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Position Title: Clinical Psychologist
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 09/04/2019
Application Closing Date: 23/06/2019 11PM
Job #: 056847e
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Clinical Psychologist – Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team - Gore

  • Permanent 1.0 FT (40 hours per week)

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.

About the Team
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist experienced in Mental Health to join the Gore Community Mental Health Team.

Gore CMHT is an innovative service, looking to develop our model of delivery towards a stepped care approach. Clinicians are motivated to provide optimal treatment through thorough assessment and continued multi-disciplinary team co-ordination of treatment.  

About You 
You will be a motivated individual, keen to make a difference and who thrives in a busy and diverse working environment. It goes with saying you will possess excellent communication and team working skills and will be able to work well under pressure and stressful situations. Having experience of working with adult patients with mental illness in a community setting, this role which combines assessment, treatment and psychotherapy for people experiencing both acute and longstanding psychological conditions and issues.

The Clinical Psychologist is an integral and valued member of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the provision of patient-centred interventions.

Clinicians are motivated to provide optimal treatment through thorough assessment and continued multi-disciplinary team co-ordination of treatment. 

We want a like-minded individual, to join our small multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers. You will provide a wide range of psychological services including risk assessment, diagnostics, formulation and treatment planning and cognitive therapy skills.

The Location 
The Southern region of New Zealand offers excellent amenities, schooling, housing and recreation. We’re home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ, if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons; and we’re within easy reach of Queenstown if it's adrenalin you seek. It’s all here waiting - the opportunity to create a fantastic work / life balance is within your reach!

To be eligible for consideration you must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the NZ Psychologist’s Board, hold a current practising certificate and NZ driver’s licence.

If this sounds like a role that suits your skill set and you like working in a supportive MDT, in a beautiful part of the country where there are no traffic jams and housing is affordable, then contact us today!

Closing Date: Sunday 23 June, 2019

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

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

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