Position: Psychologist/Psychological Associate (Full-time,Contract and Temporary Positions Available)
Work Location: Regional Student Services (Education Centre - Newmarket, Centre for Leadership and Learning, 300 Harry Walker Parkway South, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8E2)
Salary Rate: $78,871 - $105,907 (PS1 and PS2)
Work Schedule: 35 hours/week (full-time)
Please Note: Travel from site to site will be required.
The successful candidates for these positions will have experience delivering psychological services in an educational setting with children and youth and will be able to provide psychological assessment, consultation, and programming services.
The York Region District School Board is committed to providing the most appropriate educational opportunities for all students. As our student population grows, so does our need for enhanced services.
Whether working directly in the classroom or supporting student learning through many other facets of education, your support of children and education will enhance the positive, diverse learning communities throughout York Region. YOU can help us continue to make public education in the York Region District School Board the best in the province.
Psychological services support within Student Services
The position will focus mainly on providing psychological consultation and programming support, as well as building the capacity of other Board staff in the areas of developmental disorders, behavioral and mental health issues. Overall, we are looking for an individual with strong assessment, consultation and intervention skills who has demonstrated leadership to support capacity building of other professional staff, and the ability to work effectively on a multidisciplinary team.
The individual filling this position will also have the opportunity to develop and strengthen assessment, consultation and direct intervention skills in the area of ASD, ABA, and mental health.
Responding to referrals from school staff pertaining to students encountering challenges in learning or behavioral domains.
Conducting Psychological Assessments, interpreting results and writing comprehensive reports.
Consulting with teachers and other school staff, as well as student and parents.
Liaising with community agencies.
Brief counseling of students and parents.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, or documentation of eligibility for registration is required.
Experience working with children and adolescents, preferably in a school setting.
Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
Ability to work collaboratively with others.
A valid driver’s license and access to own transportation are also a necessity for the position.
Equity, Diversity, and Accommodation:
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
persons who identify as women; and
persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.
Accessibility and Accommodation Statement
We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.