Clinical Psychologist in Adult Community Mental Health

We have an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join a dynamic, innovative and friendly team within an established  Ault Community Mental Health Service. The team is multidisciplinary and composed of Nurses, Case Manager, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists.
This position includes in-depth orientation, preceptorship and opportunities for ongoing education and professional development.  
Key Responsibilities:
  • You will work as a member of the Mental Health & Addiction Services to provide an effective community based assessment and treatment service to the target populations within existing legal frameworks.
  • Maintain skill-diversity by adhering to training requirements and taking opportunities to collaborate with various roles within the service.
  • You will contribute to, and be guided by national strategic service directives such as the New Zealand Health Strategy. National Mental Health Sector
    Standards, Guidelines for Specialist Health Services for Older People, Health of Older People Strategy, Recovery and Strengths models, as well as local strategic directions outlined within policy and protocol. 
  • You will provide appropriate, effective, objective and clear psychological formulations based on thorough assessment;
  • Use an appropriate wide range of assessment tools including psychometric tests
  • Therapeutic interventions to be formulated in consultation with the client and when appropriate, with the family
  • Provide a range of therapeutic interventions using individual, family and group techniques;
  • Maintain clear and objective documentation of client contacts, assessments, interventions and treatment plans 

Requirements: Essential
  • A Masters Degree in Psychology
  • Registered as a Psychologist in New Zealand with current practising certificate
  • New Zealand Postgraduate clinical diploma or overseas equivalent
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Demonstrated clinical competence
  • Current clean motor vehicle driver’s licence
Requirements: Desirable but not essential
  • Minimum three years post graduate clinical experience in Mental Health
  • Previous experience within community based mental health setting
  • Affiliation to an appropriate professional organisation
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and knowledge of how teams work
  • A willingness/ability to teach and /or share expertise within the team

Employee Benefits
  • Salaried permanent role with salary level determined by national pay scales NZ$ 70,000 - 108,000 pa
  • Pension benefits
  • CPD and opportunities for skills development


Forward your CV for consideration for this role with New Zealand Psychologist Board Registration Status.