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PROGRAM: Intensive Services for Children
POSITION DETAILS: Full time, Regular, 1.0 FTE
The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (GH-CCMH) is a child and youth mental health centre integrated with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). GH-CCMH is also a core service provider within the Toronto region of Child and Youth Community Mental Health Providers. As such, the Centre has an ambitious agenda to provide the highest quality evidence-informed care offering a range of services from prevention and early intervention through counselling and therapy, assessment and intensive supports. Services are provided in both in-person and virtual formats. As an employer, the Centre strives to reflect the many diverse cultures and identities represented in the children, youth and families we serve and seeks to provide an inclusive and equitable workplace. We are also connected to the continuum of mental health services for children and youth supported by SickKids: the Brain and Mental Health Program, the SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealth. Find out more about GH-CCMH.
We are currently seeking applicants for a full-time permanent 1.0 FTE Program Psychologist. This position will be based in our Intensive Service for Children at the Sheppard site. This position involves working with 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 Child and Family Therapists, a consulting Psychiatrist, as well as Child and Youth Care Practitioners, Teachers and consulting Occupational Therapists to provide psychological services. The Psychologist will be expected to provide clinical leadership and support to Intensive Services for Children, particularly with respect to assessment, case formulation, consultation, treatment planning and intervention.
This position reports to the Manager of Intensive Services for Children and, for practice related issues, reports to the Advanced Practice Lead for Psychology.
- Provide clinical leadership to the Intensive Services for Children team, with respect to assessment, case formulation, consultation and treatment planning
- Provide comprehensive formulations and consultations, through file reviews, observations and direct comprehensive assessments as needed
- Participate directly in the initial assessment of day treatment referrals, in collaboration with the Child and Family Therapists/inter-professional team
- Collaborate with the inter-professional team in the development and review of formulation and treatment plans
- Provide interpretation and education to the team with respect to psychological assessment results
- Provide consultation to the other professionals providing treatment
- Contribute to the training of psychology trainees, as well as other disciplines as designated
- Provide ongoing clinical and administrative supervision to trainees/personnel, as designated
- Write or oversee the writing of all documentation related to the provision of services and meet agency, professional and legal standards
- Attend and/or chair meetings internally and externally related to the program and Centre as designated
- Initiate and participate in research and program development/strategic directions evaluation projects related to children’s mental health, in collaboration with the Center’s research/program evaluation team(s).
- Represent the program and/or Center in a professional and ethical manner
- Maintain up to date professional development
- This position requires a Doctoral degree in Psychology and eligibility for certification to practice in the Province of Ontario (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 (preschoolers, children, and adolescents) and families. Strong preference will be given to Psychologists already registered for autonomous practice
- Minimum of 3-5 years related clinical experience in children’s mental health treatment, including working with children 5-18 years of age and their families
- Experience in school-based and/or milieu programs would be an asset.
- Knowledge of various therapy approaches in both individual and family therapy
- Prior experience supervising students (e.g. psychology practicum students and interns)
- 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.
Interested applicants are asked to forward their cover letter and resume by April 21, 2023:
Human Resources – SickKids CCMH
FAX: (416) 633- 7141 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking applicants internally and externally
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.
GH-CCMH at SickKids is an employer committed to equity and recognizes that excellence in mental health can only exist when diverse experience and perspectives are valued and included. We encourage applications from equity deserving communities, including Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of racialized groups, and persons of all genders and sexual orientations.
The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustains our organization and enables us to provide exceptional care to each child, youth and family we serve.
We are committed to creating an accessible experience for all candidates; please reach out regarding accommodations at any point during the hiring process
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