Clinical Psychologist - North Community Mental Health Team
Southern Health
Otago
5d ago

Clinical Psychologist North Community Mental Health Team

Dunedin

  • Permanent, full-time or part-time roles
  • Do you enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team?
  • New Graduate Opportunity
  • 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 350,000 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

    North Community Mental Health Team provides treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The multidisciplinary Team is made up of 33 individual staff, is based on the Dunedin Hospital campus and provides Outpatient services and home based outreach services.

    You will feel welcomed and supported and have a wide range of opportunities for ongoing professional development as well as clinical supervision.

    You will receive a comprehensive orientation to the team and the wider Mental Health Service. You will enjoy the opportunity to teach students on placement from a range of tertiary training providers.

    About the Role and You

    We are seeking to appoint two Clinical Psychologists to our team, these vacancies are flexible in terms of FTE and could be either 1.

    0 FTE, 0.9 FTE or 0.8 FTE. These are adult mental health role which combines assessment, treatment including psychological therapies for people experiencing both acute and longstanding mental health conditions and issues.

    We are an innovative service, motivated to provide optimal treatment through assessment and continued multi-disciplinary team co-ordination of treatment.

    In this role you will work alongside experienced clinical staff and be an integral member of the team.

    You will be a motivated individual, keen to make a difference and who thrives in a busy and diverse working environment.

    You will possess excellent communication and team working skills and will be able to work well under pressure and stressful situations.

    All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health and Addiction Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to The Seven Real Skills (Te Pou Workforce Development, see ).

    If this sounds like a role that suits your skill set and you like working in a supportive multidisciplinary team, then contact us today.

    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.

    Why don’t you check out https : / / careers.southernhealth.nz / for what the region and DHB can offer you and your whanau.

    The Location

    A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary), competitively priced housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance. With beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do.

  • As well as boasting a lively restaurant and café scene, there’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing;
  • theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

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