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Child Psychologist, Outpatient Paediatric Diabetes, Lifestyle and Endocrine Clinics – Part Time Temporary (until Approx march 2024) – Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted March 14, 2023.

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.

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We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2022. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI.

Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills

What we are looking for:

Our Outpatient Paediatric Diabetes, Lifestyle and Endocrine clinics are composed of a dynamic and compassionate inter-professional team which provides assessment and treatment to paediatric patients with a diagnosis of diabetes, various endocrine diseases, and paediatric patients requiring lifestyle support. You will be responsible for administering, and interpreting psychological assessments, communicating a diagnosis, short-term goal oriented individual counseling, group therapy, program development and evaluation.

The psychologist will provide diagnostic assessment as well as individual, and group therapy to patients within the Paediatric Diabetes, Lifestyle and Endocrine Clinics. The psychologist will be responsible for direct care, program planning and evaluation, as well as psychological assessments including psychometric testing.

What you bring to the role:

  • D. in Clinical Psychology with current registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Minimum of 3 years of recent clinical experience assessing and treating paediatric patients and families with mental illness
  • Demonstrated exceptional clinical leadership and team collaboration in the assessment and therapeutic treatment of paediatric patients with mental illness
  • Well-developed psychological testing and analytical/evaluative skills
  • Well-developed skill in individual therapy using a variety of modalities
  • Experience developing and running CBT groups for mood and anxiety disorders
  • Experience in Dialectical behaviour therapy
  • Experience with program development and program evaluation
  • Experience in ACT and Motivational Interviewing
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience with using empirically supported treatments
  • Experience using short-term, goal oriented psychotherapies
  • Proven excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • An extensive knowledge of community resources and ability to liaise with community partners
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of the team
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required.

Work Schedule:

The Paediatric Outpatient Clinic hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 0800-1800 hours as well as some weekend/evening commitments. The successful candidate will be required to work Part-time within these operating hours to provide support to our patients and families.



Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.