Clinical Psychologist

Our client is a district health board seeking an experienced and motivated clinical psychologist to join a mental health team providing services to rural and remote communities from two small hospital bases in the North Island of New Zealand. The region is coastal and the post will involve some local travel.


Duties:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments, utilising psychometric tests as appropriate, leading to sound psychological formulations and multi-axial DSM diagnoses.
  • Conduct psychological testing to determine intellectual functioning for purposes of diagnosis of intellectual disability or to assist with treatment planning.
  • Conduct personality testing to determine psychological processes or state for purposes of differential diagnosis or to assist with treatment planning.
  • Analyse client behaviours identified as problematic to develop programmes to change specific behaviours, considering alterations in environment and by client, staff and significant others.
  • Develop treatment plans based upon comprehensive assessments.


Requirements

 

  • Registered with the NZ Psychologists Board and have a current practicing certificate
  • Have experience in psychological assessment using a range of assessment tools with adults who have mental health and addiction difficulties
  • Have experience delivering a range of evidence-informed psychological interventions
  • Be committed to cultural and ethical competence
  • Work well within multidisciplinary teams
  • Appropriate experience of service provision, including early intervention with Psychological and Psychometric screening with the provision of a variety of Psychological treatments.
  • Experience in working with individuals with Axis I and Axis II disorders.
  • Knowledge and experience in working within a CBT/DBT framework.
  • Driver's licence


Benefits

 

 

  • a full time, permanent employment contract
  • salary NZ$ 70,000 - 109,000 pa
  • pension benefits

If this role is of interest, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.