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Psychologist - Child Adolescent and Family Day Unit

Employer:
Canterbury District Health Board
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Canterbury - Christchurch
Region:
Canterbury
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
12-Jul-2019
Closing Date:
30-Jul-2019
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Job Description

  • Permanent, part-time (32 hours per week)
  • NZ Registered Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology
  • Experience in a mental health setting is highly desirable

Our Purpose

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team

Do you like the challenge of working with children and adolescents and their family / whanau? Are you reliable, self-motivated and want to contribute to effective service delivery? The Child, Adolescent and Family Day Unit (Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service) is a specialist mental health service that provides assessment and treatment of children and young people up to 18 years of age (older if still at High School) who present with moderate to severe mental health problems, and their families.

We have a 0.8 FTE(32hr per week) permanent position within our Specialist Day Unit Team for a NZ Registered Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology and a clear passion for children, young people and their families.

The Child and Adolescent Day Unit works collaboratively with young people and their families that are requiring are more intensive approach than the community team are able to offer. The clinicians on the Team have a range of skills and areas of clinical expertise. Come and join a supportive team that is committed and works hard for children, young people and their families/whanau in Christchurch and Canterbury.

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing comprehensive clinical assessment and formulation, psychometric testing and therapeutic interventions individually, in groups and with parents and families
  • Developing plans and regularly reviewing cases collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary clinical team and reviewing your role with the Clinical Manager

Your skills will include the following:

  • The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with young people, family/whanau, the clinical team and community, education and statutory organisations is essential
  • A significant part of the work is with parents and families and experience or a strong interest in upskilling in this area will be favourable for example family therapy or specific parenting training
  • NZ Registered Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology is essential
  • Experience in a mental health setting is highly desirable

Our Culture: What matters to us

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

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn't a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact janita.tehaara@cdhb.health.nz or phone: 03 3377509.

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

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