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Clinical Psychologist - Specialist Eating Disorder Service and Midland Region Expert Eating Disorder Hub

Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health, 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

We are in the exciting position to be advertising for a Clinical Psychologist to join the Specialist Eating Disorders Service.

The Waikato Specialist Eating Disorders Service (SEDS) is a small multi-disciplinary team that provides service delivery for clients (adult, and child & adolescent) who have complex and severe eating disorders and their families. The team provides specialised eating disorders treatment incorporating both mental health and physical health.

We are looking for a registered Clinical Psychologist with a current annual practicing certificate, who:

• Brings experience in working with clients with eating disorders or has an interest in this field.

• Demonstrates advanced clinical care, utilizing evidence based best practice.

• Is a team player and can work collaboratively with a range of disciplines.

• Is compassionate, passionate and committed to this field of work.

As the successful candidate you will be part of the Specialist Eating Disorder Service contributing to:

• Clinical contact with service users and their families providing assessment, therapy and consultation

• Liaison, advice and consultation with other multi-disciplinary teams, inpatient teams (medical and psychiatric) and primary health providers

• Providing consultation, training and education programmes to staff and clients, their families and their community throughout the Midland DHB area.

You will be prepared to undertake further specialist Eating Disorder training.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder and consequently carry high risk. The work with this client population can be challenging and frustrating (as well as very rewarding). Clinicians need to be able to sit with anxieties and be aware of potential boundary violations / issues, and transference / counter-transference issues. Clinicians should have the maturity and insight to recognise the limitation of their own knowledge and willingness to develop that where possible.

Please click here to view the position description.

COVID-19:

The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

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 would like to discuss this position prior to applying please contact Glenn Bradburn, Team Leader SEDS (021 791 332) or Amanda Shanley, Clinical Nurse Specialist (021 3410 304)

Application closing date: Open until filled

Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga