Psychologist – East Adult Community Service

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    3 days ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 07-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/234965
  • Job Title: Psychologist – East Adult Community Service
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Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata Putting people at the heart of all we do

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

The East Adult Community Mental Health Service provides treatment for people aged 18-65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. Join us in this permanent role and enjoy providing assessment and treatment interventions for outpatients of our Community Mental Health team in Christchurch.

In this full-time, fixed-term (12 months) position your time will be evenly split between profession-specific general Clinical Psychology work, and specialist treatment as part of the MindSight Programme for Borderline Personality Disorder. In both roles, Clinical Psychologists are working to implement “best practice” options for psychological interventions and there are opportunities for service innovation and applied research.

You’ll hold a Masters in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent), and Registration in the Clinical Scope of Practise. Previous experience in the adult mental health field is preferred but other skill backgrounds or experience will be given full consideration. Experience in Mentalisation-Based Treatment and/or the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder is desirable, but not essential, as training for certification as an MBT therapist can be provided. General professional development through ongoing education is supported by way of a dedicated annual allowance and the Mental Health Division has a professional career pathway that recognises experience and excellence.

The position is a busy role where excellent interpersonal skills and organisational skills are vital. You will draw on your mental health experience to deliver comprehensive assessment and support to clients and their families/whanau and will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary team, working closely with referrers and colleagues from other agencies. CMH teams work from a central location which affords the opportunity for close liaison and support from psychology colleagues.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities – please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact


Phone: 03 3377961

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