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Mental Health Clinician – After Care - Thompson Centre, Brain Sciences - Regular Part-time  (222146)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 6/24/2022 12:01:52 PM

We currently have a Regular Part-time (0.5 FTE) opportunity for a Mental Health Clinician – After Care in the Thompson Centre, Brain Sciences Unit at our Bellwood and Virtual campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days. Evenings; 8 hrs; As per schedule

Occasional Weekends

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 treatment of OCD to join the inter-professional team delivering intensive residential and outpatient treatment for severe OCD.

Summary of Duties

The Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre is committed to providing highly specialized, evidence based care to those experiencing OCD, with a special emphasis on severe and treatment refractory OCD. Included in that commitment is a desire to better understand what contributes to people’s ability to maintain their wellness post-treatment, longer term and to develop strategies to integrate those skills and supports into our services.

The person in this role will apply their knowledge of OCD and CBT/ERP to deliver interventions aimed at supporting our clients’ long term recovery. In collaboration with the aftercare lead, the peer support specialist, other staff and clients, this role will focus on delivering group based and individual support to assist with a successful transition out of treatment, assist people with adapting learned skills to the home and community environment, and support clients’ (re)engagement in the broader community. In addition, as a member of the residential clinical team, the mental health clinician will play a role in working with residential and day treatment clients as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of aftercare options such as ERP, life skills and other relevant groups to meet the recovery needs of clients.
  • Provide brief time-limited one on one direct support and coaching for clients transitioning from treatment, including working with treatment teams to clarify discharge plans and support clients in implementing them.
  • Liaising with clients’ community providers prior to discharge to ensure continuity of care
  • In collaboration with the aftercare lead and peer support specialist, support the delivery of community development activities among clients and alumni.
    • Participate in education activities, as needed
    • Maintain accurate documentation and reporting.
    • Contribute to the evaluation and program development activities of the aftercare and recovery programming, as well as the program more broadly.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interest in contributing to the development of services to build and expand the Aftercare program
  • Superior time management, organization, and prioritization skills in addressing multiple tasks and timelines in a fast-paced environment required.
  • Understanding and commitment to the principles of health equity and anti-oppression.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 222146 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.