Clinical Psychologist - Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services, IDOLS Community Team at Waitemata District Health Board (North & West Auckland), Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
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The Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services (ARFPS), also known as the Mason Clinic, is the largest Forensic Mental Health Service in Aotearoa / New Zealand. The Mason Clinic is in a period of growth and expansion. With over 220 inpatient beds it is the largest provider of mental health inpatient services on one site in the country.
Our purpose is to meet the needs of people who have significant mental health problems and/or intellectual disability within the context of criminal offending.
The ‘Mason Approach’ advocates for respectful, safe and involving services, delivering recovery and strengths focused care that is culturally safe, evidence and values based. We have a special commitment and responsibility to Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Māori tāngata whai i te ora (‘people seeking wellness’) make up over half the people we serve. Our mission statement expresses our core values as:
- Manaakitanga: Generosity and mutual respect
- Whanaungatanga: Family/whānau approach
- Wairuatanga: Spirituality
- Rangatiratanga: Self-management, self-respect
- Kaitiakitanga: Wise stewardship over the things we value
- Whakapaitia: Excellence at all levels of what we do
As a psychologist at Mason Clinic you will be supported by a broader team of twelve psychologists responsible for psychological assessment, individual and group mode treatments, and consultation.
The Mason Clinic is currently recruiting registered Clinical Psychologists based in the Auckland region. At a minimum applicants must have:
- A post graduate degree in Clinical Psychology (or recognised equivalent).
- Registration with the Aotearoa/NZ Psychology Board as a Registered Psychologist with a Clinical Scope of Practice.
- Current Practising Certificate.
Our inpatient services consist of seven forensic mental health inpatient units and an intellectual disability (ID) unit (Pohutukawa Unit) that assess, treat and assist in the recovery of people with mental illness or ID who have committed a criminal offence or are at high risk in the community. We also have a Forensic ID Offender Liaison Service (IDOLS) which provides service to those with ID in the community.
The introduction of the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 has created innovative and challenging roles for health professionals in meeting the statutory and care needs of offenders with intellectual disabilities.
The Forensic ID Secure Services, which is a subspecialty service within Mason Clinic, is recruiting a full-time Clinical Psychologist for the provision of high quality care and rehabilitation to adults with intellectually disabilities who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
You will provide a range of psychological assessments and interventions for people with an ID and offence histories, as well as provide consultation, supervision and training to other Mason Clinic staff and may be involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of group based treatment programmes. Although specialising in ID there are opportunities to work in other parts of the forensic service. You will also be supported by other Clinical Psychologists working on the Mason Clinic site.
This is an exciting and challenging role which will develop and hone your clinical skills in the areas of forensic psychology, mental health, intellectual disabilities and neuropsychology. Training and support are key priorities in developing our workforce.
We are interested in hearing from registered Clinical Psychologists who are keen and motivated to practice in a new subspecialty area or those with existing specialist ID or forensic experience.
As well as provision of in-house training and supervision, under the APEX collective contract psychologists receive between $2500-$4500 each per year for Continuing Professional Development dependent on levels of experience. This offers the chance to attend overseas conferences (or via remote learning) or multiple workshops, plus books, and subscriptions each year. You will also be supported by a professional senior (Principal Psychologist, Forensic Mental Health) and a professional advisor (Professional and Clinical Lead Psychology and Psychotherapy) within mental health services.
Training and support are key priorities in developing our workforce. So if you are ready to take a step up in your career or build on your experience so far, then to be considered for this role please apply directly online by clicking the 'apply now' button on this page or visit our website at www.wdhbcareers.com quoting reference number WDHB11406.
To view a Position Description please click here.
For more information about this exciting opportunity please phone Janine Steenhuis, Team Manager on +64 (09) 8347538. For more information on our recruitment process please contact Anna Tiaiho Recruitment Consultant on +64 09 442 7248 or email@example.com
Closing Date: 12 June 2022
Position Number: WDHB11406
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waitemata District Health Board (North & West Auckland)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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