As a key member of the South East Toronto Family Health Team (SETFHT), and an integral part of our Mental Health Team, the Psychologist will function in close collaboration with all physicians and interprofessional health care providers within the FHT. The Psychologist will provide clinical services in conjunction with all health care services to children and adolescents within a family context. The role includes both the provision of direct patient care as well as assisting in the development of programs, resources, and the creation of linkages within the FHT and the community.
The Psychologist reports to, and is responsible to, the SETFHT Executive Director. All clinical decision making outside the scope of the Psychologist must be done in consultation with the SETFHT Lead Physician and/or physicians of SETFHT and/or sessional psychiatrists.
Does not direct the activities of staff or a function without direction of FHT decision makers. The Psychologist will practice to his/her full scope of practice as defined by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
On a regular and continuous basis, exercises clinical judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the FHT.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Assessment and diagnosis of the functioning and mental health status of children related to mental disorders.
- Assessment of client status is inclusive of comprehensive contextual factors (e.g. race, culture, religion, socio-economic position, family and support systems, sexual orientation, gender identity, psychological outlook, housing, financial and legal needs).
- Design and implement treatment programs and interventions for children and their families. A strong focus and interest in working with the child and family is critical in this position.
- Use of appropriate behaviour, cognitive, or other therapies in the treatment of mental health disorders.
- Treatment of child and family relationship problems.
- Management of psychological factors and problems associated with physical conditions and disease, terminal and chronic illnesses.
- Pain management using appropriate psychological treatment strategies.
- Assist children and families to manage lifestyle issues and stressors.
- Treatment of problems associated with cognitive functioning.
- Implementation of primary and secondary prevention strategies.
- Program development and evaluation. Interest in quality improvement and measuring patient outcomes.
- Professional guidance and support to referrers and colleagues.
- Provide interprofessional education and training to family medicine residents.
- Collaborative consultation relating to the assessment of, or intervention with children to facilitate referral to community agencies/services.
- Develop and hone collaborative community relationships to facilitate patient access to services upon physician/health care team requests.
- Communicate ideas or concerns to the health care team. Participate in problem solving to enhance patient care.
- Work closely with and support colleagues on the Mental Health Team, including attending bi-weekly meetings with the team and consulting on complex patients.
- Assist in the training and development of new staff. Participate in clinical supervision of colleagues/peers as necessary.
- Current registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in clinical and/or health psychology with children, adolescents, and families. Registration and experience with adult populations is considered an asset.
- Professional liability insurance.
- Demonstrated skill in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of mental health disorders of children and adolescents
- Educational and treatment group facilitation skills.
- Experience in treatment of individual and family relationship problems.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Advanced decision making, problem identification and problem solving skills.
- Strong organization and time management skills.
- The ability to work as part of a team in a rapidly changing environment.
- Knowledge of and working experience with computer systems and applications, including electronic medical records.
- Demonstrated commitment to practice based on inclusion and equity for all persons regardless of age, income, racial and ethnic origins, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, intellectual ability and health status.
This is a part-time temporary contract position for 18 months beginning in October 2020, working 18.75 hours/2.5 days a week. There is flexibility in terms of which days worked. This position will work out of our 1871 Danforth Avenue clinic.
Compensation is based on experience and guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for this role. Position includes 8% pay in lieu of benefits and pension plan.
Thank you for your interest in the South East Toronto Family Health Team. Only those candidates selected will be contacted for an interview. No telephone or email inquiries, please. SETFHT supports a respectful and inclusive work environment for all. We encourage qualified applicants of all ages, races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process and candidates invited for an interview are encouraged to inform Human Resources in confidence of their accommodation requirements.
Applicants should quote Job: Child Psychologist
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Job Contact Information
South East Toronto Family Health Team
Please forward cover letter and resume by August 31st, 2020.
Contract length: 18 months
Part-time hours: 18.75 per week
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Contract
- Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (Required)
- Professional liability insurance (Required)