Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dunedin
Salary: Competitive Salary
Job Published: November 26, 2019 08:33

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist -  Rehabilitation Services


  • Part-time 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
  • Three year fixed position until 01/02/2023

The Southern DHB

As a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

About the role

You will be carrying out neuropsychological assessments and capacity assessments. You will be working with the rehabilitation team to design and deliver cognitive rehabilitation interventions. You will also be assessing patients/clients emotional state, and working therapeutically with them as appropriate to the setting.

The post encompasses both inpatient and outpatient/community work, and is one of three psychologists posts within the service. The post has an attractive allocated budget and study leave allocation for continuing professional development.

The position is situated in Dunedin, New Zealand's fifth largest city (population the approx 125,000), an emerging tourist destination on the Pacific coast, with a thriving university (home of the world-renowned 'Dunedin Study'). Queenstown and the Lakes District are within three hours drive.

About you

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic neuropsychologist / clinical psychologist to work within the physical / neuro-rehabilitation team for the Community and Rehabilitation Service at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin.

Your clients, who have neurological and/or physical disorders, will benefit from your experience and ability to work in a wider interdisciplinary team, where you will be responsible for assessing the clients needs, and assisting them to meet their rehabilitation goals.

Why us

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Applicants must have a New Zealand Diploma in Clinical Psychology or overseas equivalent qualification, and hold a current practising certificate. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.

Closing date: Sunday, 15 December 2019.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor - Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: