Psychologist - Disordered Eating

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Position Summary:
To support the psychological wellbeing of McGill students to promote their healthy development and academic success. The Wellness Hub uses a multifaceted approach to support students in distress, cultivate the resiliency of our student body, and collaborate with our partners on campus to create a healthier learning and working environment. We provide programming and clinical services with a holistic view of the individual that recognizes the diverse contributors to psychological wellbeing and different ways of healing.

Primary Responsibilities:

Working from a Stepped Care model, performs any/all of the following functions with clients as needed:

·        Supports McGill students who experience disordered eating directly through 1-on-1 appointments.

·        Provides indirect support by acting as a content expert on disordered eating to other professionals at the Wellness Hub.

·        Conducts (psychological/emotional) assessments and collaboratively creates wellness plans that Utilizes existing low-intensity programs such as on-line therapeutic interventions and self-help materials, workshops, and group therapy in addition to individual consultation when appropriate.

·        Completes consultation paperwork.

·        Provides follow-up appointments and makes referrals within McGill and the larger community, as appropriate.

·        Provides individual therapy or counselling within the Stepped Care framework for students experiencing severe to mild psychological distress. Works from a short-term, directive, collaborative, evidence informed model and utilizes strength/resiliency based modalities. Makes external referrals, as appropriate and required.

·        Conducts group counselling, workshops, and outreach to support the Wellness Hub’s mandate and function of awareness, prevention, early detection, and intervention.

·        Meets with students in crisis and provides crisis counselling.

·        Keeps clinical records up to date and to licensing body standards. Completes paperwork that accompanies clinical interventions.

·        Maintains professional licensure. Responsible for ensuring that practice is up to date and informed by current research and abides by the principle of Equity, Inclusivity and Diversity. Participates in training opportunities and incorporating current Counselling Services practices into daily routine.

·        Works on special projects, as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Master’s degree or Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology). Two (2) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities
Ph.D., strongly preferred. Must have appropriate Quebec licensure to provide psychotherapy and treat a psychological disorder (i.e., permit to practice psychotherapy). Demonstrated ability to make clinical decisions independently. Demonstrated competence working with young adults and able to support students from diverse communities drawing upon personal lived experience. Professionalism, good organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to contribute actively to a team.  Excellent presentation and communication skills. Lived experience with diverse communities is a strong asset. Demonstrated ability to work in a Microsoft environment using Word, PowerPoint, internet search engines and email. English and French, spoken and written.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree 5 Years Related Experience with Bachelor’s Degree / Master's Degree 2 Years Related Experience with Master’s Degree

Annual Salary:

(MPEX Grade 07) $79,200.00 - $118,800.00

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


Associate Director Counselling

Position End Date (If applicable):


Deadline to Apply:


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, or 514-398-3711.

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