Psychologist - Peel Children's Centre
PSYCHOLOGIST Peel Inclusion Resource Services (PIRS)
Full Time Position (37.5 hrs/week)
File # 19-038
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Peel Children's Centre is looking for a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic Child Psychologist for the PIRS program to provide psychological services to a range of clinical programs that serve children and youth between the ages of 0-18.
Peel Inclusion Resource Services (PIRS) is a partnership between the Region of Peel and several community agencies, including Peel Children’s Centre, to provide special needs resourcing to facilitate early intervention and successful inclusion of children with special needs in licensed childcare programs.
The objective of the PIRS model is to ensure that all licensed childcare programs in Peel have equitable access to the tools and resources needed to provide inclusive child care services. PIRS strives to ensure that all children with special needs and their families have an opportunity to participate in quality childcare. The model is consistent with principles and evidence-informed practices related to inclusion and early child development.
Annual salary range - $84,233 to $97,939 (5 step range)
This is a full time position with a generous total rewards package of 4 weeks’ vacation in the first year, personal leave, group life/LTD/health/dental benefits that are fully employer paid and a defined contribution pension plan.
As a children’s mental health centre, we offer our services within a multidisciplinary framework and the discipline of psychology plays a critical role. As part of a multidisciplinary team and reporting to a Clinical Manager, the successful candidate will provide psychological assessments and translate results into multidisciplinary treatment plans; provide case consultation to clinical teams and support the professional development of staff. Clinical services may be provided in office, home or community settings as required by client and program needs. Hours of work are flexible and are determined by client and program need.
In addition to providing a range of clinical services, the Psychologist will actively participate in the Centre’s program evaluation, knowledge dissemination and clinical training activities. The Psychologist may oversee the services provided by Psychological Associates/Psychometrists, assisting with hiring and performance evaluation as required, and coaches, mentors and trains psychology staff and other clinical staff as required. This position may also supervises psychology graduate students.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Doctoral degree from a recognized university and registration or eligibility for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario;
- Minimum of three years directly related experience in a children’s mental health setting;
- Proficiency in psychological assessment, including experience administering and interpreting psychometric measures used to assess children/youth and the ability to produce comprehensive reports, including detailed recommendations;
- Knowledge of interpretation of psychological or psychometric findings and ability to communicate diagnoses to clients, parents, agency, staff and community as required;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team to provide a unique perspective in case and program consultation;
- Experience with evidence-based/evidence-informed therapeutic interventions;
- Participate in program evaluations, research and continuous quality improvement initiatives;
- Demonstrated computer proficiency in information sourcing and report writing;
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
- Excellent analytical and flexible problem solving abilities;
- Sound knowledge of relevant legislation;
- Knowledge and experience of providing assessment and consultation specifically for young children from infancy to age 6, including providing clinical support to staff in an early learning program setting for children presenting with emotional and developmental delays will be an asset.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license (Full G Class)
- A satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check and pre-employment medical screening is required prior to the commencement of employment.
If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume, referring to
“File # 19- 038 - Psychologist” via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Peel Children's Centre will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process, under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process