Job Number: 918395

Category: Complex Care & Recovery

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 1

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: May 15, 2023



Sexual Behaviours Clinic

Complex Care and Recovery Program


Position Description:

The Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is offering an exciting opportunity to be part of a globally recognized, national child sexual abuse perpetration prevention program.

The Complex Care and Recovery Program is recruiting for a full-time, 1 year contract Psychologist, with the potential for a multi-year extension, for the Sexual Behaviours Clinic (SBC) as part of the Talking for Change (TFC) program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This position is part of a multi-year federally funded service agreement related to the secondary prevention of child sexual abuse, involving service provision, and related evaluation, to non-justice involved individuals with a sexual interest in children and/or concerns about their risk to use child sexual abuse material or offend against a child.  Reporting to the Manager, you will work closely with other clinical and research staff involved in TFC.

The candidate will conduct the screening of referrals and engage in the assessment of clinical, risk, and protective factors via semi-structured interviews using established tools (i.e. Stable-2007, VRS-SO). The candidate will be responsible for operating the TFC helpline by providing anonymous support to individuals via telephone and chat modalities. This will require being able to evaluate a caller’s needs, assessing risks, assisting in single sessions and providing necessary resources to individuals engaged with the helpline. The candidate will also be responsible for the provision of psychotherapy to non-justice involved individuals with a sexual interest in children and/or those concerned about their risk to offend.

Candidates should possess knowledge of community resources as it relates to this client population, as well as experience with risk assessments (violence risk, suicide risk etc.) and, child protection/welfare.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to program development, program evaluation, and to the research and clinical activities of the grant. The candidate will be involved in the marketing, advertising, promotion and overall awareness of the program. The candidate will support responsibilities such as managing the TFC website, meeting deliverables set out by the funding agreement, and supporting the manager with monitoring the budget to ensure funding requirements are met. The candidate will collaborate and maintain partnerships with external stakeholders. The incumbent will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication as well as complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.  This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.


  • The candidate must be registered in good standing, in autonomous practice, with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
  • The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Psychology combined with up to three (3) years of relevant clinical and research experience in the field of forensic mental health.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong knowledge of, and ability to apply, principles of risk management as well as those who have demonstrated knowledge and experience pertaining to the assessment and treatment of people with sexual offences.
  • Essential skills include prior training and experience using a range of empirically validated risk and psychological assessment tools and evidence-based treatment modalities (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT) and related techniques with forensic populations for the prevention of offending behaviour.
  • Experience in the clinical supervision of psychology trainees.
  • Superior aptitude for scholarly activities, including academic writing, statistical analysis, and presenting scientific and sensitive information to professional audiences, to the public, and to the media.
  • High degree of proficiency with computer-based programs (word processing, electronic communication, virtual-meeting platforms)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required as is the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, inter-professional team environment
  • The capacity to work with clients of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds is required
  • Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This full-time, contract position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $50.11 per hour to $67.57 per hour

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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.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.