Psychologist - Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychosis

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102276
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jul 03, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Who We Are


Who We Are

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music.  As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC delivers world-class care and experiences, built on our commitment to excellence in research, innovation, and learning. In partnership with our communities, we design and advance healthcare to support he wellness of the populations we serve. LHSC delivers both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC is known for its great people and great care, with a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while partnering with communities to transform health, one life at a time. 

Posting Period


Open:          July 3, 2024

Closed:       July 16, 2024

Non Union

Department Name


Psychologist - Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychosis

This position reports to the Manager of Health Disciplines and the Clinical Manager, Adult Mental Health and Addictions Program.  PEPP provides rapid assessment and intervention to youth and young adults who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. In this position, you will work on an interprofessional team comprised of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, an education counselor, a recreation therapist, and an employment counsellor. The psychologist’s responsibilities include: providing individual and group treatment; psychological assessment and diagnosis; consultation; program development and evaluation; and education and training. The position also includes supervision of psychology interns in our accredited internship program.  PEPP has an active research program and there are opportunities for adjunct faculty appointments with the Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry at Western University. 

The PEPP team is well-known in the community for its passion, innovation, and dedication to its clients. The program works closely with clients, family members, and community partners to provide youth-friendly and recovery-oriented services. All clients in the PEPP program will have experienced psychosis; however, the psychologist will work with a wide range of presenting concerns including mood, anxiety, OCD, trauma, and substance abuse. In addition to experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp), psychologists who are able to integrate and flexibly adapt a variety of empirically supported treatments to meet individual client needs would be very well suited to this position.  Supervision and support is available for new graduates who are in the process of registering with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Our team is fun, dynamic, and dedicated to the work we do, and eager to welcome a new team member.

Regular Full - Time

Rate of Pay:               $59.83 per hour - $74.80 per hour

Hours of Work:           37.5 hours per week


  • Doctoral degree in Psychology
  • Registration (or eligibility for registration) with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Minimum two (2) years recent clinical experience with adults in a mental health care setting
  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of psychosis
  • Authorized (or eligibility to be authorized) to practice Clinical Psychology
  • Authorized (or eligibility to be authorized) to practice with Adolescents & Adults
  • Expertise in psychological assessment and evaluation, diagnoses, biopsychosocial case conceptualization, evidence-based Intervention, and consultation
  • Proven advanced ability to apply ethics, standards, and jurisprudence
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g., Mental Health Act, PHIPA, HCCA)
  • Demonstrated ability in program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability in working with interprofessional health care teams
  • Demonstrated advanced ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrated advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and a commitment to working within an academic environment
  • Demonstrated excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks effectively
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Vision, Purpose and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step) and COVID vaccine series.
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If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process.Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process. 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

Application Contact Information

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