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Clinical Psychologist

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

  • Permanent, 0.4 FTE part-time (16 hours per week) (potential for more FTE)
  • Interested in a lifestyle change?
  • Are the traffic jams and high cost of living in a big city getting too much?

Location, location, location

Down here in Southland we know life is pretty wonderful, while you will have heard about the mountains, our epic scenery and the genuine friendliness of the Southern people, we do have a few more hidden gems you may want to know about...

No traffic jams, you are home in 5 minutes, affordable and large houses (here we have the time and finance to enjoy good quality family time, and not while you are in your car commuting home!)

Our world famous mountains, great walks, great lakes and water sports.'s a little known fact but Invercargill has some of the best weather in the country, and the only winter woollies you will require will be the same thermals you'll wear elsewhere in NZ...

Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing, skiing, hunting or fishing, theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

So now we've got you hooked on the lifestyle, here are our opportunities...

About the role

The role will see you working within the Community Forensic Services for 16 hours per week. The team is a small multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and monitoring of people identified within the criminal justice service as having mental health problems. The psychology role includes providing assessment reports to the court as well as providing treatment to individuals with mental health problems. There could also be an opportunity for this role to be combined with other clinical psychology vacancy. If this would be of interest, please indicate in your covering letter.

About you

The successful applicant will provide psychology services into the Forensic Team through consultation and advice, individual, group assessment and treatment, and community education and development. You'll be an integral and valued member of a multidisciplinary team that ensures we provide our clients with assertive follow-up by maintaining contact with individuals through the key worker system.

You must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist's Board, hold a current practicing certificate and NZ driver licence to apply for this position.

Closing date: open

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

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-employment occupational health assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.