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Job postings: Allied Health

Mental Health Clinician - Thompson Centre – Brain Sciences - Regular Full-time (214211)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 11/30/2021 10:39:14 AM

We currently have a Regular Full-time opportunity for a Mental Health Clinician in the Thompson Centre – Brain Sciences Department at our Bellwood Campus.

Hours of Work:

Mon- Fri; 8-hour Day shifts; availability to work some evenings and one Saturday per month, or as required

Summary of Duties

The Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, within Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, is a specialized program treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related "spectrum" disorders, including hoarding, hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking and body dysmorphic disorder. We are currently seeking an allied health professional with experience and expertise in the treatment of OCD to join the inter-professional team delivering intensive residential and outpatient treatment for severe OCD. The person in this position will provide individual and group therapy (residential and outpatient), support coached exposures during ERP sessions, conduct assessments (dependent on qualifications) and contribute to collaborative treatment plans for each patient. Additionally, this person will collaborate with the intake coordinator to process admissions including overseeing and conducting screens for potential new admissions.

Job activities include;

· Facilitate group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (and other modalities like DBT/ACT)

· Provide individual therapy

· Develop and facilitate Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) activities

· Conduct assessments to inform individualized treatment plans (dependent on qualifications)

· Maintain accurate and timely documentation and reports

· Actively participate in team rounds and collaborate with team members in provision of care

· Provide one on one treatment, as required, to complex patients in the outpatient service

· Oversee the review, screening, prioritization and admission of referred clients

· Participate in education activities, particularly those involving building ERP skills in community through; training partnerships, presentations, workshops, public forums and special events.

· Contribute to program development and program evaluation

Qualifications/Skills:

· Masters Degree in occupational therapy, social work or related field required.

· Must be a current member in good standing and be registered with appropriate college.

· Minimum 5 years’ previous experience working in a mental health care setting required; experience within day hospital or residential treatment settings considered an asset.

· Demonstrated knowledge of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders; as well as anxiety disorders more broadly.

· Proven counselling and problem solving skills essential.

· Demonstrated knowledge of CBT/ERP and its application in mood and anxiety.

· Superior communication, negotiation, mediation and collaborative inter-professional team skills required.

· Superior time management, organization, and prioritization skills in addressing multiple tasks and timelines in a fast-paced environment required.

· Interest in taking the lead on developing activities that will help build the Aftercare program.

· Understanding and commitment to the principles of health equity and anti-oppression.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (in one document) quoting 214211 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.