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York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families

York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families
Is seeking a
PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTANT
Part-time Permanent Position (0.5 FTE)

York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families is looking for a Psychology Consultant to join our agency. This individual will primarily be working with our Intensive programs (Day Treatment classrooms and Residential setting), who support children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18 years. The Psychology Consultant will provide consultation services to our clinical programs and staff, join team meetings, complete case file reviews, interpret psychological assessment results and support the implementation of recommendations within our therapeutic settings. York Hills works with children and youth who present with a wide array of developmental challenges along with chronic, diverse, and complex mental health issues. The child and youth’s difficulties can encompass intellectual and adaptive challenges, language and learning issues, and a broad range of social/emotional concerns. We are seeking a self-directed, team player who is passionate about working with children and the professionals that support them!

PRIMARY LOCATION: Richmond Hill

START DATE: Immediately

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:
➢ Provide comprehensive psychological profiles of children and youths, based on assessment results, that focus on the strengths and needs of the child/youth with respect to their individual level of cognitive, academic and socio-emotional functioning.
➢ Review case files and triage clients to determine their need to receive a psychological assessment.
➢ Interpret psychological test data, and support staff’s understanding of assessments results.
➢ Support the implementation of assessment recommendations across all clinical settings.
➢ Attend various team meetings across the agency as required.
➢ Maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities by keeping up to date regarding professional standards through reviewing current literature, attending workshops/seminars and networking with colleagues.
➢ Offer occasional workshops and presentations, both in-person and virtually, to agency staff or community members on topics related to children’s mental health.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
➢ Masters in Psychology with competency in School Psychology.
➢ Registration in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario for Autonomous Practice as a Clinical Psychological Associate in School Psychology.
➢ Minimum of 2 years of psychological assessment experience with school-aged children and adolescents, inclusive of a thorough knowledge of DSM-5 disorders, including learning disabilities, developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders and children’s mental health disorders.
➢ Experience working in a children’s mental health setting is preferable.
➢ Capacity to work collaboratively with other service providers is essential.
➢ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral & written).
➢ Demonstrate both an understanding of cultural diversities and an ability to integrate a cross cultural practice.
➢ Previous experience providing clinical supervision (to both psychometrists and students) is an asset.
➢ Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently within given timelines.
➢ Demonstrated commitment to a client centered philosophy. ➢ Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle to travel within York region. ➢ Ability to meet the needs of a diverse client base, through knowledge and application of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist and cultural competency practices.
➢ Must be fluent in English, speaking, writing and reading. Fluency in other languages is an asset.

York Hills is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to this role within your application.

York Hills is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace. We believe in a cultivating a selection process and employment environment without discrimination or harassment, that is inclusive and barrier free.

We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance and we will arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner

APPLY TODAY Recruitment (adp.com)

Accepting applications until September 30, 2022. Please email your cover letter and resume to: rmarshment@yorkhills.ca

Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to rmarshment@yorkhills.ca

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