Job Number: 863129

Category: Allied Health Professionals

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 2

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Sep 29, 2020


Interprofessional Pain and Addiction Recovery Clinic (IPARC)
Acute Care Program

Position Description
The Acute Care Program is currently recruiting a part-time, permanent Psychologist working in the Interprofessional Pain Addiction Recovery Clinic (IPARC), a dynamic team of dedicated clinicians who support outpatients with chronic pain conditions who also have problematic medication and/or substance use, using evidence-based interventions. The clinic is within the larger COMPASS program - an integrated research/clinical service incorporating medical treatment for the ill effects of addiction, including treatment for opioid dependence, medication for alcohol problems and outpatient withdrawal management (day detox). Services are provided in clinic, as well as in the community through a network of academic partners (Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute, or TAPMI) specializing in the treatment of clients experiencing chronic pain. As a member of this interdisciplinary team, you will help develop the psychology role on the team, and provide comprehensive evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment in trauma-informed way for clients with chronic pain conditions and co-morbidities, both individually and in group settings. You will participate in multidisciplinary education and training. Ideally, you would bring a research interest to the team. This position is located at 100 Stokes Street (1001 Queen Street Site).

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • The candidate must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
  • The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Psychology with at least 2 years clinical experience in the field of mood and concurrent disorders.
  • Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in Health Psychology and/or Rehabilitation Psychology would be an asset
  • Training and a minimum of 2 years experience in trauma-informed treatment and assessment of the psychological components of somatic and substance use disorders would be an asset, including evidence-based modalities for chronic pain, mental health and substance co-morbidities (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT, mindfulness, etc.).
  • Significant experience in the administration of psychological assessments, including objective self-report instruments and structured diagnostic interviewing, are essential, with an emphasis on the SCID, MMPI-2, and PAI, as well as pain/somatic/health measures.
  • You will have experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of psychotherapeutic and broader psycho-social treatment models.
  • In addition, you will have experience in the training and supervision of students and practicing health care professionals in cognitive behavior therapy and ideally other modalities.
  • Exposure to and experience developing and implementing clinical research programs is an asset.
  • The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team while managing a large caseload, working effectively within deadlines.
  • Familiarity with telemedicine platforms and a capacity to run virtual group-based programming is desirable.
  • The capacity to work with clients of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds is required and proficiency in a second language would be considered an asset

Please Note: This part-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range:  $49.25 - $66.41 per hour. 

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.