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Clinical Psychologist - Youth Forensic

Youth Forensic Services

Dunedin

  • Permanent, full-time or part-time position
  • Flexibility in your day
  • Keen to continue your great work supporting rangatahi and their whanau?
  • Do you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team?

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) 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 Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

About the team

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.

About you

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.

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 drivers licence will also be required.

Please note that other Clinical Psychologist opportunities at Southern DHB are available, for details please visit our website www.careers.southernhealth.govt.nz

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 https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

View position description

Closing date: Sunday, 17 April 2022.

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.

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: caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

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 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated 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: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/11065/