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Registered/Clinical Psychologist – Te Roopu Kimiora Youth Forensic Service

Registered/Clinical Psychologist – Te Roopu Kimiora Youth Forensic Service

Whangarei Hospital – Permanent Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Achieving the best health outcomes for Northland communities starts with expecting the best from ourselves. We ensure every member of our team has the opportunity to develop, grow and stay inspired. Here, you can make an impact on your community and on your own professional development – all whilst enjoying a flexible and healthy work-life balance.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

About the Role

We are looking for an exceptional Registered/Clinical Psychologist who has experience in providing comprehensive psychological assessments, risk management and treatment recommendations for young people as requested by the Youth Court, taking into account the psychosocial issues are relevant to their development and wellbeing. You will be required to complete medico-legal assessments such as fitness to stand trial etc as requested.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) role based in Whangarei, however there is flexibility within the role for part time or job share as well as the role potentially being based in the mid or far north of Northland. Te Roopu Kimiora is a secondary care mental health service seeing young people/rangatahi 0-18 years old who have severe to moderate mental health concerns. We work closely alongside the young person and their whānau to achieve goals that are set collaboratively so they can live to their fullest potential.

About You

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be registered with the NZ Psychologists Board
  • Provide a high standard of clinical psychology practice and expertise, contributing to the provision of efficient and effective service within Youth Justice Service
  • Have proven experience providing a consultation liaison service to other health services involved in the wellbeing of youth offenders in respect to the legal requirements of the youth who are, or may be subject to, criminal justice orders or processes.
  • Working knowledge and commitment to Tikanga.
  • Working knowledge of key child and adolescent issues and psychopathology.

A career with Te Whatu Ora 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.

For more information contact Sarah Robinson

Our people live our Values:

Tāngata 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

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Te Hiranga Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH24-010

Closing date: 24th June