Psychologists - New Zealand

Job Title: Psychologists - New Zealand
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Canterbury
Job Published: January 09, 2018 09:09

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your Clinical Psychology career.

We have full and part-time vacancies in both our Forensic Service and our Intellectual Disability Team.

The Canterbury Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service is dedicated to assessing and treating people that have acted violently in the context of a mental disorder, or may be at risk of doing so. We also cater for prisoners that require inpatient treatment. Our units include medium security units, an open unit and a community team that assess and treat people with mental illness that are known to the Justice System.

Our Intellectual Disability Service is a specialised service providing intervention for adults with the complex dual diagnosis of a mental health condition combined with intellectual disability: There are four teams within the service, focusing on mental health needs (one In-patient unit and one community team), a specialist team for clients under a judicial order, and an in-patient unit for those with behavioural needs.  Your role will include assessment and treatment of these adults tailored to their personal needs to enable them to manage their illness and behaviour effectively.

As a Psychologist within our service you will have a number of key roles: Your clinical skills will be used to drive comprehensive risk assessments, diagnostic formulation and critically provide individual and group treatment to a complex, yet interesting group of adult patients.

Your communication and time management skills will see you work effectively as part of the wider multidisciplinary team and your professionalism and commitment to quality patient care will ensure your success in this role.

You will need to be a NZ registered Clinical Psychologist. Relevant recent experience in a Mental Health setting is important for posts in either area and experience in Intellectual Disability is critical for the posts in Intellectual Disability: We will, however, consider applications from clinical psychologists from other areas who can demonstrate specific relevant transferable skills and application aptitude. 

We also encourage applications from those who are currently at the intern stage of the clinical psychology programme but please note any subsequent offer of employment would be contingent on successful completion of the Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and gaining registration with the NZ Psychologists Board in the Clinical Psychologist Scope of Practice.

If you have queries specific to the role, Chris Daffue, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Practice Supervisor(speciality arears) SMHS, on

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at and attach a CV and cover letter, please include which position and hours you are interested in. 

Applications close on Monday, 22 January 2018.