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Position Title: Clinical Psychologist – Community Forensic Services
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.4 FTE / 32 hours per fortnight
Date Posted: 02/08/2019
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 057389
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Clinical Psychologist – Community Forensic Services 
Southland Hospital, Invercargill 

  • Permanent, 0.4 FTE part-time (16 hours per week) (potential for more FTE)
  • Interested in a lifestyle change? 
  • Are the traffic jams and the high cost of living in a big city getting too much? 

Location, Location, Location! 
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…

No traffic jams, you are home in 5 minutes! 
Cheap and large houses (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!

Weather…it’s a little known fact, but Invercargill has some of the best weather in the country, and the only winter woollies you will require will be the same thermals you’ll wear elsewhere in NZ. 

Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

So now that we’ve got you hooked on the lifestyle, here are our opportunities…

About the Role
The role will see you working within the Community Forensic Services for 16 hours per week. The team is a small multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and monitoring of people identified within the criminal justice service as having mental health problems. The psychology role includes providing assessment reports to the court as well as providing treatment to individuals with mental health problems. There could also be an opportunity for this role to be combined with other clinical psychology vacancy.  If this would be of interest please indicate in your covering letter.

About You 
The successful applicant will provide psychology services into the Forensic Team through consultation and advice, individual, group assessment and treatment, and community education and development. You’ll be an integral and valued member of a multidisciplinary team that ensures we provide our clients with assertive follow-up by maintaining contact with individuals through the key worker system. 

You must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist’s Board, hold a current practising certificate and NZ drivers licence to apply for this position. 

Closing Date: Open

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email

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