Date Posted: 03/02/2021
Req ID: 2868
Faculty/Division: Vice-Provost, Students
Department: Health and Wellness
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



About us:

Student Life connects life to learning. We believe every student should have the opportunity to participate in university life actively and find connection and community while discovering new ways of thinking and being in the world. We provide resources, support and engagement opportunities that are inclusive and accessible, ensuring every student can build experiences that set them up for a lifetime of success.

Consisting of an interdisciplinary team of health professionals and support staff, Health & Wellness at the University of Toronto aims to support graduate and undergraduate students in reaching their academic goals, engage students in their development and learning, and support their health and well-being by providing health education, clinical and consultation services. Health and Wellness (HW) provides counselling to students with a wide range of concerns ranging from relationship problems to debilitating depression and anxiety, suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress, and eating disorders.

Your opportunity:

The Psychologist is a Registered Psychologist and is an integral member of the mental health care team in HW. As a member of the mental health care team, and under the direction of the Director, Professional Practice and Quality Assurance, provides counselling/psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation in accordance with established standards of care, policies and procedures; demonstrates performance in accordance with the University of Toronto Health and Wellness vision, mission, and strategic plan, and is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits. Inherent in this role are the knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to critical thinking and decision making, ability to analyze and assess presenting mental health concerns and collaborate with the medical team in the management of these mental health concerns, and flexibility and decision making in fluid situations with unpredictable outcomes.

The Psychologist provides individual and group counselling and psychotherapy to a diverse student population, conducts counselling and psychotherapy groups for students whose problems indicate group treatment, provides counselling and psychotherapy to students in emotional crisis, acting as a consultant to faculty, staff, and students on counselling and related matters, conducting workshops and training sessions.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Providing clinical counselling and psychotherapy for students and making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Developing components of treatment plans based on appropriate therapeutic approaches
  • Implementing clinical therapeutic plans
  • Providing initial clinical support and/or counselling to distressed students in crisis and making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Leading seminars and/or workshops
  • Assessing the mental health of clients
  • Consulting with other health care providers on psychosocial matters affecting student's mental health
  • Exercising extreme care to prevent serious physical or emotional injury or harm


Essential Qualifications:



  • Ph.D. in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and is a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
  • Minimum five years related experience, including the provision of client intakes or assessments, crisis counselling, brief or short-term counselling to individuals, group therapy, and psycho-educational workshops.
  • Extensive experience with mental health and illness, behavioural issues, suicide risk assessment and treatment.
  • Experience in evidence-based psychotherapies (e.g., cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion-focussed therapy, solution-focussed therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, etc.).
  • Experience and skill in working with university-aged young adults, and individuals in crisis.
  • Keyboarding skills and working knowledge of relevant software is required (e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good judgment and sensitivity, flexibility and resourcefulness.

Assets (Nonessential):



  • Knowledge of university and community resources.

To be successful in this role you will be:



  • Approachable
  • Communicator
  • Diligent
  • Intuitive
  • Patient
  • Perceptive



Closing Date: 05/19/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Term  This is a Term position starting March 2021 and ending December 2022.
Schedule: Part-Time This is a part-time 80% FTE role. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:45a.m. - 5:00p.m., including some limited evening hours (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Pro-rated Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:

USW Pay Band 16 -- $70,914 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,687. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Health & Wellbeing
Recruiter: Anita Chooraman

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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