Full-time Permanent Psychologist Position - McMaster Children's Hospital

February 14, 2024 9:26 AM | Katie Lok

For full details of our job posting, please visit: https://hhsc.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en (Job #111089

Application closing date: Feb. 26, 2024.

Who are we?

McMaster Children's Hospital’s (MCH) Child and Youth Mental Health Program (CYMHP) is one of Canada’s largest pediatric mental health service providers.  Mandated to provide care for both local and regional patients CYMHP offers a wide range of services for children, youth, and families experiencing complex mental health concerns. Our program includes emergency mental health services, a 22-bed inpatient unit, a day treatment program, and ambulatory services.  The program is divided across 2 sites with locations at McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) and the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC).  Affiliated with McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and the Offord Centre for Child Studies, CYMHP provides evidence-informed, integrated and coordinated family and patient centered care.  Our program is committed to creating and maintaining strong community partnerships, ensuring the alignment of services during transitions in care. The strength of the program lies in the dedication of its people who are committed to improving the mental wellness of our communities. 
Our teams are innovative, creative, energetic and passionate. Relationships are founded on principles of trust, respect and compassion. Our people are motivated towards excellence and are committed to the patients and families we serve.

Who are we looking for?

We are currently looking for a full-time (FTE1.0) psychologist for our ambulatory/outpatient service. The Psychologist will provide direct clinical service involving consultation, assessment and treatment using individual, family and group modalities. Research and program development activities include leadership in externally funded research and implementing quality and outcome indicators within our services. Education and supervision activities require supervision of staff and other learners within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, and participating in the development of an ongoing staff in-service program. In addition to some direct clinical service the psychologist will undertake clinical and quality improvement research, staff education, and some supervisory responsibilities for the specialized mental health teams.


1. Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
2. Ph.D in Psychology
3. Expertise in a cognitive behavioural therapy
4. Extensive knowledge and current experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of complex anxiety and mood disorders in children and adolescents
5. Advanced skills in the development and documentation of specific interventions, in conducting clinical trials and in evaluating service outcomes for children and adolescents with mixed emotional and behavioural problems
6. Demonstrated strength in consultation, teaching, teamwork and in the supervision of advanced learners
7. Demonstrated expertise in several treatment modalities (eg. family systems therapy, group therapy, individual therapy using several theoretical models)
8. Strength in conducting and supervising psychological testing
9. Eligible for part-time appointment with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University
10. Ability to successfully compete for grant monies to fund clinical trials
11. Willingness to participate in a criminal reference screening process
12. Must be able to obtain a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen (VSS)

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