What if we told you that there's an opportunity to experience a new kind of life in New Zealand, while making satisfying use of your clinical psychology expertise and developing your career?
It's true. Southern DHB covers New Zealand's largest geographical area, at the bottom of the South Island, and we're looking for registered Clinical Psychologists to join our multi-disciplinary team and provide mental health support for either adults or children and adolescents.
The team environment, with ready access to other mental health professionals, means that you truly can put the patient and their needs at the centre of everything you do. You'll work closely with patients, their families, and other members of the team to provide assessments and treatment plans that support their recovery.
You'll also appreciate the autonomy and flexibility to manage your own day-to-day workload. There's also scope to bring your ideas and be involved in pilot programmes, so if you want to make things happen, this is the place to be.
It's a role that's brimming with opportunity for you to live your best work life. And in Invercargill or Gore, you'll also be able to live your best after-work life.
If you base yourself in Gore, you'll be right at the centre of everything rural New Zealand has to offer. Some of the South Island's best landscape is right here - scenic reserves, forests, and fishing. You'll get all the best things about a small town, things like convenience, minimal traffic, affordable housing, and friendly locals, but the same sporting and cultural activities you'd find anywhere else.
And life is just as kind in Invercargill. If it's the city life you crave, you'll find it here - and still have money in your pocket. Like Gore, you'll find extremely affordable housing, there are great schools for all levels, and the stressful long commute to work will be history. There's even parking on-site at the hospital.
In both locations you'll have easy access to lakes and the sea, and in the winter some of the country's best ski fields are an easy drive away. It might be a long way from the rush of Auckland, but this is real New Zealand, where you'll experience the country like a true local.
For a kind, positive person like you, a career at SDHB will give you everything you want, for your career and your life. You can expect a warm welcome and a strong, communicative work environment where you can really focus on your patients and what's best for them.
Have we convinced you yet?
To be considered you would need to obtain registration as a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist's Board and hold a current practising certificate. Please see the link to their website http://www.psychology.org.nz/study-careers/overseas-psychologists/?#.Wut3Q00UmAg for further information.
The work visa is applied for through Immigration New Zealand www.immigration.govt.nz
We're an accredited employer and are generally able to support work visa applications if an offer of work were to result from a recruitment process.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/