Psychotherapist - Adult Eating Disorder Service

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102258
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jul 02, 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


Psychotherapy- Adult Eating Disorder Service

Reporting to the Manager of Health Disciplines, the Psychotherapist provides evidence-based, best practice clinical interventions for patients who have a serious disorder of thought, cognition, mood, emotional regulation, perception or memory that may seriously impair their judgement, insight, behavior, communication or social functioning. The Psychotherapist provides treatment using psychotherapeutic techniques as described by the college of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO). The Psychotherapist will collaborate closely with other health care practitioners at LHSC and in the community in the provision of care and consultation.

Regular Full- Time

Rate of Pay:               $41.12 per hour - $51.39 per hour

Hours of Work:           37.50 hours per week


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, or a related discipline
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or a related discipline (preferred)
  • Registration or eligible for registration with a professional college in Ontario and authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy (Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, etc.)
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent relevant experience
  • Demonstrated competence in applying various psychotherapeutic interventions and assessments, although competence in play therapy is required
  • Demonstrated competence with the treatment of the sequelae of complex trauma
  • Demonstrated ability in the selection, implementation, and evaluation of the patient’s treatment plan
  • 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 ability in working with interprofessional health care teams
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated computer literacy including Microsoft Office 365 and corporate productivity tools
  • 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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