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Clinical Psychologist - North Community Mental Health Team - Dunedin

Southern District Health Board
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Otago - Dunedin
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Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent, part-time 0.8FTE (32 hours per week)
  • Do you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team?

About the team

North Community Mental Health team provides treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness.

The multi-disciplinary team is made up of 33 individual staff, is based on the Dunedin Hospital campus and provides outpatient services and home based outreach services.

You will feel welcomed and supported and have a wide range of opportunities for ongoing professional development as well as clinical supervision. You will receive a comprehensive orientation to the team and the wider Mental Health service. You will enjoy the opportunity to teach students on placement from a range of tertiary training providers.

About the role

This is an adult mental health role which combines assessment, treatment including psychological therapies for people experiencing both acute and longstanding mental health conditions and issues.

We are an innovative service, looking to develop our model of delivery towards a stepped care approach. NCMHT clinicians are motivated to provide optimal treatment through assessment and continued multi-disciplinary team co-ordination of treatment. In this role you will work alongside experienced clinical staff and be an integral member of the team.

About you

You will be a motivated individual, keen to make a difference and who thrives in a busy and diverse working environment. You will possess excellent communication and team working skills and will be able to work well under pressure and stressful situations.

All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health and Addiction services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to 'The Seven Real Skills' (Te Pou Workforce Development, see

If this sounds like a role that suits your skill set and your desire for part-time work, and you like working in a supportive multi-disciplinary team, then contact us today.

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.

About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 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.

The location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether i't's surfing, kayaking or sailing, skiing, hunting or fishing, theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769or Email

Closing date: Friday, 29 November 2019.

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