Mental Health Clinician

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Company Description
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

Job Description

As a member of the multi-disciplinary stepped-care Eating Disorders Program, the Mental Health Clinician provides evidence-based treatment and psychoeducation, as well as standardized assessment in the inpatient setting.

  • Providing individual standardized Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-Enhanced for Eating Disorders (CBT-E)
  • Providing individual psychoeducation related to trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Co-facilitating psychotherapy groups, as assigned (e.g., Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Substance Use Disorders, Skills Coaching)
  • Standardized assessment of eating disorders and other key mental health symptoms
  • Performing departmental responsibilities to contribute to the efficient and effective provision of services
  • Participating in relevant research activities


  • Completion of a Masters degree program in Health and/or Social Sciences, with three (3) years practical and related experience or at minimum, a completion of a Bachelor’s degree program in Health and/or Social Sciences, with 8 to 10 years practical and related experience recognized equivalent
  • Registration licensure with an Ontario professional body whose members are authorized to independently perform the controlled act of psychotherapy (CNO, CRPO, OCSWSSW, CPO, COTO, etc)
  • Experience working with individuals with eating disorders, substance use, depression, trauma-related symptoms, and/or serious mental illness, providing evidence-based treatment (i.e., CBT, DBT)
  • Certification in CBT and/or DBT considered an asset
  • Proven knowledge of the mental health continuum of care
  • Excellent problem-recognition and solution-focused skills
  • Experience working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, an asset
  • Proven ability to effectively provide treatment in a culturally-sensitive manner
  • Demonstrated ability to document according to professional and organizational standards

Additional Information

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.


Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.


UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


All applications must be submitted before the posting close date.

UHN uses email to communicate with selected candidates. Please ensure you check your email regularly.

Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any information provided by a candidate be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, UHN reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of their application.

All UHN Employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series, approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, as a condition of hire. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. Should you be the successful candidate, you will be required to comply with UHN’s mandatory Vaccination Policy that is in effect.

UHN is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive recruitment process and workplace. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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