• Psychologist (0.8 FTE)

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/7/2019 7:39 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Type
    Full time
    Mental Health & Addictions
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Full-Time Psychologist (0.8 FTE)


    7.5 Hour Shifts (4 days per week)
    Days with the possibility of some evening work


    At Grand River Hospital, we work with the communities we serve towards life-long health and well-being for all. We exist to provide exceptional care through inspired people, one patient at a time. Our Mental Health & Addictions Program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience, excellent patient access, and engaged staff.

    Reporting to the Clinical Manager, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to: offering person-centred care, guided by recovery principles, the Psychologist promotes healing and instills hope while demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program. The successful candidate will be a member of a multidisciplinary Specialized Mental Health Team. The team offers services to people diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. Emphasis will be placed on complex diagnostic assessment, consultation and intervention using appropriate models. The successful candidate will also be expected to be knowledgeable about patients presenting with bio-behavioral problems (biological, behavioral, social/cultural, and environmental) that influence the health of individuals. The Psychologist contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Will provide limited outpatient work implementing treatment/behavioural plans where continuity of care is important (eg. implementing behavioral plans from hospital to long-term care settings).



    • Successful completion of graduate education, minimum Masters level Degree in Psychology (ie. M.A., M.Sc., M.Ps., M.Ed.), with four years of experience working in the scope of practice of Psychology and registration in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as well as registration as a Psychologist in other recognized Canadian jurisdictions (ie. Association of Psychology of Newfoundland and Labrador, etc.); OR successful completion a doctoral level degree in Psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D., D.Psy.) with a one-year internship and registration in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
    • Clinical psychology and neuro-psychology experience preferred
    • Recent relevant experience with adults diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, concurrent disorder, dual diagnosis, and complex age related cognitive impairment
    • Advanced level skills in psychodiagonostic assessment
    • Proven ability to provide multisystems consultation
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team setting
    • Proven ability for utilizing best practices in meeting the needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness
    • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Community Treatment Orders, Health Care Consent Act and any other relevant legislation
    • Will have and maintains competence in providing a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches (ie. individual, families, and group interventions)
    • Will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills including supervisory skills to provide clinical supervision and training for student internships and/or non-regulated psychology staff (ie. psychometrists) and maintains clinical accountability in the provision of psychological services, in accordance with any/all relevant ethical, professional, and supervision guidelines of the Canadian Psychological Association and the College of Psychologists of Ontario
    • Will participate in team building, service committees, service development and quality improvement activities striving to contribute to a healthy workplace environment, as required
    • Excellent organizational, prioritization and problem-solving abilities
    • Advanced written and verbal communication skills; excellent keyboarding/report writing skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors
    • Ability to work independently
    • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Grand River Hospital Mental Health & Addiction Program recovery philosophy and comprehensive safety programs
    • Ability to defuse conflict and foster collaborative working relationships
    • Access to transport & valid driver’s license
    • Good attendance record.


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