Closing Date
WorkplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Posted: 03/08/2022
Req ID: 22735
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 teamof 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 healthcare 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:


  • Conducting detailed clinical assessments used to inform diagnostic decision making
  • Making independent psychological or psychiatric diagnoses based on psychodiagnostic assessments and/or observation for the purposes of clinical triage, treatment planning,and consultation
  • Providing psychotherapy for students and making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Determining care and treatment plans for students referred to the clinic
  • Providing initial clinical support and/or psychotherapy to distressed students in crisis and making referrals to appropriate resources
  • Determining if there is a life-threatening situation, risk of self-harm or harm to others and independently applying appropriate interventions
  • Facilitating psychoeducational workshops that promote the development of coping strategies and skills
  • Following rules and procedural processes related to Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)


Essential Qualifications:



  • Ph.D. in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and is a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
  • Minimum six 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 therapy,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: 04/05/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time  Includes some evening hours (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) 
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 18 -- $100,944 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $129,090. 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 ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

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

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2257468.