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Psychologist - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Psychologist
Site: Lyndhurst Centre, Toronto Rehab
Department: Spinal Cord Rehab Program
Reports to: Manager, Program Services
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Hours: 22.5 hrs per week (Monday – Friday) Days of work are negotiable and opportunity for additional hours may also be available within the role
Status: Permanent Part time

University Health Network (UHN) represents the coming together of shared values and diverse expertise in patient care, research and teaching. Each of our facilities (Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehab) makes a unique contribution to the whole. Together, we create something far greater than the sum of our parts.

Toronto Rehab is a leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute brings together innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions.

Lyndhurst Centre -Toronto Rehab is the largest Spinal Cord Rehab program in Canada. With the changing demographics of spinal cord injury, your clinical caseload will include patients with traumatic and non-traumatic injuries managing issues with coping and adjustment to disability as well as co-morbidities such as acquired brain injuries (ABI), dementia, mental illness or addiction.


As part of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team you will be responsible for providing psychological assessment and intervention for our inpatients and outpatient programs. Within your role you will be have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the team and patient for on-going treatment and discharge planning.

You will also have a role in supervising and developing others such our graduate students completing clinical practicums and CPA accredited internship training program.

You will work closely with your interprofessional colleagues to develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans and strategies to optimize coping, adaptation and recovery; in addition to managing a caseload of individual psychotherapy clients; as well as leading psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic groups for individuals with spinal cord injury.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives and participate in program development; demonstrating understanding of, compliance with and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe and supportive environment for patients.


  • Completion of a recognized doctoral degree program in Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology is required; APA/CPA accredited programs are preferred
  • Two (2) years experience in a rehabilitation setting strongly recommended
  • Registration by the College of Psychologists of Ontario in either autonomous practice or supervised practice is required (supervision for college supervision may be available)
  • Proof of liability insurance required
  • Knowledge of adult psychopathology required
  • Skills in performing psychometric tests appropriate for the population required
  • Declared competency in the area of Rehabilitation or Clinical Psychology (Adults and Older Adults); Clinical Neuropsychology experience is an asset, given the diverse clinical population we service
  • Up-to-date knowledge of assessment of clients with, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use, and evidence-based interventions strongly preferred
  • Membership in OPA or CPA preferred

POSTING DATE:  March 22, 2017         CLOSING DATE:  until filled

 For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position.  Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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