Psychology Practice Lead – Child, Adolescent and Family Service

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Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 17 January 2021

Psychology Practice Lead – Child, Adolescent and Family Service

Are you passionate about wanting to help make meaningful improvements to the lives of children, adolescents and their whanau in our community?

  • Permanent full-time (1.0FTE) opportunity based at either Hillmorton or The Princess Margaret Hospital campus
  • Work within an experienced multidisciplinary team and develop your expertise as a Clinical or Child & Family Psychologist
  • Provide professional development and leadership to our team of psychologists in this specialty area

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 people 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

Our Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health Service Community & Outreach Teams (CAF) are a specialist mental health service based at Hillmorton Hospital and The Princess Margaret Hospital 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 families.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical or Child and Family Psychologist to lead, develop and engage our team of psychologists as our Practice Lead. This is a varied position which will also see you maintaining a clinical caseload.

This is a permanent full-time opportunity working within core business hours across Monday – Friday.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the professional development of our team of psychologists in collaboration with the Clinical Manager;
  • Providing comprehensive clinical assessment, psychometric testing, and therapeutic interventions individually or in groups as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Developing and regularly reviewing a job plan and caseload with the Clinical Manager;
  • Working collaboratively with young people, family/whanau, community and statutory organisations.

Your skills will include:

  • NZ Registration as a Psychologist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or Child and Family Psychology is essential;
  • Extensive experience in child and adolescent mental health;
  • 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;
  • The ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with consumers of the service and family/whanau;
  • The ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team;
  • As some travel may be required, a NZ drivers licence is essential.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

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.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

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.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on [email protected] for additional information.