• Permanent, part-time opportunity (20 hours per week) based at Hillmorton Hospital
  • Work within a supportive team of experienced multidisciplinary professionals
  • NZ Registration as a Psychologist in the clinical scope of practice is essential

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

The Adult Community Mental Health Service provides treatment for people aged 18 to 65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. Join us in this part-time (20 hours per week) role and enjoy providing assessment and treatment interventions for outpatients of the Adult Community Mental Health Service.

In this part-time position, your time will be utilised to provide individual and group treatment within the MindSight Programme. The MindSight Programme is a specialist treatment service for consumers with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. The programme is an integrated component of Community Mental Health services involving eight half-time clinicians who specialise in delivering Mentalisation-Based Treatment (MBT).

This position will be based at Hillmorton Hospital. The days and hours required for this position are flexible and will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Ko wai koe - About You:

  • You will draw on your mental health experience to deliver comprehensive assessment and support to clients and their families/whanau
  • You will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary team, working closely with referrers and colleagues from other agencies
  • The specialist nature of the role affords opportunities for teaching, research and consultative-input both within the wider organisation as well as regionally

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience:

  • A Masters in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent)
  • NZ Registration as a Psychologist with a clinical scope of practice is essential
  • Previous experience in the Adult Mental Health field is preferred but your other skill backgrounds or experience will be given full consideration
  • Experience treating Borderline Personality Disorder is desirable. If required, training in (MBT) will be provided
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage a busy caseload is vital to your success in this role
  • As some travel may be required in the role, a full NZ driver's licence is essential

The position provides ongoing supervision and support to maintain and develop MBT practitioner skills, along with support for general professional development through ongoing education.

Mō mātou - About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury. We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei - Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here.

For additional information about this role please contact Shannon Le Roux - Recruitment Partner on shannon.leroux@cdhb.health.nz

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