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Clinical Psychologist - Invercargill CMHT

Invercargill Community Mental Health team

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

  • Permanent, full-time position (40 hours pw)
  • Interested in a lifestyle change
  • Are the traffic jams and high cost of living in a big city getting too much?

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.

An easy commute when you are home in five minutes:

  • A thriving cafĂ© and restaurant scene (Check Trip Advisor for examples)
  • Affordable cost of living (down 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. 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's what we offer.

About us

Ours is an innovative service, working with an integrated model of care across community and inpatient settings. We are invested in developing our model of delivery towards increasing accessing to psychological therapies. Our staff are motivated people wanting to provide optimal treatment via thorough assessment and continued MDT co-ordination of treatment.

About the role

This adult mental health role combines assessment and therapy for people experiencing moderate to severe psychological distress. The Clinical Psychologist is an integral and valued member of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the provision of patient-centred interventions.

We want a like-minded individual, to join our multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. You will provide a wide range of psychological services including risk assessment, diagnostics, formulation and treatment planning and cognitive therapy skills.

About you

You'll be part of a multidisciplinary team that ensures we provide our clients with assertive follow-up by maintaining contact with individuals through a key worker / case manager system. You will be a motivated individual, keen to make a difference and who thrives in a busy and diverse working environment. It goes without saying you will possess excellent communication, time management and team working skills and will be able to work well under pressure and stressful situations. Having experience of working with adult patients with mental illness in a community setting, this role which combines assessment, treatment and psychotherapy for people experiencing both acute and longstanding psychological conditions and issues.

If this sounds like you, and you like working in a supportive Multi-disciplinary team, with world famous scenic attractions and activities on your doorstep, then contact us today.

You must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist's Board, hold a current practising certificate with a clinical scope and NZ drivers licence to apply for these roles. Eligibility to live and work in NZ is also a requirement.

About the DHB

As a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 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.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it's 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.

Be sure to check out our website for other Clinical Psychology opportunities we have.

Closing date: Open

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.

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

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

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)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

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