Psychologist – Child, Adolescent & Family South

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 17 March 2019

Psychologist – Child, Adolescent & Family South

Do you want to influence young lives? We do.

  • Fixed-term, part-time (24 hours per week)
  • Covering parental leave
  • NZ Registered Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology (essential!)

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Why did you train as a Psychologist? Do you want to help children, adolescents and their family / whanau overcome mental health difficulties? Are you reliable, self-motivated and want to contribute to effective service delivery? CAFSouth (Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service South Community and Outreach team) is a specialist mental health service that provides assessment and treatment of young people up to 18 years of age (older if still at High School) who present with moderate to severe mental health problems, and their family/whanau. This is challenging and demanding work within a supportive team.

We have a part-time (24 hours per week) position for a NZ Registered Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology and a clear passion for young people and their families. Please note this is a fixed-term position up to December 2019 covering parental leave - the incumbent can give a one month notice of intention to return to work.

The clinicians on the team have a range of skills and areas of clinical expertise who are committed and work hard for young people living in the South half of Christchurch and Canterbury including Ashburton. Some travel may be required for Outreach clinics. Bring your enthusiasm and motivation to work with us and we'll provide you with a great opportunity to enhance your skills in a specialty area.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing comprehensive clinical assessment, psychometric testing, and therapeutic interventions individually or in groups as part of this specialist service and multidisciplinary team
  • Developing and regularly reviewing a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Manager

Your skills will include the following:

The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with young people, family/whanau, community and statutory organisations is essential
Working as a Psychologist and in a generic case management model, you'll need great organisation and excellent time management to keep up with this exciting client group
NZ Registered Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology (essential!)
Experience in a mental health setting is highly desirable

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Apply online, or contact us on careers

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!