for students who are considering pursuing Nursing or another health related field and want to gain some hands on experience over the summer.

Students must apply online to be considered for summer employment at Selkirk Mental Health Centre: www.gov.mb.ca/cyo/studentjobs/index.html.

For further employment details, please see: www.gov.mb.ca/govjobs/.

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