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Psychologist & Team Leader Job Opportunity

Full-Time One Year Contract Position

A child’s healthcare needs are complex, and because every family wants and deserves the highest level of care, SickKids opened a community based healthcare clinic in Vaughan, Ontario, just north of Toronto, called Boomerang Health. Boomerang Health is a warm and welcoming place where families can easily access a range of services for their children. Rehabilitation services include psychology, speech-language pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, nutrition, and audiology. Medical services include sports medicine, neurology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology.

We are a fast growing clinic that is looking for an outstanding clinical leader to join our multi-disciplinary team as the Psychology Team Leader. A strong applicant is high energy, has a positive attitude and a passion for helping children and families. You will work with a team of professionals dedicated to providing the highest standard of convenient, accessible care. This is your chance to join and contribute to a great organization.

Job Summary:

  • This position is full-time, Monday to Friday with a mix of daytime, afterschool and evening hours
  • One year contract to cover a maternity leave, with the potential to remain on staff at the end of the initial contract
  • Assesses, diagnoses, and treats learning, behavioural and social-emotional problems within the context of the child’s developmental history and family functioning
  • Designs and carries out comprehensive psychological assessments in order to understand a child’s or adolescent’s current developmental, cognitive, academic, social-emotional and behavioural functioning
  • Provides feedback and recommendations to families, and liaises with referring physicians, school staff and other relevant community agencies
  • Provides assessment and evidence-based interventions for childhood anxiety and depression, difficulties with emotion regulation, social skills or behavior, parenting struggles and family conflict within child and youth populations
  • Actively involved in family education initiatives
  • Manages a varied caseload and meets required timelines to complete reports and provide feedback to families in a timely way
  • Manages a team of professionals within the psychology department, with duties including regular check-ins, performance management, professional development, quality assurance, and recruitment
  • Provides supervision to supervised practice psychologists
  • Develops and implements new initiatives, programs and improvements
  • Manages business needs of the department to meet goals
  • Collaborates with other team members and team leads on clinical and non-clinical projects
  • Represents Boomerang Health at external events
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with competencies in assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families
  • Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario

Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum five years clinical experience
  • Strong proficiency in assessment and evidence-based interventions with children, and interviewing and educating families
  • Experience in family therapy and individual therapy with adolescents
  • Experience with group therapy for children and adolescents an asset
  • Evidence-based practice is required
  • Supervisory experience of early career psychologists
  • Experience managing a team
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

For more information or to apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to meredith.gillespie@boomeranghealth.com.

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