• Fixed-term, full-time opportunity (40hr per week) covering parental leave until approximately February 2022
  • Refine your knowledge of the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders within an experienced team
  • Registration with the NZ Psychologists Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate is 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 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

The Anxiety Disorders Service, a Specialty Mental Health Service of the Canterbury District Health Board, provides specialist assessment and treatment to people whose everyday life is significantly affected by an anxiety disorder. This service consists of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registrar, and administration staff. We also have access to the SMHS physiotherapy and dietetics service.

We're currently looking for a Clinical Psychologist with Mental Health experience to join our team on a full-time (1.0FTE/40hr per week) fixed term basis covering parental leave until approximately February 2022. The days and hours required for this role are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.

This role will be based at Hillmorton Hospital, although some travel may be required for the purpose of home-visits with consumers.

The Role: Where you fit in

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

  • Conducting psychiatric assessments of consumers
  • Developing and implementing treatment plans with the aim of decreasing impacts on consumers, their families, caregivers, significant others, and the community
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), both individual and group treatment, for a range of anxiety disorders
  • Case management consisting of the oversight and management of a varying case portfolio of consumers requiring CBT
  • Providing information and education to consumers and their family/whanau to improve mental health outcomes

Your skills will include the following:

  • Registration with the NZ Psychologists Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
  • Clinical scope of practice is essential
  • Experience conducting psychiatric assessments
  • Familiarity with and experience utilising CBT with adults who have a range of mental health issues including anxiety and depression
  • Sound communication skills with the ability to build rapport with clients and health providers
  • As some travel may be required, a full NZ driver's licence is essential

Regular supervision will be provided by a senior member of the Anxiety Disorders Service and the successful applicant will be supported to attend appropriate training courses relevant to the treatment of anxiety disorders and the role.

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 recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.

Closing date: 24 November