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Clinical Psychologist - Youth Forensic (Gisborne)

Location: Gisborne

Contract: Permanent Part Time .7FTE

Service: Te Korowai Whariki

Incoming applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

About the role:

We are looking for a clinical psychologist to work with youth aged 12 to 17 in the Gisborne area, however additional travel to the Hawkes Bay may be required for further assessments, cover work and MDT meetings. Someone who will provide psychological assessments to the youth Court and make recommendations for intervention for young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki and in the community.


  • Provide psychological assessments to the youth court for youth aged 12-17.
  • Make recommendations for intervention for young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki and in the community
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assess and diagnose young people experiencing a range of issues including co-existing mental health and addiction issues.
  • Develop sound psychological formulations based on thorough assessments.
  • Consult with other services and provide support for functioning and development of their teams and the organisation as a whole.

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 with youth in the Forensic and or Mental Health pathways
  • Current annual practising certificate
  • Full Drivers Licence

About Te Korowai Whariki:

Te Korowai Whariki is part of the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service, 3DHB, which covers the central regions including Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Tairawhiti regions. There are four specific areas of provision: Courts, Prisons, Inpatient settings and Community. This role is Gisborne based.

In the Prison setting:

  • Mental health screening and assessment, case management and treatment
  • On release of the person from Prison referring the person to a Community Mental health Service.

In the Court Setting:

  • Providing advice, mental state and risk assessment, and recommendation to judiciary.
  • Liaising and informal advice to a variety of Criminal Justice agencies including advocates, Police, Probation Services and Corrections staff.

You will utilise your clinical and medico-legal knowledge and skills to provide therapeutic treatment of those persons identified as having or who may have a mental health and addiction problem.

We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, regular in-service training and support towards external education.

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email

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