Clinical Psychologists

Our client in New Plymouth New Zealand is looking for clinical psychologists to join a thriving group of 15 clinical, counselling and neuro psychologists who work in a range of specialties and interdisciplinary teams. The roles are a mixture of part time and full time roles which can be combined and newly qualified clinical psychologists can be accepted. 

Successful applicants will:

  • Have a relevant clinical background and be able to provide advice and clinical expertise to the multi-disciplinary team
  • Possess solid assessment and therapeutic skills appropriate to their specialty
  • Display enthusiasm to embrace new ideas and innovative thinking towards service delivery

There are two temporary positions available in the popular child and adolescent mental health team and one additional and newly created temporary position in the paediatric and child health service. The adult mental health and health psychology services each have a part time permanent vacancy. Combined roles across the different services can be supported if a mix of experience is preferred. 

The CAMHS Team provides specialist mental health treatment, intervention and support to tamariki and rangatahi up to 18 years, and their families. The psychologist(s) in this role would manage a case load but also provide supervision to other team members. They would develop close links with other child health staff, including paediatricians, inpatient facility staff, Kaupapa Maori and Non-Government organisations, as well as be involve in the coordination and liaising with the Mental Health Services for adults, the Alcohol and Drug team and other DHB services.

The role in Paediatrics has been specifically established to work with the two existing psychologists in this service in the completion of assessments for Intellectual Disability for tamariki and rangatahi up to the age of 16 years. It would suit any psychologist interested in gaining additional experience in psychometric testing and involves assessment of adaptive functioning in both the home and school environment.

The adult mental health role involves working as part of a team of psychologists that offer to input to community and inpatient clients. The role includes psychological assessment and psychotherapy for service users who are experiencing acute and/or severe mental health and/or addiction difficulties, facilitating therapy groups and offering teaching, supervision and consultation to colleagues. There are five other experienced psychologists currently employed in this area along with two intern psychologists.

The health psychology position involves being part of the small but cohesive and innovative persistent pain team, who carry out coordinated multi disciplinary assessment and intervention, and have a well thought of group pain education programme. The role also involves working with people with acute or long term illness/injury admitted as inpatients to Base Hospital, alongside another experienced psychologist in the service.

The Employer

The health board serves a population of 120,500 people and employes 2300. It is big enough to offer you variety of specialisation, career pathways, training and education opportunities, but small enough for individuals to make a difference - both to people and to services - and to make friends, feel at home and belong.

Location

In New Plymouth, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region's amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work. Named after the city of Plymouth in England, the city was founded by settlers from England in the 19th century and has been awarded multiple times for its natural beauty and lifestyle. Situated on the coast in the south western corner of the North Island, the city has a famous long coastal walkway whilst Mount Taranaki provides a stunning backdrop. Famed for its rich volcanic soil, lush botanical gardens and fabulous arts and events scene, New Plymouth is home to the renowned Pakekura Park

If you are interested in this role or other similar roles, please get in touch or apply with a recent CV.