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Psychiatrist (1st Step Program) – Part-Time, Kitchener/Waterloo

We are recruiting for a PSYCHIATRIST (1st Step Program)

This is a part-time role (21 hours/3 days per week) based in Kitchener/Waterloo, ON.

The Psychiatrist will deliver direct and indirect psychiatric services to CMHA WW 1st Step Program clients.

1st Step is an Early Psychosis Intervention Program, providing assessment and treatment for people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. 1st Step is a recovery-oriented, evidence-based best practice with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians monitoring clients experiencing their 1st episode of psychosis in a specific catchment. This continuity provides better opportunities for recovery and rehabilitation.

Working in a team based model, the Psychiatrist will be assessing and treating individuals as per the EPION standards who are experiencing psychosis. The Psychiatrist is required to work collaboratively in a team-based care model, including with community partners and primary care.

Additional Information:

The incumbent requires:

The Waterloo-Wellington Region consists of 4 cities and surrounding areas: Cambridge, Guelph-Wellington, Kitchener and Waterloo, each with numerous urban amenities but with small town charm and atmosphere. Just a short drive from the cities are numerous small towns set within inviting farmland, forests and rivers of the region. Pearson International Airport is just an hour away, and the sites of Toronto are easily accessible for an evening or day trip. Waterloo-Wellington is a highly sought area to raise a family, offering modest housing prices with an abundance of lifestyle options, and safe, nurturing, family focused communities to live and grow. Three highly regarded universities and a community college contribute to a spirit of academic innovation and leadership, supported by excellent public, separate and private primary and secondary schools.

For more information about joining our team please contact Helen Fishburn, CMHA WW CEO at (

CMHA WW, as an equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Codes, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the agency’s Accommodation Policy, accommodations will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to CMHA WW.


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