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Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychology Positions - New Zealand

Southern District Health Board

  • Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service
  • Locations - Dunedin, Central Otago, Gore and Invercargill
  • Population - Adult, Forensic and Child and Adolescent
  • Permanent, full-time or part-time

What if we told you that there's an opportunity to experience a new kind of life, while making satisfying use of your clinical psychology expertise and developing your career?

It's true. Southern DHB covers New Zealand's largest geographical area, at the bottom of the South Island, and we're looking for registered Clinical Psychologists to join our multi-disciplinary team and provide mental health support for either adults or children and adolescents.

The team environment, with ready access to other mental health professionals, means that you truly can put the patient and their needs at the centre of everything you do. You'll work closely with patients, their families, and other members of the team to provide assessments and treatment plans that support their recovery.

You'll also appreciate the autonomy and flexibility to manage your own day-to-day workload. There's also scope to bring your ideas and be involved in pilot programmes, so if you want to make things happen, this is the place to be.

It's a role that's brimming with opportunity for you to live your best work life.

The locations

Across the district you'll have easy access to lakes and the seas, and in winter some of the countries best ski fields are an easy drive away. 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.

For a kind, positive person like you, a career at Southern DHB will give you everything you want, for your career and your life. You can expect a warm welcome and a strong, communicative work environment where you can really focus on your patients and what's best for them.

Have we convinced you yet? Visit our website for vacancies.

To be considered you would need to obtain registration as a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist's Board and hold a current practising certificate. Please see the link to their website: for further information.

The work visa is applied for through Immigration New Zealand

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Closing date: Sunday, 24 October 2021.

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

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)