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Clinical Psychologist-CAFS

Southland Hospital

Invercargill, Southland

  • Full-time fixed-term for up to 12 months
  • 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
  • Potential for innovation, involvement and networking

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 to cover a period of parental leave for up to 12 months. 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 driver's 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 with beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep. Boasting a lively restaurant and cafe 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, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.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 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 315,000 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.

Closing date: Sunday, 21 March 2021.


Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), phone (03) 214 5769 or email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

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.

To apply


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

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