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Full time/part time permanent/fixed term positions available 

We are looking for registered psychologist to join a thriving group of 15 clinical, counselling and neuro psychologists who work in a range of specialties and interdisciplinary teams across the Taranaki DHB. 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

We have two temporary positions (1.8 FTE) available in our popular child and adolescent mental health team and one additional and newly created temporary position in our paediatric and child health service. Our adult mental health and health psychology services each have a 0.5 FTE permanent vacancy. We would be happy to support combined roles across the different services if a mix of experience is preferred and would welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists. 

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. 

Click on this link for more information about our Mental Health Services: 

The Taranaki DHB serves a population of 120,500 people. 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. 

In Taranaki, 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. 

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,300 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. 

Please click on the below to view the position descriptions:

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For further information about the CAMHS vacancy please contact Jemma Dymond, Team Leader, and for information about all other vacancies please contact Dr Kate Treves, Professional Lead Psychology, 

Applications close 21st September 2020