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PSYCHOLOGIST – MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION SERVICES, MID NORTH AREA (1.0FTE)

From Whangarei to Dargaville or the Bay of Islands to Kaitaia, there's nothing routine about working in Northland. Providing healthcare in such a natural and rugged environment provides everyday challenges - but that's what makes a career here so special. And, we're lucky enough to enjoy everything this action-packed region has to offer at the end of the day.

Right now we are looking for a passionate psychologist to join our supportive multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural Community Adult Mental Health and Addiction Service team with bases in Kerikeri and Kaikohe, with opportunities to travel within the region when required.

This will be a challenging role for someone who is enthusiastic about their work and is keen to make a difference. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Northland DHB is committed to a system that is Tiriti (Treaty) based and one that actively and purposefully invests in equitable outcomes for its Māori population.

Northland DHB recognises Māori as tāngata Whenua (first peoples) of New Zealand and have prioritised Māori health. We understand our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations in relation to:

  • Stewardship
  • Iwi/Māori health development
  • Equity
  • Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and expertise)

We are looking for someone who is committed to working with adults experiencing moderate to severe mental health and addiction difficulties.

You will provide a range of psychological services including comprehensive assessments, intervention plans and therapy.

To be successful you will:

  • Be registered with the NZ Psychologists Board and have a current practicing certificate
  • Have experience in psychological assessment using a range of assessment tools with adults who have mental health and addiction difficulties
  • Have experience delivering a range of evidence-informed psychological interventions
  • Be committed to cultural and ethical competence
  • Work well within multidisciplinary teams

A career with Northland DHB will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development - all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH20-155

Closes: 23 June 2021

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