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Psychologist - Mental Health Program

Competition #:820846

Job Title:Psychologist - Mental Health Program

Department:Mental Health Program

Job Category:Health Disciplines

New Work Type:Full-Time Temporary

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:13/04/18

Closing date:25/04/18

Salary Range:$53.60 - $64.00 per hour

Length of Temporary Assignment:1 year

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):1.0

The FOCUS Community Mental Health Outreach Team is an innovative partnership program between St. Michael’s Hospital and COTA Health. The program relies on an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals to provide a continuum of integrated intensive case management (ICM) and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services to individuals with serious mental illnesses to address both immediate and future service intensity needs. Services are organized to allow for flexibility of movement between levels of services (between ICM and ACT) while maintaining continuity of care. As part of the interdisciplinary FOCUS Team, the Psychologist will provide clinical assessment, individual and group evidence-based treatments and evaluation support for the target population.

Position responsibilities include providing consultation to clarify diagnosis and contribute to the clinical management of clients, provision of individual and group therapies, and participation in education/teaching, research, quality improvement and program evaluation initiatives.


  • Completed Doctoral level degree in Psychology from a program accredited by the Canadian or American Psychological Associations
  • Current and unrestricted registration or eligibility for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Two years of clinical practice in the field of serious mental illness preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive assessments, consultation and provide individual and group therapies
  • Expertise in a range of empirically supported individual and group-therapeutic modalities, particularly Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills, Illness Management & Recovery, Eye Movement and Desensitization Training, and Trauma counselling
  • Demonstrated strengths in consultation, teaching, and interprofessional collaboration
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • Demonstrated interest and aptitude for participation in scholarly activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic team environment are essential