Psychologist - Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto
Temporary – One (1) Year
The successful applicant will be working at both locations.
Management Job Class
Part-Time (3 days per week; 7 hours per day)
Contract Position (Approx Jan 2021 – Dec 2021)
Hourly Salary Range: $54-$65
LOCATION: Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Member of Union
Part-Time (2 days per week; 7 hours per day)
Contract Position (Approx Jan 2021 – Dec 2021)
Hourly Salary Range: $45-$50
LOCATION: The George Hull Centre for Children & Families
The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and The George Hull Centre are seeking a Clinical Psychologist to enhance our capacity to provide psychological services to a range of clinical programs that serve children and youth. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the successful candidate will provide psychological assessments, translate results into treatment recommendations, provide case consultation to clinical and service teams, and support professional development of clinical and service staff. The children and youth seen at the two agencies are typically experiencing emotional, behavioural and/or psychological difficulties, and have varied and complex presentations that may include trauma, multiple placements, family conflict, and/or challenges in school and in the community. The successful candidate will have the ability to assess children of all ages and their families.
The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and The George Hull Centre are committed to clinical excellence and working collaboratively with families to enhance the growth and development of children and youth. Staff benefit from a strong clinical multidisciplinary team, regular supervision and a cohesive and supportive environment, which encourages creativity, ongoing learning, innovation, and best practices to enhance our abilities to help our vulnerable clients. The Catholic Children’s Aid Society and The George Hull Centre actively promote and develop clinical learning opportunities for staff.
Both the Catholic Children’s Aid Society and The George Hull Centre are committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto and strongly encourages application from all qualified individuals. We actively encourage applicants from all equity seeking groups especially those with lived experience from racialized and or marginalized communities. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.
- PhD in Clinical Psychology;
- Registered member in good standing in the area of Clinical Psychology (children and adolescents) with the College of Psychologists of Ontario;
- 3 to 5 years’ experience completing psychological assessments of children and adolescents (birth to 18) including administration, evaluation and interpretation of tests, interviewing, observation, communication of assessment results and recommendations to a variety of professionals;
- Extensive knowledge about the assessment and treatment of individuals with a history of developmental trauma and attachment disruptions;
- Excellent clinical knowledge and understanding of child psychology, child development and needs, family therapy, as well as a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as CBT, TF-CBT (and other trauma-informed practices), DBT, and Attachment and Relational therapies such as DDP;
- Ability to interpret assessment results, provide recommendations and provide input into case planning of children and youth with other professionals within a multi-disciplinary setting;
- Detailed knowledge of the ethics and standards of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and other relevant legislative requirements;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to prepare reports, policy and program recommendations;
- Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of diverse communities and to resolve conflict in an effective manner;
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to integrating the principles of equity, justice, non-discrimination and accessibility into practice, service delivery and relationships;
- Sound judgment, sensitivity, flexibility and initiative for engaging and working with children, youth, families, individuals, groups and colleagues;
- Ability to work independently and as a member of the multidisciplinary team;
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple service providers in coordinating and planning services;
- Excellent administrative and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines;
- Keyboarding skills and working knowledge of relevant software and virtual platforms is required (e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Office 365, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Zoom);
- A second language would be an asset;
- Experience working in the child welfare field would be an asset;
- A satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY OF TORONTO:
- To recruit, select and maintain a roster of external psychologists with knowledge and skills appropriate to the needs of the Society, to provide psychological assessments for children and youth in the Society’s care;
- To review internal referrals for psychological assessments to determine nature, suitability and appropriate consultant for each request, and assign requests;
- To monitor service to completion and to ensure adherence to professional standards;
- To review referrals for other related assessments for children and young people in care;
- To ensure the provision of adequate follow-up services including interpretation of psychological reports;
- To provide professional expertise and to act as a resource to the Society and its staff in the area of psychology including attending case conferences to discuss assessment results, treatment needs and placement planning for children and youth;
- To provide consultation to specific programs within the Society
- To participate in internal training sessions and workshops to provide information to Society staff on the use of psychological services and professional training on related clinical issues;
- To contribute to the formulation of Society policies and procedures and the development of service planning to ensure adequate services within budgetary requirements and/or restraints;
- Other duties as assigned.
HOURS: 21 hours per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays unless otherwise agreed) including flexible hours and some evening work as required
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE GEORGE HULL CENTRE:
- To provide comprehensive psychological assessments, including using clinical interviews, administering and interpreting psychometric measures used for children/youth (to assess social-emotional functioning, cognitive functioning and academic achievement) and the ability to provide feedback, detailed recommendations and comprehensive written reports
- To provide interpretation of psychological or psychometric findings and communicate diagnoses to clients, parents, clinical staff and community professionals as required
- To work effectively with multidisciplinary staff and provide the psychology lens in case and program consultation
- To provide knowledge and experience with evidence-based/evidence-informed therapeutic interventions
- To participate in case conference meetings to inform, assess and provide consultation for treatment
- To assist with test and protocol management and purchasing
- To advocate for clients and work collaboratively with community partners to coordinate and integrate services
- To participate in team, staff and supervision meetings regularly
- To maintain all records and reports as required by GHC’s policies and procedures
- To provide in-service training to staff and students on clinically relevant topics
- To be familiar with and work in accordance with GHC Policies and Procedures, and contribute to policy, research and program evaluations, and quality improvement initiatives, within the team and across programs
- To provide direct service hours consistent with agency requirements
- Other duties as required
HOURS: 14 hours per week (Thursdays and Fridays unless otherwise agreed) including flexible hours and some evening work as required
File #20-027 - Please submit your resume and cover letter via the following Taleo Recruitment Link:
no later than the closing dates at 11:59 p.m.
Internal Closing Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
External Closing Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
We thank all those who apply, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Throughout the recruitment process, every effort will be made to accommodate any needs of candidates under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request.