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Position Title: Clinical Psychologist - Child and Family Mental Health Service
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (24hours/week)
Date Posted: 18/12/2020
Application Closing Date: 17/01/2021 11PM
Job #: 064820
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Clinical Psychologist - Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS)    

Central Lakes – CAFMHS, Queenstown

  • Work in beautiful Central Otago
  • Want to continue your great work supporting young people and their families
  • Permanent 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week)


About the Team

Working from the Queenstown base in Frankton in the heart of beautiful Central Otago, Southern DHB’s Child and Family Mental Health Service (CAFMHS) in Central Lakes provide support and treatment for children (0-18 years) experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family. 

We’re passionate about our work, and hold an unwavering belief in client recovery.  We offer a pleasant working environment, good resources, training opportunities, and supportive management.  The fantastic Southern lifestyle awaits you, with easy access to the many attractions and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors all on your doorstep. 


About the Role

This position will see you managing a limited caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for children and family.  You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy family systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.

You will be required to participate on an after-hours on call roster and be a DAO (Duly Authorised Officer) or undertake training.  A current, full driver’s licence is essential. 


About You

You will bring to this role flexibility and experience in working with children and family within a multidisciplinary setting.  We provide good orientation to the position and will support your ongoing professional development needs.  You’ll need to demonstrate effective clinical psychological assessment and intervention skills. 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 will also require a drivers licence. 

If this sounds like you, then apply today and achieve that work life balance you have been looking for!



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.


Closing Date: Sunday 17 January 2021. 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.

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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