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Clinical Psychologist / Kaimātai Hinengaro (Regional Forensic Service)

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko me Te Karu o Te Ika

Location: Hawkes Bay

Service: MHAIDS, TKW, Regional Forensic Service

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Salary: As per the APEX Psychologists 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 a forensic context. While not essential, previous experience with forensic, correctional, or other high risk-high needs clients would be an advantage. You will be part of a supportive and experienced multidisciplinary team that provides specialist care to forensic clients in hospital, prison and in the community. As part of a regional service (covering Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Tairawhiti), 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.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Te Korowai Whariki (TKW) is an operational group of regional and national services that has staff based in various locations in the Central Region, from Gisborne to Wanganui through to Wellington. Te Korowai Whariki services are both inpatient and community based. Te Korowai Whariki consists primarily of two arms - Central Regional Services and the Intellectual Disability (ID) Services. The Forensic Mental Health Service operates at the interface between Mental Health Services and the Justice System and works within the following settings – prisons, courts, community, and inpatient.

Moū – About you

The successful applicant will provide psychology services into the Forensic Team through the assessments and treatment of clients, ensuring client’s needs are met. You will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary team to ensure we provide psychological assessments and interventions to our clients including court report writing and consultancy to other services.

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 in the subject line.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process until advertising closes on 14 November 2021.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed