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Psychologist - Bloorview School Authority 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-22-00075  
Open Date 10/31/2022  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Bloorview School Authority 

Work type Regular Full-time 

Grade Grade 9B ($51.09/hr to $63.99/hr) 

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 11/14/2022 


This is a newly expanded permanent full time Psychologist position working exclusively in the Bloorview School Authority. Bloorview School Authority, located inside Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, is an educational facility that provides innovative school programs to children and youth with special needs. Each year hundreds of children and young people from across Ontario benefit from our individualized educational programs, which are set up in conjunction with ongoing therapeutic and medical care.  To learn more see our website.

The psychologist will have the opportunity to work within a unique school as part of an interdisciplinary team.  This team provides an early intervention program for children in Kindergarten and Grade 1 with a range of physical and communication disabilities. As this is a newly expanded position, the incumbent will have the opportunity to create and influence the program’s development.

This is a permanent full time position with the flexibility to work between a 0.8 FTE to a 1.0 FTE, or 30 to 37.5 hours a week. This position is a 12-month a year position, however it does follow the academic calendar for school holiday closures and there is increased flexibility for time off during the summer months. The psychologist will be an integral part of Holland Bloorview’s psychology practice and will be linked to the Hospital’s practice council.

As a permanent full time employee of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in Holland Bloorview’s competitive benefit package, including health and dental coverage and participation in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with clients/families and the interdisciplinary team, provides client and family centred care which is goal oriented, evidence based and outcome oriented
  • Bases practice on established Holland Bloorview policies, procedures, evidence and best practice
  • Contributes to the development of program/service activities
  • Works with client and family to set goals that are targeted with measurable outcomes
  • Works with members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure an integrated approach to service
  • Primary focus is on assessment of children, consultation and education to client and family with a focus on maximizing strengths
  • Utilizes research to establish and support evidence-based practice
  • Provides education both formal and informal to clients/families, colleagues, students and others within the organization and the community
  • Engages in support of quality improvement
  • Actively supports client and family centred care
  • 100% of time allocated to Bloorview School Authority seeing clients 10 months in class during school year and by onsite appointment for summer months
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices


  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Current Registration with the College of Psychologists in Ontario required with declared competencies in Clinical Psychology with children
  • Candidates under supervised practice will also be considered
  • Previous job related experience working with children and families required
  • Previous job related experience working with clients with autism and developmental disabilities is preferred
  • ADOS reliability, or willingness to learn, is considered an asset
  • Declared competency in school psychology considered an asset
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team preferred
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting or 416-425-6220.  

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