• Unity Health Toronto
  • Dec 23, 2019
Part time

Job Description

The Department of Paediatrics at St. Michael's Hospital is an academic department, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine. Our department provides neonatal and pediatric services for southeast Toronto's diverse population and is considered a leader in urban neonatal, child, and youth health care as well as social pediatrics. The Department's mission is to provide exemplary care for Toronto's inner city population, and our members are dedicated to caring for children who are vulnerable or at-disadvantage, whose social circumstances may provide barriers that impact their overall health and development.

The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Clinic is a new MOH funded clinic within ambulatory paediatrics at St. Michael's. This clinic will draw on the unique strengths, experiences, and contributions of a multidisciplinary team in order to provide comprehensive diagnostic assessments to alcohol exposed children. By identifying children with FASD, the team can then collaborate to provide expert recommendations to care partners for the ongoing care, support, and treatment of these children and their families.

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the Psychologist will be responsible for providing testing, diagnostic clarification, and treatment recommendations to patients, families, and providers to contribute to clinical management of patients. The Psychologist will participate in education/teaching, research, quality improvement, and program evaluation initiatives. Other activities include:

  • Reviewing cases and documentation as part of the intake/triage process
  • Providing clinical consultation internally on client cases, recommending therapeutic approaches and clinical pathways for patients with FASD;
  • Administration and interpretation of psychometric measures to assess behavior, personality, social-emotional functioning, cognitive functioning and academic achievement within the context of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Writing reports and completing timely and relevant documentation according to policies and standards of practice of Unity Health and the College of Psychologists of Ontario; collaborating with internal/external health care providers and communicating both verbally and in writing with stakeholders;
  • Providing continuity of care to individuals receiving services throughout their time with the FASD clinic; ensuring maintenance of therapeutic relationship with the team Advocating for clients on a systems level as, necessary;
  • Maintaining workload measurement statistics, as necessary.


  • Completed Doctoral level degree in Psychology from a program accredited by the Canadian or American Psychological Associations
  • Two years of clinical experience in paediatrics
  • Current and unrestricted registration or eligibility for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive assessments, provide recommendations and consultation
  • Experience in a range of empirically supported individual and group-therapeutic modalities,
  • Competence in trauma informed care
  • Demonstrated strengths in assessment, consultation, teaching, interprofessional collaboration
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • A demonstrated interest and aptitude for participation in scholarly activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic team environment are essential

Please note that this is a part-time position, 2 days per week!