Clinical Psychologist - Forensic Community Team at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitaha Canterbury, Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Full Time Permanent position available
- NZ Registration as a Clinical Psychologist is essential
- Join our multidisciplinary team
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The Forensic Mental Health Service is dedicated to assessing and treating people with mental health issues who have engaged in serious violence or may be at risk of doing so. It also caters for prisoners that require inpatient treatment. The service has 2 medium secure inpatient units, an open unit and a community team.
We are looking for a full time Clinical
Psychologist within the Forensic
Community Team a community based service with three main areas of
focus which are courts, prisons and community case management. Hours of work
are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30.
Ko wai koe | About You
As a Forensic Psychologist within our service you will have several key roles: We are offering you the fantastic opportunity to become a key member of a multidisciplinary team where your clinical skills will be used to drive comprehensive risk assessments, diagnostic formulation and critically provide individual and group treatment to a complex, yet interesting group of adult patients. In addition to this, the other key roles are the provision of both expert testimony and comprehensive reports for the courts, addressing matters related to fitness to stand trial, the issue of insanity, and sentencing recommendations.
Your professionalism, commitment to quality patient care, excellent communication and time management will see you work effectively as part of the wider team, which includes four other clinical psychologists that work for the service.
You will need to be a NZ registered Clinical Psychologist. Ideally, you will have recent experience in a Forensic Mental Health setting and clear skills in risk assessment and formulation. We will consider applications from clinical psychologists from other areas who can demonstrate relevant transferable skills and application aptitude.
Mō mātou | About Us
- Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do -
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.
Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.
Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]
When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
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The Future of the Health Industry
The role that you are applying for is one that may
only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against
Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come
into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be
vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract
Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also
to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19
as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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