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Psychologist, Complex Rehabilitation and Transitional Care 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-24-00014  
Open Date 1/23/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Complex Continuing Care 

Work type Regular Part-time 

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

FTE 0.4 

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. 

The Position:

We are seeking a regular part-time psychologist to join the Complex Rehabilitation and Transitional Care team (Complex Continuing Care unit). The psychologist is part of an interdisciplinary team that provides assessment and treatment to clients admitted for complex rehabilitation and transitional support back to their home or community.  This unit services children and youth from birth to age 18 and often have multi-system disease and/or compromised respiratory systems that require a range of therapy services to meet their care needs.

  • Neuromuscular myopathies (including SMA)
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Spinal cord injuries with tracheostomy and/or ventilation needs
  • Post-organ transplant rehabilitation (eg., heart, lungs, etc.)
  • Post-operative orthopedic surgery rehabilitation
  • Multi-system diseases
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Congenital and acquired airway and respiratory abnormalities
  • Other complex neurological disorders

Typical concerns that you would encounter include the need to support client’s and family’s:

  • Readiness to engage in therapy
  • Participation in the rehabilitation program
  • Understanding of diagnosis
  • Coping with trauma, whether it be medical trauma or other
  • Transition to community services

Key Responsibilities:

  • The psychologist offers a complete range of psychological services including assessment, intervention/psychotherapy, consultation, education, training, and team support.
  • In partnership with clients/caregivers and the interdisciplinary team, works collaboratively to provide client and family-centred care which is goal directed, evidence based and outcome oriented
  • Conducts psychological interventions in both group and individual formats
  • Has strong clinical formulation skills and implements individualized treatment plans based on assessed needs in conjunction with the interprofessional team.
  • Employs a variety of intervention approaches to support client needs and emphasizes trauma specific interventions where indicated
  • Provides appropriate education and training sessions to interprofessional team
  • Supervises psychology practicum and internship students
  • Engages in Program Development and supports program evaluation

Other Requirements:

  • Some evening & weekend work may be required
  • Flexibility to work across other inpatient units


  • PhD in Psychology and Registration (or eligible for registration) with the College of Psychologists in Ontario required, with declared competencies in Clinical Psychology with children and adolescents. Declared competency with families would be an asset, as would be declared competencies in the areas of Rehabilitation Psychology and/or Health Psychology
  • Knowledge and application of individual and group based interventions required
  • Knowledge and experience of trauma-informed interventions (or willingness to obtain training in these interventions) is required.
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.  

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