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Clinical Psychologist - Forensic Inpatient Puna Awhi-rua

Where you’ll be working: Forensic Inpatient Ward Puna Awhi-rua - Puawai, Midland Regional Forensic Service

The details: Fixed term until January 2023 – 80 hours per fortnight

Come join our multidisciplinary team committed to providing excellent evidence-based biopsychosocial treatment.

About the role:

The position involves working with service users/tāngata whaiora via a variety of psychometric assessments, psychological therapies and other interventions. You would also provide psychological consults and support to other team members.

You should have at least two years of clinical experience working with complex clients and in team settings. There is a possibility that this position might extend beyond one year.

Please click here to view the position description.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Why Waikato:

Waikato is the fourth largest region in New Zealand and located just south of Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glowworm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.

Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

If you were interested and would like more information, please contact Natalya Tamariki Charge Nurse Manager - or Renate Bellve-Wack Renate Clinical Lead Psychology on 027 279 2544.

Application closing date: Open until filled


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