Status: Part-time Permanent, 2 days per week
Date Posted: July 5, 2019
Surrey Place is accepting applications for a psychiatrist with a background or interest in neurodevelopmental disorders to work with an interdisciplinary team in the TRE-ADD Program treating complex youth with challenging behaviours. This position would be part-time, but with potential to expand into other activities at Surrey Place.
About Surrey Place
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in north western Ontario.
TRE-ADD is a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary day treatment program for youth with ASD and ID. The program orientation is based on 3 pillars: Applied Behaviour Analysis, Neuropsychiatry, and Education. The program is delivered in 5 community schools across the GTA, in partnership with local school boards. Clients are all school age, and must have severe challenging behaviours in order to be admitted. Treatment classrooms are densely staffed, and the interdisciplinary team includes front-line support in addition to dedicated nursing, psychology and social work. Clients are typically admitted for 1 to 2 academic years before transitioning back to a community school setting.
As the lead psychiatrist on the interdisciplinary team, your responsibilities would include:
- Take part in the TRE-ADD program leadership group
- Participation in regular interprofessional conferences regarding clients being referred or those in treatment
- Most responsible psychiatrist for up to 24 youth admitted to TRE-ADD. Clinical activities related to this role include:
- Comprehensive neurodevelopmental and psychiatric evaluation of each client being considered for admission
- Contribute to interdisciplinary formulation and treatment plan, including joint reports
- Development of a psychiatric treatment plan and oversee all psychopharmacological treatment for all TRE-ADD clients
- Regular classroom observations of all clients, as well as additional meetings as required with family or other providers
- Primary liaison to community psychopharmacology treatment before and after admission
- Participation in regular interdisciplinary conferences for all clients
- Clinical supervision of University of Toronto medical residents and other trainees
- Opportunity to collaborate with leading international experts in behavioural sciences
- Additional opportunities exist depending on individual interest, such as research, program development, interprofessional teaching
This position is for 2 days per week, which includes both direct care and meeting time. Highly competitive remuneration based on a combination of fee-for-service OHIP billings along with hard funds for non-billable activities. The psychiatrist is supported by a nurse to assist with coordination and liaison with family and community.
Candidates must be Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and be legally entitled to work in Canada.
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values. Please submit your resume and cover letter saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, email@example.com, quoting file 1932 in the subject line of your email.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.