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Position Title: Clinical Psychologist – Lakes Community Mental Health Team (Queenstown)
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE / 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 05/02/2020
Application Closing Date: 08/03/2020 11PM
Job #: 059824
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Clinical Psychologist – Lakes Community Mental Health Team
Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Work in beautiful Central Otago!
  • Great team environment!
  • Permanent, full-time position!

Are you an experienced Clinical Psychologist passionate about Mental Health? 

Do you hold an unwavering belief in people’s recovery? 

We do, and now we have a fantastic permanent, full-time (40 hours per week) opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of the country and keep doing what you’ve trained for. 

About the Team
Working from the Queenstown base in Frankton, the Lakes Community Mental Health Team provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and monitoring of people identified as having moderate to severe mental illness and associated psychosocial issues.  

About the Role
Our Service is looking for a like-minded individual, to join our multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists, to work with people and their families / whanau to achieve the best outcomes for them and provide a wide range of psychological services. This will includes risk assessment, formulation and treatment planning and therapy skills. 

You will be required to participate on an after-hours on call roster and be a DAO (Duly Authorised Officer), or undertake training. This call roster amounts to a maximum of 10 on call shifts per month.

About You
You’ll be adept at working autonomously however you’ll be able to seamlessly contribute as a member of a wider multidisciplinary team and when appropriate, provide consultation to other health professionals within the organisation always striving to provide high quality care. 

You’ll need to demonstrate effective clinical psychological assessment and intervention skills, and have experience working with people with moderate to severe mental illness. It goes without saying you will be a strong communicator, who is flexible with excellent organisational and time management skills. 

To be considered you must be registered with the NZ Psychologists Board, with Clinical Scope and have an Annual Practising Certificate. You’ll also need to have a current full NZ drivers licence (or again be eligible to transfer an international drivers licence).

Queenstown, renowned for adventure sports, is also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. Known for its outdoorsy lifestyle and adventure pursuits Queenstown is vibrant, buzzing with nightlife, restaurants and cafes, a place where you can get away from the drawbacks of city living without losing that lifestyle completely. You’ll find hiking and cycling trails; be assured, there’s plenty to keep you busy, whatever you’re interested in. 

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

It’s all here waiting - the opportunity to create that fantastic work / life balance that you really want!

Contact us now for more information if this sounds like the place you want to be!

About the Southern DHB
The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 315,000 people. We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the heart of everything we do.  We’re undergoing significant transformation, and with a focus on clinical and quality excellence, and on further enhancing our organisational culture, we aim to make Southern DHB an employer of choice. In order to achieve this, we’re committed to putting the right people, with the right skills, into the right roles

Closing Date: Sunday, 08 March 2020. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. 

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