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Clinical Psychologist - Youth Forensic


  • Fixed-term, full-time opportunity until May 2025
  • Flexibility in your day
  • Keen to continue your great work supporting rangatahi and their whanau?
  • Do you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team?

Mō te tūranga - About the role

The Youth Forensic team is a specialised, cohesive team working alongside the youth justice service. The team support rangatahi who are engaged in offending behaviours and are experiencing emotional and/or mental health concern. The team provides outreach across the district working collaboratively with providers.

In this Dunedin based role, you'll manage your own caseload, and you'll be committed to delivering excellence to rangatahi and their whanau in an age appropriate and culturally appropriate manner, liaising effectively in partnership with community agencies to support rangatahi health and wellbeing. You will also provide reports under Section 333 when requested by Youth Court.

Mōu ake - About you

You'll have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion and family therapy for youth, experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

This is a great opportunity to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team, located in the YSS offices in Moray Place, Dunedin, right in the CBD.

If you want to make a difference, possess a positive attitude, a strong sense of self-awareness and personal resilience, and relish working in the field of Youth Forensics, then we encourage you to apply.

To be considered you must be registered with the NZ Psychologists Board with a Clinical Psychologist scope and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate. A current NZ driver's licence will also be required.

Please note that other Clinical Psychologist opportunities at Health New Zealand Southern are available, for details please visit our website

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Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora Southern exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

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. This means Te Whatu Ora Southern serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the Allied, Public Health, Scientific, and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($74,842 p.a) and Step 10 ($113,000 p.a).

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Friday, 26 July 2024.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.

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 check
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

To apply

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