Clinical Psychologist – Child Health

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    6 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 23-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/059355FG
  • Job Title: Clinical Psychologist – Child Health
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  • Summary:

Dunedin Hospital, Paediatric Outpatients

  • Permanent part-time position
  • 30 hours per week

About the Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities – are at the forefront of everything we do.

About the team

The Child Development Service is a team of experienced Allied Health therapists who work with children and their families who live in the Coastal Otago region. We are a child and family focussed service and as such we work in either centre or community settings.

About the role – what’s in it for me?

We are looking for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our multi-disciplinary Children’s Outpatients team here at Dunedin Hospital. This role, whilst based in Dunedin has a district wide focus, therefore some travel may be required.

You will be working with children and young people (and their families and caregivers) to provide a wide range of psychological services.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • knowledgeable and experienced in the child and adolescent mental health field
  • experienced in clinical neuropsychology testing with children
  • able to demonstrate excellent assessment (including risk assessment), formulation, and treatment planning and therapy skills
  • a confident and effective communicator, truly passionate about your work
  • unwavering in their belief in people’s recovery.

To be considered you must be registered with the NZ Psychologists Board with a Clinical Psychologist scope and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate. A current NZ driver’s licence will also be required.

The Children’s Outpatients team offer a warm and welcoming work place with a supportive environment where professional development is encouraged and supported. If you are looking to use your expertise to provide support to the young members of our community, we would love to hear from you!

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Now is 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. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Thursday, 2 April 2020.

For further information please contact Tara Hobbs, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate and Women’s and Children’s Directorates Phone: (03) 470 9357 or Email:tara.hobbs@southerndhb.govt.nz

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.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southernhealth.nz