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Psychologist- Get up and Go: persistent pediatric pain service 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-23-00164  
Open Date 10/31/2023  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Complex Continuing Care 

Work type Regular Part-time 

Grade Grade 9B ($54.59/hr to $68.38/hr) 

FTE 0.6 

Posting Close Date None Specified 


Join us in building a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, and a top 40 Canadian research hospital. Serving over 8,500 families annually in both inpatient and outpatient programs and 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’s vision is to support the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families. We are an academic hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. All clinical staff are expected to contribute to the academic agenda through one or more of the following activities: supervising students, teaching, academic service, scholarship and research.

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, inclusive, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth. 

We are looking for a Psychologist to work in the Get Up and Go Persistent Pediatric Pain Program [GUAG]. This is Canada’s first inpatient intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain service, supporting youth to regain function and return to usual activities, including school and recreation. Referrals come from outpatient specialized chronic pain clinics.

Key Responsibilities

  • In partnership with clients/families and the interdisciplinary team, provides client and family-centred care which is goal directed, evidence based and outcome oriented
  • Bases practice on psychological science relevant to psychology from other sciences and humanities
  • Supports and respects the client/family’s rights to make decisions based on their own values, beliefs and experiences
  • Demonstrates a spirit of inquiry by examining current practice and identifying questions for study and research
  • Delivers care based on established policies and procedures
  • Collaborates with the client/family to assess, plan, and provide a diagnosis documenting the process according to professional standards and hospital policy with respect for the client’s right to confidentiality
  • Ensures that psychological practice and professional issues are addressed using appropriate lines of communication
  • Documents on client charts and accurate workload statistics
  • Communicates in a timely and effective manner with families and interdisciplinary team members
  • Participates in appropriate education and training sessions
  • Supervises psychology practicum and internship students
  • Demonstrates accountability for own psychology practice by adhering to established professional practice standards
  • 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
  • Participates in program evaluation as part of clinical practice


  • PhD in Psychology and Registration with the College of Psychologists in Ontario required with declared competencies in Clinical Psychology with children and adolescents
  • Declared competency in family therapy and/or health psychology preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is essential
  • Works effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates ability to organize time and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates initiative and self direction
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively and efficiently manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities


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. All of our work is guided by our strategic plan, Transformative Care, Inclusive World: Holland Bloorview 2030. The plan:

To get a glimpse as to who Holland Bloorview is, we invite you to watch the Dear Everybody, This is Holland Bloorview video. Video:

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion, diversity, equity accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA). 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 seek to create an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. To help in our journey towards fully reflecting the communities we partner with, we welcome and encourage applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2SA+ 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.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting or 416-425-6220.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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