Clinical Psychologist - Southern Rivers Community Mental Health
Southern Health
Invercargill, Southland
1d ago

Clinical Psychologist

Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team - Gore

  • Permanent 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
  • Looking for a slower pace of life?
  • Easy commute / Affordable housing
  • 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

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist experienced in Mental Health to join the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health team based in Gore.

    This role provides outpatient clinics and outreach services to people living in Gore and the wider Clutha area.

    We are 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.

    You must be registered with the NZ Psychologist Board and have a Clinical scope of practice to be considered for this vacancy.

    Why Southern

    Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and 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.

    Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

    The Location

    Gore is right at the centre of everything rural New Zealand has to offer. Some of the South Island’s best landscape is right here scenic reserves, forests, and world famous fishing.

    You’ll get all the best things about a small town, things like convenience, minimal traffic, affordable housing, and friendly locals, but the same sporting and cultural activities you’d find anywhere else.

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