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Clinical Psychologist

North Community Mental Health Team


  • Permanent, full-time 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Do you enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team?

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

About the team

North Community Mental Health Team provides treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The multidisciplinary Team is made up of 33 individual staff, is based on the Dunedin Hospital campus and provides Outpatient services and home based outreach services.

You will feel welcomed and supported and have a wide range of opportunities for ongoing professional development as well as clinical supervision. You will receive a comprehensive orientation to the team and the wider Mental Health Service. You will enjoy the opportunity to teach students on placement from a range of tertiary training providers.

About the role and you

This is an adult mental health role which combines assessment, treatment including psychological therapies for people experiencing both acute and longstanding mental health conditions and issues.

We are an innovative service, motivated to provide optimal treatment through assessment and continued multi-disciplinary team co-ordination of treatment. In this role you will work alongside experienced clinical staff and be an integral member of the team.

You will be a motivated individual, keen to make a difference and who thrives in a busy and diverse working environment. You will possess excellent communication and team working skills and will be able to work well under pressure and stressful situations.

All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health and Addiction Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to 'The Seven Real Skills' (Te Pou Workforce Development, see

If this sounds like a role that suits your skill set and your desire for part-time work, and you like working in a supportive multidisciplinary team, then contact us today.

To be eligible for consideration you must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the NZ Psychologist's Board, hold a current practising certificate and New Zealand driver's licence.

Why don't you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

The location

A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary), competitively priced housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Some of New Zealand's most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance. With beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do. As well as boasting a lively restaurant and café scene, there's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone.

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Closing date: Sunday, 19 September 2021.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Please note we have other Clinical Psychology vacancies, check our website for details.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB?If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous public service departments and statutory Crown entities only)