Psychologist

Location
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Posted
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Faculty / Division: Office of Vice-Provost, Students 
Department : Health & Wellness, Student Life Programs&Services 
Campus : St. George (downtown Toronto)     

Health and Wellness (HW) provides counselling to students with a wide range of concerns ranging from relationship problems to debilitating depression and anxiety, suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress, and eating disorders.

The Psychologist is a Registered Psychologist and is an integral member of the mental health care team in HW. As a member of the mental health care team, and under the direction of the Director, Professional Practice (CAPS) and Quality Assurance, provides counselling/psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation in accordance with established standards of care, policies and procedures; demonstrates performance in accordance with the University of Toronto Health and Wellness vision, mission, and strategic plan, and is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits. Inherent in this role are the knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to critical thinking and decision making, ability to analyze and assess presenting mental health concerns and collaborate with the medical team in the management of these mental health concerns, and flexibility and decision making in fluid situations with unpredictable outcomes.

Duties include: providing personal counselling and psychotherapy to a diverse student population, conducting counselling and psychotherapy groups for students whose problems indicate group treatment, providing counselling and psychotherapy to students in emotional crisis, acting as a consultant to faculty, staff, and students on counselling and related matters, conducting workshops and training sessions.

Qualifications :   (MINIMUM)  

Education:
Ph.D. in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and is a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Experience:
Minimum five (5) years related experience, including the provision of client intakes or assessments, crisis counselling, brief or short-term counselling to individuals, group therapy, and psycho-educational workshops. Extensive experience with mental health and illness, behavioural issues, suicide risk assessment and treatment. Skill in working with university-aged young adults, and individuals in crisis. Experience in evidence-based psychotherapies (e.g., cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion-focussed therapy, solution-focussed therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, etc.).

Skills:
Keyboarding skills and working knowledge of relevant software is required (e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint); Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Other:
Good judgment and sensitivity, flexibility and resourcefulness, experience working with post-secondary students, and knowledge of university and community resources is an asset.  

Travel: None 

Notes: 

This is a one-year term position beginning January 2020. Includes some limited evening hours (5:00pm-7:00pm). 
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW) 
Appointment Type: Budget - Term 
Schedule : Full-time 
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 16 -- $88,643 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $113,359. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.   
Job Field : Health & Wellbeing 

Job Closing : Dec 10, 2019, 4:59:00 AM