Staff Psychologist

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health
  • Healthcare: Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Therapy
  • Counselor: Youth
  • Healthcare: Doctors, Dentists, Optician, Dietician
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-01-082019-01-31

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (CCMH), formerly The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, is a community-based children’s mental health centre providing prevention, in-home support, day treatment, outpatient assessment and treatment and residential support to children ages birth to 17.  The centre is integrated with the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) inpatient and ambulatory mental health services for children. As a stand-alone, community-focused agency, CCMH is working with the Hospital for Sick Children to create pathways to care that will ensure that children with mental health concerns and mental illness and their families are able to access the care they need in a timely fashion.  The Centre is an accredited teaching facility affiliated with the University of Toronto. 

We are currently seeking applicants for a full-time permanent 1.0 FTE Staff Psychologist position based in our Latency Day Treatment program at our Sheppard site and would entail collaboration with the Intensive In-home team. This position involves working with latency age children, ages 6-12 and their families who have a range of complex mental health, behavioural and learning challenges. The successful candidate will work closely within an interprofessional team comprised of a Child and Family Therapist, Psychiatrist, as well as Child and Youth Care Practitioners, Teachers and Occupational Therapist to provide psychological services & clinical leadership to the position, particularly with respect to assessment, case formulation, consultation, treatment planning and direct treatment.

This position reports to the Manager of Intensive Services, Day Treatment and Intensive In-home and, for practice related issues, reports to the Director of Specialized Services and Academic Leadership.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides comprehensive formulations and consultations, through file reviews, observations and assessments
  • Provides comprehensive assessments to clients identified
  • Participates directly in the initial assessment of day treatment referrals, in collaboration with the Child and Family Therapist/interprofessional team
  • Collaborates with the interprofessional team in the development and review of formulation and treatment plans
  • Assists with the development of an assessment protocol
  • Provides interpretation and education to the team with respect to psychological assessment results
  • Provides psychological treatment, or support to the other professionals providing treatment
  • Responsible for contributing to the training of psychology trainees, as well as other disciplines as designated
  • Provides ongoing clinical and administrative supervision to trainees/personnel, as designated
  • Writes or oversees the writing of all documentation related to the provision of services and meets agency, professional and legal standards
  • Attends and/or chairs meetings internally and externally related to the program and Centre as designated
  • Initiates and participates in research and program development/strategic directions evaluation projects related to children’s mental health, in collaboration with the Centers research/program evaluation team(s).
  • Represents the program and/or Center in a professional and ethical manner
  • Maintains up to date professional development

Qualifications

  • This position requires a Doctoral degree in Psychology
  • Minimum of 2 years related clinical experience in children’s mental health treatment, including working with children 0 – 18 years of age and their families, experience in school-based and/or milieu programs would be an asset.
  • Registration with the College of Psychologists (if from outside Ontario, must demonstrate that all registration requirements can be met at time of hiring) and declared competency in clinical/counselling psychology with children (infants, preschoolers, children, and adolescents) and families
  • First Aid, CPR and Behaviour Management Techniques
  • Ability to use computer software tools and resources, such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Social and multicultural sensitivity including diversity and inclusion training.

We are seeking applicants internally and externally

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (CCMH), is committed to diversity and values inclusion. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within our Centre.

CCMH views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustain our organization and guides our interaction within our diverse communities.

Reasonable accommodations are available during the recruitment process to job applicants with disabilities.

 

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