Counsellor or Psychologist - Long Term Conditions 0.8FTE at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Tairāwhiti, Gisborne
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced counsellor or psychologist with health experience to provide counselling services for people with Long Term Conditions including diabetes, kidney, stroke and heart disease, as well as Bariatric surgical service.
This position is based at Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti, Gisborne Hospital. The setting is predominately outpatient with some inpatient consultations. Flexible working situation is encouraged, including working from home, and in the community (in clients homes where appropriate), as well as telehealth.
This position entails assessment and therapy with individuals or/and their whānau/support persons. The service is predominately for adults (over 16years), or caregivers of children with Long Term Conditions e.g. Diabetes (where service is not covered elsewhere). This position would suit a clinician with experience in supporting people through health journeys and knowledge of disease states as well as treatments.
You will be part of a wider Long Term Conditions and Bariatric Multi-disciplinary team base in Tui Te Ora, Gisborne Hospital. As the sole clinician working in the counselling space however, leadership, professional advocacy and ensuring quality service provision and development will sit with this role and as such it is best suited to an advanced or expert practitioner. The successful applicant would develop relationships within the wider medical teams and external social and support agencies and other networks.
For further information about this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Description | Counsellor or Psychologist - Long Term Conditions
This role is covered by multiple applicable MECA's;
The remuneration range for this role is $88,806 to $116,691, when covered by the Psychologists scale in the PSA Allied MECA Allied, Public Health & Technical Collective Agreement.
The remuneration range for this role is $87,999 to $104,108, when covered by the Psychologists scale in the CEA APEX Psychologists MECA.
Moū - About you
Key accountabilities for the role include:
- Delivering counselling services to patients with Long Term Conditions and going through Bariatric Surgical pathway and/or their whānau
- Developing and leading quality initiatives for service provision
- Create and develop relationships with patients, as well as wider MDT and key stakeholders (internal and external)
The successful applicant/s will have:
- registration with the NZ Psychologists Board or the NZ Association of Counsellors
- hold a valid annual practicing certificate
- at least 5 years’ experience in the health sector, with mental health, cancer and/or hospital experience desirable
- a full New Zealand license and the ability to travel
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Situated on the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, Gisborne “Tairāwhiti” – “The light shines on the water” is the first city in the world to see the rising sun of the new day. Our region offers vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands, with significant historical landmarks, natural wonders and a deep connection to Māori culture. We enjoy a pleasant climate, short commutes and a relaxed approach that creates a work-life offering that is enviable to most that are not yet here. Our lifestyle is about time.
Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti works to increase collaboration, strengthen leadership and accountability, and improve equity of access and outcomes across the health service. We’re shifting the emphasis towards primary and community care allowing more people to be cared for close to home, and take a greater role in their own health and wellbeing.
Our values form the acronym WAKA. They reflect our voyaging heritage, guiding us on our journey to create a healthier Tairāwhiti by working together.
Whakarangatira/enrich - Enriching the health of our community by doing our very best.
Awhi/support - Supporting our tūroro/patients their whānau/families, our community partners and each other.
Kotahitanga/togetherness - Together we can achieve more.
Aroha/compassion - Empathy, we care for people and people want to be cared for by us.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
To complete and application please use the “apply now” link provided which will redirect you through our online career's portal. For successful applicants our mandatory process includes police vetting and health screening.
Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
It is desirable that new employees of Te Whatu Ora are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Tairāwhiti|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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