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Position Title: Clinical Psychologist – Child Health
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.75 FTE / 30 hours per week
Date Posted: 21/02/2020
Application Closing Date: 15/03/2020 11PM
Job #: 059355
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Clinical Psychologist – Child Health
Paediatric Outpatients, Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent part time position 
  • 30 Hours per week 

About the Southern DHB
The 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. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


About the Team
The Child Development Service is a team of experienced Allied Health Therapists who work with children and their families who live in the Coastal Otago region. We are a child and family focussed service and as such we work in either centre or community settings.


About the Role – what’s in it for me? 
We are looking for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our multidisciplinary Children’s Outpatients Team here at Dunedin Hospital. This role, whilst based in Dunedin has a district wide focus, therefore some travel may be required. 

You will be working with children and young people (and their families and caregivers) to provide a wide range of psychological services.


About You
Our ideal candidate will be:

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the child and adolescent mental health field
  • Experience in clinical neuropsychology testing with children
  • Able to demonstrate excellent assessment (including risk assessment), formulation, and treatment planning and therapy skills
  • A confident and effective communicator, truly passionate about your work
  • Unwavering in their belief in people’s recovery

To be considered you must be registered with the NZ Psychologists Board with a Clinical Psychologist scope and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate. A current NZ drivers licence will also be required.

The Children’s Outpatients Team offer a warm and welcoming work place with a supportive environment where professional development is encouraged and supported. If you are looking to use your expertise to provide support to the young members of our community, we would love to hear from you!

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. 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.


Closing Date: Sunday 15 March 2020

For further information please contact Jayne Jepson, Recruitment, Email:


Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

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