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Clinical Psychologist (Adult Community Mental Health, West Sector)

Canterbury District Health Board
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Job Description

The West Adult Community Mental Health Service provides treatment for people aged 18-65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. Join us providing assessment and treatment interventions for outpatients of the West Community Mental Health Service.

In this full time position your time will involve providing Clinical Psychology interventions for adult clients experiencing serious mental health concerns. A foundation of good CBT skills will be useful. Additional competencies in other evidence-based treatments will be an advantage. Professional development through ongoing education is supported.

You’ll hold a minimum of a Masters in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent), and Registration in the Clinical Scope of Practise with the NZ Psychologists’ Board. Previous experience in the Adult Mental Health field is preferred but your other skill backgrounds or experience will be given full consideration.

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.

This is a full time role on a fixed term basis covering a parental leave lasting up to February 2018. 

Enquiries should be directed to Heather Ewing, Recruitment Specialist, email 

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application and download a position description.