Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Our client, the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), is an organization directly operated by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services providing trauma-informed and highly specialized treatment and targeted intervention services for children and youth in Ontario with complex combinations of special needs.  These complex and long-standing combinations of mental health difficulties and/or developmental challenges significantly impact functioning in multiple areas such as home, school, and community and appropriate community interventions have not produced the desired responses.  These needs include severe behavioural and emotional challenges, developmental disabilities, autism, and mental health.  Services are provided through both residential and outpatient interdisciplinary teams.

CPRI utilizes trauma-informed care as an organizational model that is consistent with CPRI's vision for child and youth developmental and mental health care whereby providers of care consider the biopsychosocial perspective.  Through this model, a trauma-sensitive culture that promotes healing for children, youth, and families is created.

Patients benefit from an interdisciplinary team environment built on compassion, inspiration, and supportive care.  Engaging in research, education, and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system, exemplary care is delivered through safe, evidence-informed approaches where successful outcomes are achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research.  Join the CPRI team as a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist.

CPRI is seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide psychiatry residential and outpatient services.  Residential care includes a large inter-disciplinary team consisting of psychiatry, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, paediatrician, nursing, child/youth workers.  Teams use evidence-informed clinical approaches in supporting children/youth which is individualized and trauma-informed.  Length of service is typically up to 12 weeks with a focus on interdisciplinary assessment, strategy development to manage challenging behaviours and medication management as indicated.

Outpatient services aim to provide tertiary level consultation / intervention for children/youth to community referring physicians.  The provision of psychiatric services can utilize a hybrid model of virtual and in-person care.  On-call responsibilities are shared amongst the psychiatrists.

CPRI has five residential units providing services for children and youth age 6 up to age 18 experiencing complex and often co-occurring combinations of developmental and mental health challenges.  Units are organized by patient variables such as gender, age and primary mental health or developmental disability presentation.

The successful candidate will possess or be eligible for an FRCPC in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry or equivalent, or an FRCPC in Psychiatry and possess experience in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and be eligible for Ontario licensure.  The ideal candidate will have experience in evidence-informed psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions and work very well on an interdisciplinary team utilizing a trauma-informed approach within a patient/family-centred model of care.

This is a full-time, permanent position with benefits through the Ontario Public Service (OPS).  Offering great flexibility and work/life balance, the position includes a very attractive salary and compensation package including pension plan and a very collegial, supportive team environment.  The position provides remuneration that is negotiated through collective agreements that exist within the OPS and is competitive with similar positions elsewhere.  This includes a comprehensive benefits package, 5 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks educational time, annual financial support for professional fees and educational costs.

Set in the heart of beautiful Southwestern Ontario, London is the region’s economic, entertainment, and cultural hub.  With a population of more than 500,000, London is Canada’s 11th largest city and an ideal environment to work, play and live.  Big enough for the ‘big city’ experience, but still far more affordable in comparison with many other Canadian cities, London boasts an extensive educational and health care community, while providing the safe and clean atmosphere of a smaller community.  London is centred around multiple great Lakes with close proximity to beaches, and recreational resorts and is equal distance between Toronto and Detroit.  The city has many amenities that cater to all including the campus life of Western University. 

Please forward a CV in confidence to:  Robb Callaghan, E-mail: Tel: 289-238-9079

The Medfall Group is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion for all candidates and these principles are integral to all of our processes. The Medfall Group and CPRI will make arrangements for any required accommodation to candidates with disabilities in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.