Clinical Psychologist

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/064648AAS
  • Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
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  • Summary:
  • Intellectual Disability Service, Community Liaison Team
  • Wakari Hospital
  • Permanent position
  • Part-time, 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)

Here at the Southern DHB the highest possible levels of patient care and service lie at the heart of our mission.Integral to this is a commitment to creating a high performing organisation with a focus on quality.

About the team

The Intellectual Disability Service (IDS) is part of the Specialist Mental Health Services based at Wakari Hospital, high above Dunedin with stunning views of the city and ocean. The IDS comprises of three parts, Ward 10a – a 12-bed inpatient service, Helensburgh Cottage – a 4-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit and the Community Liaison Team. You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team comprising of Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Mental Health Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

About you/about the role

Our Intellectual Disability Service based at Wakari Hospital, is looking for a Clinical Psychologist to join the Community Liaison team.The Community Liaison Team is a pivotal role in the support and rehabilitation of care recipients both in the in-patient ward and in the community.

You will require good time management skills to enable your assessment, planning, and delivery of effective clinical psychology interventions for patients. You will also be actively involved in individual and group therapies. Ensuring the continued wellbeing of your clients will see you liaising extensively with other clinical psychologists within the organisation.

You will have a sound knowledge of clinical psychology assessment and interventions, with relevance to intellectual disability as well as mental health. Your communication skills will be of the highest standard allowing you to relate to the clients, their families, and other health professionals while providing clear, appropriate communication when presenting and discussing clinical information. You should also be open to different ways of working and thinking outside the box in order to achieve positive outcomes. The clinical psychologist role is an integral and valued member of a multidisciplinary team providing patient-centred interventions.

The location

The Southern region of New Zealand offers excellent amenities, schooling 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 its 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.

Closing date: Friday, 12 February 2021. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

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

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: