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Psychologist, Mental Health, Acute Care Services

Ottawa, ON · Healthcare


Our client is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in Pediatric Health and is home to over 400+ staff and Physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. The are currently looking for a Psychologist for the  Mental Health Acute Care Service. The Psychologist will be part of an interdisciplinary team offering services to children, youth and caregivers with significant Mental Health needs. 

  • Provides psychodiagnostics and psychological assessments, if indicated, and contributes to case conceptualization. Provides therapeutic interventions to individuals, and groups using empirically-supported modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST).
  • Provides time-limited care post-discharge focused on safety and brief therapeutic interventions as appropriate.
  • Provides consultation/liaison with the multidisciplinary pediatric health-care environment and community professionals
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team rounds and treatment planning
  • Contributes to and facilitates interprofessional practice
  • Participates in and supports program development and evaluation, outcome monitoring and clinical research activities 
  • Engages in training and education of Psychology residents and practicum students within the discipline of Psychology  
  • Maintains current knowledge in evidence-based practices through literature reviews, consulting with clinical and community experts in the field, evaluating clinical practices and participating in professional development activities in order to improve quality of care Performs administrative tasks such as maintaining clinical documentation, reports and progress notes, workload statistics and updating health records in accordance with established standards
  • Participates in committees within the discipline of Psychology
  • Carries other responsibilities as assigned

  • Vulnerable Sector Check (Essential)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from a CPA or APA accredited university program (Essential)
  • Registration as a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario or eligibility for registration (Essential)
  • Designated area of practice in Clinical Psychology with Children and Adolescents (Essential)
  • Experience with assessment and treatment of children and youth presenting with severe and complex mental health difficulties (Essential)
  • Experience with acute inpatient mental health services (Preferred)
  • Experience with group interventions (Preferred)
  • Ability to work in a high paced interdisciplinary team (Essential)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals (Essential)
  • Bilingual – Fluency in both French and English (Essential) Bilingualism is required. In accordance with the French Language Services Plan, if no bilingual candidates (both internal and external) meet the qualifications, unilingual candidates may be considered.


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