Psychologist
Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch, NZ
5d ago

What we do

Why did you train as a Psychologist? Do you want to help children, adolescents and their family / whanau with serious mental illness?

Are you reliable, self-motivated and want to contribute to effective service delivery? CAFSouth (Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health Service South Community & Outreach Team) is a specialist mental health service that provides assessment and treatment of young people up to 18 years of age (older if still at High School) who present with serious mental health problems, and their family / whanau.

This is definitely challenging and demanding work within a supportive team to provide focussed interventions for improving functioning and enabling transition to community supports.

We have a full time (72 hours per fortnight) position for a NZ Registered Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology and a clear passion for young people and their families.

The clinicians on the Team have a range of skills and areas of clinical expertise who are committed and work hard for young people living in Christchurch and across Canterbury.

CAFSouth catchment includes Mid Canterbury. Some travel may be required for Outreach clinics in Rolleston and Ashburton.

Bring your enthusiasm and motivation to work with us and we’ll provide you with a great opportunity to enhance your skills in a specialty area.

The Role : Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for :

  • Providing comprehensive clinical assessment, psychometric testing, and therapeutic interventions individually or in groups as part of this specialist service and multidisciplinary team;
  • Developing and regularly reviewing a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Manager;
  • Working collaboratively with young people, family / whanau, community and statutory organisations.
  • Your skills will include :

  • The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with young people, family / whanau, community and statutory organisations is essential;
  • Working as a Psychologist and in a generic case management model, you’ll need great organisation and excellent time management to keep up with this exciting client group;
  • The ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team;
  • NZ Registered Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology (essential!)
  • Experience in a mental health setting is highly desirable.
  • Our Culture : What matters to us

    Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

    Putting people at the heart of all we do

    Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

    Belonging Here : Becoming part of our story

    Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

    If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

    Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

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