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Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Child and Parent Resource Institute
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
09382 - Psychologist 2
$1,807.44 - $2,364.15 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) provides trauma-informed and highly specialized assessment, treatment, and targeted intervention services for children and youth with complex combinations of special needs, including developmental disabilities, autism, and severe behavioural, emotional, and mental health challenges. CPRI offers unique expertise, specialized services and a broad scope of outpatient and inpatient programs. CPRI was the first and only organization in Canada to be certified in the Sanctuary® Model, a trauma-informed treatment and organizational cultural change model. The facility is committed to research, developing evidence-based programs, educational support, capacity-building elements, and service delivery expertise. CPRI employs clinicians and staff who provide interdisciplinary assessment, consultation, treatment, education, and research. Communities and hospitals across Ontario refer patients to CPRI. Various regulated health professionals support the interdisciplinary teams

CPRI is directly operated by the Ontario provincial government and supported through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS). Working at CPRI offers a unique opportunity in the child and youth care sector in Ontario with the security and benefits of working within Ontario Public Service. To learn more, visit About Ontario Public Service

CPRI is seeking two Psychologists to join our teams of health care professionals to provide psychological services. CPRI Psychologists provide leadership and oversight of various disabilities, autism, and severe behavioural, emotional, and mental health challenges. Working at CPRI offers a unique opportunity in the child and youth care sector in Ontario to deliver services to this challenging and exciting population of clients. Psychologists at CPRI usually work within an area of primary focus (e.g., inpatient or outpatient; mental health or neurodevelopmental concerns), though job assignments can be flexible to ensure adequate breadth of practice.

A CPRI Psychologist has the opportunity to engage in a wide range of experience including;
• Large catchment area as CPRI provides services across the province of Ontario.
• Opportunities to work with specialized populations and complex clinical presentations, which expand knowledge and expertise.
• A wide range of available assessment tools and batteries; ability to order additional measures when needed. These include both traditional and tablet-based (i.e., Q-Interactive) materials.
• Working with others (Team-Based Practice) is a priority, which can include multi- or inter-disciplinary collaboration and consultation.
• Employment involves a variety of clinical experiences that are responsive to clinical needs, community requests, and best practices. These can represent a wide range of activities, including:

  • Professional-to-Professional collaboration through a consultation model with community agencies and service providers.
  • Traditional face-to-face standardized assessments with children and youth
  • Individual and group therapies that involve modifications (e.g., CBT with Intellectual Disability) or target specific concerns (e.g., Tic Management).
• Interdisciplinary assessment for complex clinical questions.
• Assessment and intervention within the context of a short-term inpatient service model (along with Allied Health disciplines and Psychiatry).
• Working closely with community stakeholders to foster change and implement recommendations.
• CPRI is a founding partner for the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium and as a result, CPRI Psychologists have the opportunity to supervise Psychology Residents through the Consortium.

If you are an outstanding professional with a passion for helping others, don't miss this exciting opportunity!

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) offers a competitive compensation package, including a defined pension plan. We support career and leadership development, invest in learning opportunities, and recognize team and individual achievements.

• Defined Benefit Pension Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Guaranteed income
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health and Dental Plans
• 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Program
• A dynamic workplace that encourages increased flexibility through technology, new work settings and work styles, to facilitate more collaboration and increase productivity. Includes Compressed Work Week (i.e., off every third Friday) and Hybrid Workplace (blend of remote and in-person) options
• Access to online meeting and collaboration tools that are compliant with required legislation
• Legal expertise is provided by CPRI to ensure compliance with ethical and legal standards
• Clinical workload is based on a combination of need and clinical judgement rather than caseload quotas
• Competitive salary with defined progression
• Employees have access to CPRI / Ontario Public Service legal team to support clinical-legal challenges
• Psychologists have access to dedicated administrative support
• Psychologists are provided opportunities to participate in professional development, mentorship, field, and interest related continuous learning and training
• CPRI supports opportunities for Psychologists to provide their clinical expertise to develop provincial policy for children and youth with special needs, in Ontario.
• CPRI provides Psychologists with opportunities for observation and supervision, including with other Psychologists, Psychometrists, and other clinical disciplines at CPRI. Supervision is considered part of employment at CPRI so no additional costs for supervision or consultation are incurred.
• CPRI encourages opportunities to provide knowledge dissemination to others through workshops, seminars, guest lectures, and rounds.
• CPRI provides support to pursue Clinical Adjunct faculty status (e.g., Western University
• CPRI provides opportunities and support for applied clinical research and program development, supported by an in-house research department.

Please note: The annual salary for this position is $93,375 to $122,136.

Please contact our Program Manager Dean Kelly ( for any questions or for more information.

This is a continuous posting and will be posted until filled. Screening and selection processes will begin after June 12, 2023. This posting may be extended but could close at any time after this date without notice. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Provide a wide variety of psychological services related to the diagnosis, treatment, assessment, evaluation and discharge planning for individual clients
• Provide a leadership role in terms of treatment or assessment planning, program evaluation, keeping clinical practices current in terms of available literature, and serving as content experts to others at CPRI as well as the broader community
• Work with clinicians from other disciplines who have complimentary or overlapping skill sets. This provides an environment for collaborative and interdisciplinary work that may not be possible in other settings. Opportunities may include:
     • Comprehensive assessment involving the input of a Speech and Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist
     • Collaborative development of a Behaviour Support Plan with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)
     • Family assessment and/or intervention with a Social Worker
     • Have opportunities for observation and supervision, including with other Psychologists, Psychometrists, and other clinical disciplines at CPRI. Supervision is considered part of employment at CPRI so no additional costs for supervision or consultation are incurred
     • Provide consultation and advice to management team, community agencies and other health care professionals

How do I qualify?


• You are currently registered in good standing as a Psychologist in Ontario (or will be eligible for registration within the next 12 months)

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge and experience in providing treatment, assessment, and diagnosis services to children with complex behavioural and emotional difficulties, and their families
• You have knowledge and experience in providing counselling, training and educational programming to groups of children and parents in the management of complex behavioural problems.

Other Essential Skills

• You have clinical consultation skills to co-ordinate and interact effectively with various community agencies and professionals
• You have analytical and organizational skills to plan, organize, supervise and carry out research and evaluation studies
• You have excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare clinical reports, compile research findings and communicate effectively with community agencies and professionals

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Permanent, 600 Sanatorium Rd, London, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, July 17, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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