Clinical Psychologist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: He Toa Takitini - 193 London Street, Hamilton
The details: Permanent part time - 48 Hours per fortnight (0.5 FTE)
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
- Regular fortnight supervision, monthly psychologist meetings with the wider Mental Health and Addiction service
- Paid registration and a competitive salary
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time permanent registered clinical psychologist within the Community Alcohol and other Drugs Service (CADS). In this role, you will work within a dynamic MDT and be responsible for completing psychological assessments, therapy and supporting a recovery-based journey through the service for tāngata whaiora and their whanau.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The CADS Teams work with adult tangata whaiora presenting with moderate to severe and complex substance dependency. We aim to do this is in a culture of caring – for each other: ourselves, tangata whaiora, their whānau and communities, and our sector partners. Our CADS team works collaboratively with our Te Whatu Ora, Waikato colleagues and across the Rohe to achieve results for our Tāngata whaiora, while continuously learning and developing our own skills.
Mōu | About you
Do you thrive in a learning environment where diversity is celebrated? Is a whānau-centric approach your way of working? Are you dedicated to upholding Te Tiriti O Waitangi? Come and join a team where your skills and experience will be valued and utilised. We are focused on achieving equitable outcomes, supporting connections, strengthening families and communities.
Are you a registered psychologist working in the alcohol and other drug sector or interested in working in this field, or looking for a new challenge? We offer specific alcohol & other drug training and mentoring for the right person to gain the skills needed in this speciality area.
The successful applicant will need good psychological skills and knowledge alongside the ability to work within teams and systems. We are looking for someone who can provide a range of interventions both on a one-to-one and group basis from a trauma-informed practice. Someone who is who is up to date with current best practice in psychology. You will also need to be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. We offer regular fortnight supervision, monthly psychologist meetings with the wider Mental Health and Addiction service, paid registration and a competitive salary.
We look forward to hearing from you if you enjoy working with people with complexity, have a non-judgemental attitude, excellent engagement and communication skills, and are able to work independently as well as within a great interdisciplinary team.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
- Whakamana – Give and earn respect
- Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
- Mauri Pai – Fair play
- Whakapakari – Growing the good
- Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For more information please contact Lynda Holtom, Team Leader, on 0275 411 765 or Lynda.Holtom@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 24 April 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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