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About the Role
PROGRAM: Individual and Family Services
POSITION DETAILS: 0.5 FTE (17.5 hours/week), Permanent
Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health is a child and youth mental health center integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The Centre is undertaking an ambitious agenda to establish a revitalized academic community mental health center that provides the highest quality of care, combined with excellence in teaching and community-based research. GH CCMH, located across two sites in Toronto, offers both in-person and virtual care to clients and their families, from prevention and early intervention through assessment, counselling and therapy, and intensive services. We are also connected to the continuum of mental health services for children and youth supported by SickKids: The Brain and Mental Health Program, SickKids Tele Link Mental Health Program, SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealth. Find out more about SickKids CCMH.
We are currently seeking applicants who are committed to the children and families in our community with experience providing a range of direct assessment and treatment, and consultation, services to children and families. The successful incumbent will provide psychological services to clients of the Centre who are experiencing a range of complex mental health, behavioural and learning challenges. These diagnostic and formulation-based assessments and consultations will be used primarily for ongoing treatment planning in collaboration with clients, their families, and clinicians. The successful incumbent will also provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and families using a variety of modalities, e.g., CBT, relational psychotherapy and DBT-skills. The successful incumbent will report to the Director, Specialized Services & Inter-professional Practice and the Manager, Individual and Family Services.
- Collaborates with and provides consultations to the client and their family, their clinician, and/or inter-professional clinical teams to support clinical assessment, formulation, and treatment planning
- Conducts mental health/psychodiagnostic assessments and comprehensive psychological assessments and consultations for children and adolescents ages approximately 5 – 18 years and to use these assessment results to support treatment planning
- Provides a range of direct treatment services to children, adolescents, and families, i.e., individual and family therapy using a variety of modalities in which the clinician is competent. Psychotherapy would also include case management and liaison
- Participates in the psychology training program, e.g., by supervising trainees, reviewing applications, participating in interviews, and training committee meetings
- Completes all client documentation (including, but not limited to, contact notes, assessment reports, incident reports/serious occurrence reports, etc.) in a timely and succinct manner and that it meets agency, professional, and legal standards
- Ensures that all required client tracking and statistical information is submitted per agency procedures & requirements
- Maintains up-to-date professional development that is relevant to the position and the Centre’s mission & mandate
- Participates in relevant meetings, reports regularly and as required by the designated supervisor
- Ensures that provided services are carried out in accordance with Centre policies, procedures, and standards including those related to case management, documentation, and reports
- Complies with the organization’s vision, policies and procedures
- This position will be combined with other clinical duties across the Centre
- Concentration and creativity required daily to perform assessments, score/write reports, read, listen, watch, attend meetings, use critical thinking related to scientific information, teach, conduct research, etc.
- Sits for long period of time to perform the duties of the job, as well as uses office equipment, psychological testing materials and lifts up to 15 pounds (test equipment)
- The minimum level of education required to fulfill the core requirements of this position is a Doctoral Degree in Psychology, registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and declared competency in clinical psychology with children, adolescents and ideally, families, however, we would welcome applications of those in supervised practice declaring competency in clinical psychology with children, adolescents and ideally, families.
- Well-developed skills in assessment and knowledge of a variety of clinical interventions are essential.
- A minimum of three years previous related clinical experience in the various major responsibility areas is preferred; practica and internship experiences will be taken into consideration
- Social and multicultural sensitivity.
- Works in pleasant office environment, on occasion including clients’ homes/schools
- Exposure to deadlines, multiple demands, stress, verbal abuse and work schedule affecting lifestyle
- Some exposure to hazards such as highly emotional situations and threats of violence
- Work hours may need to be flexible and extended to meet the needs of the clients (i.e., evening work)
- This position may require some travel between at least two of the Centre’s sites
As a health care centre, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff. As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our clients, families and our staff. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon proof of full vaccination with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date. Should there be an exemption of vaccination based on a medical, or human rights reason, proof will need to be provided, in addition to participation in regular COVID-19 testing based on exposure risk as well as participation in vaccine education. All offers of employment are conditional on meeting these minimum requirements, failure to comply will lead to offer of employment being immediately rescinded
Interested applicants are asked to forward their cover letter and resume by December 17, 2021 to:
Human Resources – SickKids CCMH
Fax: (416) 633-7141
In the subject line of email, please quote the: competition number, position title and where you learned about this opportunity
We are seeking applicants internally and externally.
SickKids CCMH is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to diversity and value inclusion. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations.
The Centre 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.