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Clinical Psychologist

Central Lakes - CAFMHS, Queenstown

Salary band: $75,000 - $110,000 and Kiwisaver

  • Work in beautiful Central Otago
  • Want to continue your great work supporting young people and their families?
  • 12 month fixed-term opportunity
  • 0.7FTE (28hours per week)

About the team

Working from the Queenstown base in Frankton in the heart of beautiful Central Otago, Southern's Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) in Central Lakes provides support and treatment for children (0-18 years) experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family.

We're passionate about our work and hold an unwavering belief in client recovery. We offer a pleasant working environment, good resources, training opportunities, and supportive management. The fantastic Southern lifestyle awaits you, with easy access to the many attractions and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors all on your doorstep.

About the role

This position will see you managing a limited caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for children and family. You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy family systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.

A current, full driver's licence is essential.

About you

You will bring to this role flexibility and experience with a minimum of three years working in mental health with children and families within a multidisciplinary setting. We provide a good orientation to the position and will support your ongoing professional development needs.You'll need to demonstrate effective clinical psychological assessment and intervention skills. It goes without saying you will be a strong communicator, who is flexible with excellent organisational and time management skills.

To be considered you must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist.

If this sounds like you, then apply today and achieve that work-life balance you have been looking for!


Queenstown, renowned for adventure sports, is also a base for exploring the region's vineyards and historic mining towns. Known for its outdoorsy lifestyle and adventure pursuits Queenstown is vibrant, buzzing with nightlife, restaurants, and cafes, a place where you can get away from the drawbacks of city living without losing that lifestyle completely. You'll find hiking and cycling trails; be assured, there's plenty to keep you busy, whatever you're interested in.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first-class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities.Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

About Southern

Southern 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. 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.

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Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the Allied, Public Health, Scientific, and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (Expires June 2023) and falls between Step 1 ($77,478 p.a) and Step 10 ($111,719 p.a).

Closing date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024.

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

For further information please contact James, Recruitment Advisor -

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)

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: