POSITION DETAILS: Fulltime, 1.0 FTE – 3 year contract
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (SickKids CCMH) is a leading children’s mental health organization providing mental health care to children and youth and their families. As part of the SickKids enterprise of mental health services, SickKids Hospital, TeleMental Health Program and SickKids CCMH, the agency provides a dynamic clinical, education and research environment, that committed to excellence in integrated inter-professional care. SickKids CCMH has an ambitious agenda to improve access to high quality evidence based mental health services fully integrated with our academic and research mandate. Given its affiliation with one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric sites in North America SickKids CCMH has the opportunity to lead and develop innovative community-based models of care that better address the complex needs of our mental health populations across a broad continuum of mental health care.
The Health Clinician Scientist is responsible for contributing to the clinical and research productivity of the organization, the overall mental health strategy at SickKids; the position will establish key linkages with the hospital. Reporting to the Chief of Psychiatry the Clinical Director, the clinician scientist will be a Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (or Psychologist, Supervised Practice) with a 60% role in research and 40% role in clinical care related to applied clinical research projects. The successful applicant will build a productive clinical research and evaluation program that reflects inter-professional collaboration; the program will be fully integrated with clinical treatment services for child and youth and will ensure that clinical interventions and measurement of their effectiveness are embedded in the model of care. Areas of research foci will include the presenting problems treated at the Centre inclusive of externalizing/behaviour disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and complex trauma. The capacity to collaborate with colleagues and engage in co-design of projects with youth and caregivers is a commitment of CCMH and an expectation of the role. This full-time role will require flexible hours.
- Lead and build a productive clinical research and program evaluation program that is fully integrated with clinical services
- Collaborate on the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment services
- Ensure that clinical interventions and measurement of their effectiveness are embedded in the model of care
- Support knowledge translation and other academic activities
- Assess, diagnose mental health disorders in children and adolescents and support the development of a care plan in collaboration with the clinical team
- Deliver and teach evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (inclusive of CBT, individual and group modalities)
- Comply with all policies and reporting expectations defined by SickKids CCMH
- Perform other tasks as assigned by management
- A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a child and youth focus
- Internship in clinical child psychology and job-related experience
- Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
- Strong knowledge and understanding of child/adolescent typical and atypical development
- Strong knowledge and understanding of DSM diagnostic classifications of mental health disorders
- Experience in assessment and diagnosis of child and youth psychiatric disorders inclusive of anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, depression and patients with complex or comorbid conditions
- Knowledge and skill in using semi-structured assessment tools (e.g., ADIS, K-SADS) is an asset
- Strong knowledge and previous experience in a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities, especially cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Experience with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Mindfulness strategies, and behavioral management is an asset
- Awareness and understanding of the importance of utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities in the treatment of child / adolescent mental health conditions
- A track record demonstrating research excellence and success, including a minimum 3 years clinical and research experience with an emphasis on assessment and treatment of child and youth
- Experience with clinical research design, methodology and the capacity to adapt interventions for children, youth and families
- Success in applying for external funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, as well as engaging in translating research into clinically useful knowledge
- Excellent problem-solving and time management skills
- Demonstrated skills and competencies working collaboratively with inter-professional teams
- A demonstrated capacity for establishing clinical and research collaborations
- A demonstrated commitment and capacity to working in a dynamic environment focused on patient and family centered care and services, innovation, quality improvement
- Comfort working in a highly accountable and measurement focused environment
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, health care documentation and research computer applications
Interested applicants are asked to forward their resumes by May 21, 2020 to:
Human Resources – SickKids CCMH
FAX: (416) -633-7141 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Please quote position title & competition number in the subject heading of email.
We are seeking applicants internally and externally
SickKids CCMH is committed to diversity and values inclusion. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within the Centre.
The Centre views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as essential pieces of an integrated whole that sustain our organization and guides our interaction within our diverse communities.
Reasonable accommodations are available during the recruitment process to job applicants with disabilities.