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Position Title: Clinical Psychologist
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE / 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 13/06/2019
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 058000
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Clinical Psychologist  
Invercargill Community Mental Health Team 
Southland Hospital 

  • Permanent, fulltime position (40 hours per week)
  • Interested in a lifestyle change?
  • Are the traffic jams and high cost of living in a big city getting too much?

Down here in Southland we know life is pretty wonderful, while you will have heard about the mountains, our epic scenery and the genuine friendliness of the Southern people, we do have a few more hidden gems you may want to know about...... 

  • An easy commute when you are home in 5 minutes 
  • A thriving café and restaurant scene (Check Trip Advisor for examples) 
  • Affordable houses (down here we have the time and finance to enjoy good quality family time, and not while you are in your car commuting home!)
  • Our world famous mountains, great walks, great lakes and water sports. There’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region, and we, can offer you and your whanau.

So now we’ve got you hooked on the lifestyle, here’s what we offer….. 

About Us 
Ours is an innovative service, working with an integrated model of care across community and inpatient settings. We are invested in developing our model of delivery towards increasing accessing to psychological therapies. Our staff are motivated people wanting to provide optimal treatment via thorough assessment and continued MDT co-ordination of treatment.

About the Role 
This adult mental health role combines assessment and therapy for people experiencing moderate to severe psychological distress. The Clinical Psychologist is an integral and valued member of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the provision of patient-centred interventions.  

We want a like-minded individual, to join our multidisciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. You will provide a wide range of psychological services including risk assessment, diagnostics, formulation and treatment planning and cognitive therapy skills.

About You
You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team that ensures we provide our clients with assertive follow-up by maintaining contact with individuals through a key worker / case manager system. You will be a motivated individual, keen to make a difference and who thrives in a busy and diverse working environment. It goes without saying you will possess excellent communication, time management and team working skills and will be able to work well under pressure and stressful situations. Having experience of working with adult patients with mental illness in a community setting, this role which combines assessment, treatment and psychotherapy for people experiencing both acute and longstanding psychological conditions and issues. 

If this sounds like you, and you like working in a supportive multidisciplinary team, with world famous scenic attractions and activities on your doorstep, then contact us today.

You must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist’s Board, hold a current practising certificate with a clinical scope and NZ drivers licence to apply for these roles. Eligibility to live and work in NZ is also a requirement.

Closing Date: Open 

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, 
Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email

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