thrive logo medOur Vision and Mission


We believe thriving children create thriving communities. To that end, we focus on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines excellence in treatment, state-of-the-art education, and community oriented prevention initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and promoting the safe and healthy development of children.

Donate Now

Latest News

Please join us for our inaugural “Walk Off the Turkey for Thrive” event!

We will set off from the Thrive office for a family friendly 5km walk/run (two options to walk off your turkey - one involving a stair climb, the second being a trail route). Sponsorship packages are available by calling or dropping in at the Thrive office. All donations will go towards direct service of children and youth.
Light refreshments will be available on the day, as well as prize for the largest pledge earner.
This is a family friendly, pet friendly event!
Sunday October 20th, 2019 @ 2pm
460 Main Street E - back parking lot
Come rain or shine!

POSITION TITLE: Psychometrist or Psychological Associate                 
DEADLINE: This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired                 
LOCATION: 460 Main St. E., Suite 201, Hamilton, ON L8N 1K4    
HOURS OF WORK:  Dependent on qualifications


Thrive is the only organization in Hamilton whose services and programs focus exclusively on helping children and youth who have been sexually victimized, children exhibiting concerning sexualized behaviours and children within the same family who are engaging with each other in concerning sexualized behaviours - and their non-offending parents/caregivers and families.

We also offer Hamilton's only mental health trauma treatment program for immigrant and refugee children and youth, and their families. We are recognized as the community experts in providing evidence based assessment, intervention and treatment services.

Between these two programs, we work with over 200 clients annually. This demand continues to increase, although the government funding we receive remains static year after year.  We are a very small agency doing very big things.



Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services is looking for a Psychometrist or a Registered Psychological Associate who could support this service provision.  This position involves conducting evidence-based psychological assessments including the administration of psychological tests and specific measures and integrating test data with client history and clinical presentation, and preparing psychometric summaries.



Minimum Master's Level degree in the area of Mental Health including psychology or counselling, preferably from a degree program centered on assessment and treatment of psychiatric illness

  • Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or other appropriate college
  • If applying as a Registered Psychological Associate – one must be a member in good standing with the COP
  • If applying as a Psychometrist with Psychology – one must be a member of CRPO, registered as an RP or on route to membership with the COP
  • Minimum one to three-years’ experience working in a child focused, community based mental health setting conducting evidenced-based psychological assessment and treatment
  • Experience working with children who have been sexually victimized would be an asset
  • Demonstrated compliance with the ethical and professional practice standards of the profession
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, to collaborate with community resources and services, and to advocate for the needs of clients
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills required for assessment reports
  • Possess competency and experience with an appropriate range of psychological tests, measures, and assessment techniques
  • Committed to anti-oppressive values of justice, equity, respect of the beliefs and traditions of others
  • Committed to the agency values of inclusiveness, service excellence and compassion.



Under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist, scores and interprets designated psychological tests and measures, and integrates test data with client history and clinical presentation into a psychometric summary report

  • Data entry and storage of psychometric data in accordance with the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, American Psychological Association, 2014
  • Participates in clinical research and evaluative projects related to psychology and sexual abuse treatment.
  • Contributes to formal educational programs and in-service teaching of professional staff at THRIVE Child and Youth Trauma Services.

Please apply in writing or e-mail to the attention of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building an inclusive process that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Executive Director at 905-523-1020 ext. 211

Attention all clients!

We are repaving the parking lot!

July 15th & July 16th no parking behind the building - space on adjacent lot at 452 Main.

July 17th no parking on lot, limited parking behind the building.

July 18th & July 19th minimal to no parking available due to new paving.

Street parking is available in close proximity to the office during this time. 

We appreciate your cooperation to help improve our location!

Our Location

Strengthening children, youth, and families since 1976.