Wellbeing Clinical Psychologist

Job Number: 
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Friday, 24 September 2021



Our Service

Student Health provides health care services for students at the University of Otago and is staffed with a 54 full and part-time multi-disciplinary team, who between them undertake over 50,000 medical, nursing and mental health consultations per year.

Student Health is a RNZCGP Cornerstone practice and is actively involved in the teaching of House Surgeons and nursing students. In 2020 Student Health are extending hours of operation into weekday evenings (Semester only see below).

The role

As a Clinical Psychologist, you will work both in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals and the wider primary care team at Student Health Services. A stepped care approach is required as well as a sound working knowledge of available referral partners and community resources.

Ideally you will be an autonomous clinician who communicates clearly and works well in various team environments. A proven ability to function well under pressure of high clinical demand is essential.

In this role you will report to the Clinical Group Leader of The Mental Health and Wellbeing team.

Your skills and experience:

  • A suitable tertiary mental health qualification in addition to registration with a relevant professional body.
  • A strong interest and experience in helping young adults.
  • Experience with assessment, short-term intervention and liaison work is essential.
  • Experience in Alcohol and Drug and group work would be advantageous.
  • A focused, flexible, positive, team approach to work is essential, along with an ability to work effectively in a busy but well-structured environment.

Further details

This is a permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week) semester only position.

Hours of work will be variable between 8.30am and 8.30pm.

Consideration would be given to applicants interested in negotiating a part-time job share arrangement.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Children Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter), please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2101796 will close on Friday, 24 September 2021.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2101796

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.