Psychologist/Psychological Associate - 2023/2024

Job Code: 3519899

Job Description

Position: Psychologist/Psychological Associate (Full-time, Contract and Temporary Positions Available)

Work Location: Regional Student Services (Education Centre - Newmarket, Centre for Leadership and Learning, 300 Harry Walker Parkway South, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8E2)

Salary Rate: $81, 262 - $109, 116 (PS1 and PS2)

Work Schedule:
35 hours/week (full-time)

Please Note: Travel from site to site will be required.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Important : Internal YRDSB staff must apply to internal job postings posted through the BWW.

The successful candidates for these positions will have experience delivering psychological services in an educational setting with children and youth and will be able to provide psychological assessment, consultation, and programming services.

The York Region District School Board is committed to providing the most appropriate educational opportunities for all students. As our student population grows, so does our need for enhanced services.

Whether working directly in the classroom or supporting student learning through many other facets of education, your support of children and education will enhance the positive, diverse learning communities throughout York Region. YOU can help us continue to make public education in the York Region District School Board the best in the province.

Psychological services support within Student Services

The position will focus mainly on providing psychological consultation and programming support, as well as building the capacity of other Board staff in the areas of developmental disorders, behavioral and mental health issues. Overall, we are looking for an individual with strong assessment, consultation and intervention skills who has demonstrated leadership to support capacity building of other professional staff, and the ability to work effectively on a multidisciplinary team.

The individual filling this position will also have the opportunity to develop and strengthen assessment, consultation and direct intervention skills in the area of ASD, ABA, and mental health.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responding to referrals from school staff pertaining to students encountering challenges in learning or behavioral domains.
  • Conducting Psychological Assessments, interpreting results and writing comprehensive reports.
  • Consulting with teachers and other school staff, as well as student and parents.
  • Liaising with community agencies.
  • Brief counseling of students and parents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, or documentation of eligibility for registration is required.
  • Experience working with children and adolescents, preferably in a school setting.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to own transportation are also a necessity for the position.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of students and communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of the Board’s values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to sovereignty, equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;

  • African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);

  • South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle East/West Asian, Latino/Hispanic (in alignment with YRDSB Workforce Census to address disproportionalities identified).

  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;

  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;

  • persons who identify as women; and

  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in the communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize the duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

Important Note for YRDSB Employees: If you have a current accommodation in place through Disability Management, please inform your Disability Management Case Manager to ensure that your accommodation needs can be met in the new role that you are pursuing. If invited to participate in the hiring process, and you are unable to perform the essential/bona fide requirements (e.g. physical, cognitive requirements), please notify the Recruitment Team by emailing to review next steps (in the email please reference the job title you are applying to).

Important Information for CUPE 1734 Members:

As per the Collective Agreement (A.11.7 and A.11.8), those twelve month employees filling vacancies as a result of a job posting are to remain twelve months at their positions. Ten month employees are to remain in their position until the end of the school year. Each application submitted for a job posting will be reviewed, although consideration may be impacted by Articles A.11.7 and A.11.8.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) from the police jurisdiction in which they reside or an Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) through Sterling Backcheck prior to commencing employment with the Board. The PVSC and E-PIC documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment. Should you go through the E-PIC process it is the candidates responsibility to download the results and provide a PDF copy to the Board upon instruction. Should you go through the PVSC process, it is the candidates responsibility to provide the results to the Board upon instruction.

Online applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. All applications will be screened based on the required education, experience and qualifications as noted in the posting and job description and as reflected in the application. Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be eligible to participate in the selection process and only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The personnel file of all internal applicants will be reviewed as part of the selection process.

Posted On
September 02, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time, Contract, Occasional
Job Category
Management & Professionals
Job Open To
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents, ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
$81, 262 - $109, 116 (PS1 and PS2)
Employment Start Date
July 04, 2023
End Date
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter