CH&E Specialist (Knowledge Broker) Structured Psychotherapy Program Provincial System Support Program – CAMH

CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) works with partners across Ontario to support the province’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy and create sustainable, system-level change. With offices across the province, PSSP is on the ground, collaborating with stakeholders to build a better system through our work in implementation, knowledge exchange, evaluation, information management, health equity and engagement.

Position Description

The Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking a full-time, contract Knowledge Broker to support a large, complex, multi-stakeholder initiative which aims to enhance access to structured psychotherapy services in Ontario, starting with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  PSSP is providing project implementation and secretariat support for the overarching Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program (OSPP). The OSPP is a multi-year, multi-site provincial initiative which aims to design and implement a stepped-care system of high quality psychotherapy services for Ontarians. This includes the development of a consistent clinical model and guidelines for a suite of psychotherapy services, a standardized training and capacity building program for providers of these services, a rigorous data collection, reporting and evaluation approach, system design and implementation support. The Knowledge Broker will employ their expert knowledge of the theory and practice of knowledge exchange to develop and facilitate access to appropriate and tailored evidence to inform decisions within the project (e.g. evidence briefs, rapid reviews, infographics, one-pagers, presentation). In addition, the Knowledge Broker will support translating project materials, documents and decisions into tools, manuals and other products that can support implementation by a variety of stakeholders across the project (e.g. program administrators, managers and front line clinicians). At the direction of the Senior Project Manager, the Knowledge Broker may also support organizing meetings, developing agendas and meeting materials, taking minutes, and tracking action items various project committees. The application of innovative, timely and responsive methods to identify and communicate evidence and best practices/proven strategies is an essential element of this role. In addition, experience/knowledge of clinical practices in the areas of mental health, particularly psychotherapy treatment and knowledge of implementation science and practice, would be an asset. You will have an understanding of the social determinants of health and the principles of health equity and how they apply in the context of evidence and knowledge exchange. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position is located at the Russell Street site and other duties may also apply.


The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Health Services, Health Promotion, Knowledge Translation Research, Communications, or a related discipline with 3 years’ related experience after graduation with a Master’s degree. Experience working at system level implementation in the mental health and addiction sector preferred. Required experience includes supporting complex projects with multiple stakeholders; knowledge translation and exchange; facilitation of groups and formal governance committees; development of work plans, knowledge exchange plans, and communication plans; literature search, quality appraisal, interpret and synthesize evidence, applicability assessment and interpretation and development of literature reviews/ rapid reviews. Knowledge of literature review methods, understanding of adult education principles as well as knowledge exchange conceptual models, frameworks and strategies, and experience with a range of knowledge exchange methods (e.g. web tools, different types of knowledge resources, communities of practice, newsletters, workshops, online collaborative spaces, online courses, online repositories) is required. Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and develop knowledge exchange options, strategies and tools to support implementation of new practices/services is important for this position. Experience working within research, health sector, mental health and addictions sector, social service sector, and/or government environments is considered an asset. You will have demonstrated skills in time management, interpersonal communication, problem solving and demonstrated ability to adapt and manage changing priorities. Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage a diverse task load are required. You must be proficient in web-based tools and web-based design software, including Adobe In-Design,  and MS Office software, including spreadsheet and presentation applications, MS Publisher; proficiency with web and social media technologies; and developing infographics and videos.

The successful candidate must be able to work independently and possess the ability for self-directed learning, but is also able to collaborate well with team members with excellent networking, leadership, relationship building, interpersonal and listening skills to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and to facilitate the development of partnerships. Established relationships and demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with marginalized communities is essential. Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusivity, respect and cultural competence is required. The candidate will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. Fluent bilingualism (French/English) is also an asset.

Please Note: This full-time contract position lasting 2 years is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $32.44 – $43.76 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization. 

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital. 

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required. 

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