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Clinical Psychologist / Kaimātai Hinengaro (Community Mental Health Team)

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Location: Hutt Valley Hospital

Service: Hutt Valley Community Mental Health Team (MHAIDS)

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: As per PSA Allied Health MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist with a sound knowledge of best-practice psychological theories and treatment approaches to work with adults experiencing mental health difficulties within Community setting. While not essential, previous experience with other high risk-high needs clients would be an advantage.

You will have experience providing comprehensive assessments and risk management plans, formulating and articulating treatment needs and plans, and be able to coordinate care for tangata whaiora/consumers and their families. You will liaise with other health providers, NGOs, PHOs social and government agencies to facilitate care and treatments for service users. In addition, the role serves to support the development and function of the team and includes case consultation, staff training and supervision, leadership and involvement in service development activities such as research and evaluation-related activities.

This is a permanent full time role and your Professional Development is also supported through contract provisions.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Our team are dedicated and enthusiastic about delivering high quality health care to tangata whaiora family/whānau that may require access to mental health and addictions services in the community. We adopt and provide a dynamic and supportive Multi-Disciplinary Team approach. We offer an exciting work environment and the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings and support with on-going professional development. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in wider service and local team development activities suitable to your skill-set and level of experience.

Moū – About you

You will undertake psychological assessments and interventions with tangata whaiora in community setting, liaising and working within a multi-disciplinary team to provide consult-liaison to other services.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
  • Registration with NZ Psychologist Board, with Clinical Psychology Vocational Scope of Practice
  • Experience working in the Forensic and/or Mental Health pathways
  • Current annual practising certificate
  • Full Drivers Licence

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health,Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH103-22) in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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By joining together we will succeed