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Clinical Psychologist

Child, Adolescent and Family Service

Southland Hospital - Invercargill, Southland

  • Full-time, permanent vacancy
  • Fantastic outdoor lifestyle on your doorstep!
  • No traffic jams, an easy commute to work and free parking!
  • Work as part of an integrated team to provide mental health support

If you love to help people on their mental health journey, but wish your own lifestyle left you with more for yourself, today's your lucky day.

About the Team

The team environment, with ready access to other mental health professionals, means that you truly can put the patient and their needs at the centre of everything you do. You'll work closely with patients, their families, and other members of the team to provide assessments and treatment plans that support their recovery. We offer you a warm, pleasant working environment in a modern low-rise building, very good resources and the opportunity to work and develop professionally within a progressive and friendly team that is well supported by management.

About You

We are looking for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our multi-disciplinary team on a permanent basis. You would be working with children and young people (and their families and caregivers) to provide a wide range of psychological services.

Candidates should be knowledgeable and experienced in the child and adolescent mental health field and be able to demonstrate excellent assessment (including risk assessment), formulation, and treatment planning and therapy skills. You should be a confident and effective communicator, truly passionate about your work and hold an unwavering belief in people's recovery.

To be considered you must be registered with the NZ Psychologists Board with a Clinical Psychologist scope and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate. A current NZ drivers licence will also be required.

The Location

Life is kind in Invercargill. If it's the city life you crave, you'll find it here, there is also beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep. Boasting a lively restaurant and café scene, not to mention world class local attractions like Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education. Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; there's literally something for everyone. Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

It's all here waiting - the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance is within your reach.

About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. 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.

We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

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.

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Closing date: Sunday, 31 October 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.

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 caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

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)


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