Clinical Psychologist / Kaimātai Hinengaro

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Location: Hutt Valley Hospital


Contract: Permanent, Full Time - Permanent, Part Time

Salary: Per APEX MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist with a sound knowledge of best-practice psychological theories and treatment approaches to work with adults experiencing moderate to severe mental health and addiction difficulties within Community setting. While not essential, previous experience with other high risk-high needs clients would be an advantage. You will have experience providing comprehensive assessments and risk management plans, formulating and articulating treatment needs and plans, and be able to coordinate care for tangata whaiora/consumers and their families.  Have the ability to liaise with other health providers, NGOs, PHOs social and government agencies to facilitate care and treatments for service users. In addition, the role serves to support the development and function of the team and includes case consultation, staff training and supervision, leadership and involvement in service development activities such as research and evaluation-related activities. This is a permanent full time role and your Professional Development is also supported through contract provisions

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

We are Hutt Valley Community Integrated Mental Health and Addiction Services MHAIDS.  Our team are dedicated and enthusiastic about delivering high quality health care to tangata whaiora family/whānau that may require access to mental health and addictions services in the community. We adopt and provide a dynamic and supportive Multi-Disciplinary Team approach. We offer an exciting work environment and the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings and support with on-going professional development. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in wider service and local team development activities suitable to your skill-set and level of experience.

Moū – About you

  • Ability to work in a team and within the wider Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) 
  • Committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Practicing in a manner that tangata whaiora/consumers determine as being culturally safe
  • Working effectively with the tangata whaiora/consumers/whanau in community environment
  • Demonstrated competence in communicating with a wide range of people, leading meetings and documenting outcomes and plans
  • Has a friendly manner and a positive sense of humour

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
  • Registration with NZ Psychologist Board, with Clinical Psychology Vocational Scope of Practice
  • Experience working in the Mental Health pathways and/or Forensic 
  • Have a current annual practising certificate
  • Full Drivers Licence

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast 

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service 

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH327-22) in the subject line.

Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: AH327-22

Location: Hutt Valley

Closing Date: Sunday, 11 December 2022