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Posting # 48104 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Psychologist, Ont. Structure Psychotherapy - 1 position
Ont. Structure Psychotherapy
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Regular Part Time

At St. Joseph's Health Care London, an exciting opportunity exists in supporting and sustaining partnerships within the Ontario West (OW) region related to the implementation of Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program. Using a 'hub and spoke' model of service delivery, St. Joseph's Health Care London and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton are partnering as network lead organizations (NLO) to support the implementation of this program in the OW region. The successful applicant will be employed by St. Joseph's Health Care London and will be expected to support the successful delivery of the OSP West program across the entire Ontario West Region.

The Psychologist will work within OSP West providing regular clinical consultation and training to therapists in the OSP West program who are engaged in the provision of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, and related conditions (including obsessive-compulsive concerns and post-traumatic stress) to ensure that the quality and fidelity of assessment, treatment, and clinical consultation are aligned to the OSP program. The Psychologist will participate in the provincial Community of Practice for OSP Clinical Consultants. The Psychologist will also deliver individual and group CBT and CPT to clients in the OSP West program with higher levels of complexity as well as conduct structured diagnostic assessments for clients with higher levels of complexity to determine suitability for the OSP West program or to provide service navigation. The Psychologist will also support research activities within the regional and provincial OSP Program.

The ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to practice based on inclusion and equity for all persons regardless of age, income, racial and ethnic origins, language, gender, sexual orientation, religion, intellectual ability, and health status.

Essential Qualifications

  • Doctoral-level, Clinical Psychologist, registered in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario or eligible for registration.
  • Certified with the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (CACBT) or committed to achieving this certification within a reasonable period upon hiring.
  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in the delivery of evidence-based CBT with documentation showing that they received formal CBT training and appropriate supervision. Additional training in CPT preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the assessment, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as OCD, PTSD, and illness anxiety.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CBT and its application in depression and anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and illness anxiety. Additional training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and its application in PTSD is preferred.
  • Understanding of and experience in applying ethical guidelines for the provision of effective clinical supervision/consultation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Diagnostic categories and criteria as listed in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
  • Prior experience in providing clinical consultation and training (or supervision) is preferred.
  • Experience in providing virtual care including CBT
  • Demonstrated experience working in a goal oriented, evidence based, and outcome-oriented practice including structured diagnostic assessments (MINI, SCID, DART) for complex presentations
  • Experience adapting clinical practice for specific populations such as racialized communities, low-income and LGBTQS+ and working with an anti-racist and anti-oppressive clinical practice.
  • Previous experience in program development and program evaluation
  • Demonstrated superior communication (verbal and written) skills to effectively communicate with provincial clinical leaders, regional clinicians, consultants and partners, and program operational leaders.
  • Analytical thinking skills to understand and train others in the designated assessment and treatment clinical protocols and how to implement them, while considering strengths and challenges.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to forge and maintain strong working relationships with clinicians, managers, consultants, and partners to problem solve and achieve results.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills to effectively address multiple tasks and timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with the OSP program as an evidenced and measurement- based care delivery model is a benefit.
  • Knowledge of and working experience with electronic medical records, computer systems and applications.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practice based on inclusion and equity for all persons regardless of age, income, racial and ethnic origins, language, gender, sexual orientation, religion, intellectual ability, and health status.
  • Ability to collect and integrate client feedback into service model
  • Ability to uphold St. Joseph's values and be an active contributor to a positive, innovative, collaborative, and cooperative work environment.
  • Excellent reading and writing communication skills in English, and fluency in a second language would be an asset.
  • A satisfactory and current Criminal Background and Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act and associated legislation
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Willingness to travel within the region as required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated support of professional activities with a focus on the adult population as indicated by membership in and support of professional organization such as an academic appointment.
  • Related experience/competency with underserved populations such as transitional age youth or behavioral management would be an asset
  • Experience working with quality improvement frameworks.
  • Knowledge of psychological health and safety in the workplace
  • Research capability as indicated by relevant publications in the area of focus.
  • Proficiency in French would be strongly recommended
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's, you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 09, 2022
Submission deadline: May 22, 2022

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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