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Position Title: Clinical Psychologist – Youth Specialty Services
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed term Part time (32hours/week)
Date Posted: 13/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 18/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 063360
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Clinical Psychologist – Youth Specialty Services




  • Fixed term possibly up to August 2021, part-time 0.8 FTE
  • Are you keen to continue your great work supporting youth and their families?
  • Do you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team?


About the Team

The Southern District Health Board Youth Specialty Service’s (YSS) is a specialised out-patient service providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for young persons in the Otago area.  As a focussed and passionate Clinical Psychologist with experience working with youth and their family, you shouldn’t let this opportunity pass you by.


About the Role and You

In this Dunedin based role, you’ll manage your own caseload, and you’ll be committed to delivering excellence to youth and their family in an age appropriate and culturally appropriate manner, liaising effectively in partnership with community agencies to support the youth’s health and wellbeing.


You’ll have a sound knowledge of appropriate youth focussed mental health interventions and provide specialised assessment and treatment, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion and family therapy for youth (0-18 years), experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

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.


This is a great opportunity to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team, located in the YSS offices in Moray Place, Dunedin, right in the CBD.  


About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.


Why Us?

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is 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.

Please note that other Clinical Psychologist opportunities at Southern DHB are available, for details please visit our website


Closing Date: Sunday 18 October, 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, 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.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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