If you are a currently licensed clinical psychologist with experience working with children and adolescents who present eating disorders issues then I would like to hear from you.
This city of 87,000 is located on the North Island of New Zealand and home to Massey University offering an excellent lifestyle and family friendly place to live.
This is a full-time, 1.0, 40 hours per week position. Be part of a multi-disciplinary child and adolescent team that provides a cluster of services in a community setting supporting infant, children and adolescents’ mental health to help Tangata Whaiora (service users) achieve their maximum health potential within the specific complex area of eating disorders through assessment and/or intervention. The successful candidate will provide mental health services as an active, supportive member of the team in a collaborative environment providing specialist assessments and treatments to children, adolescents and their Whanau (family). Developing treatment programmes, understanding training to clinicians within the team and facilitating Whanau meetings as well as family interventions are all part of the scope of this position. Maintaining relationships with ken internal and external stakeholders, providing triage to clients in crisis and undertaking other duties to keep the service running effective and efficiently are all expected outcomes to maintain service leadership.
Why New Zealand
Generally speaking, Clinical Psychologists from the US who now work in NZ find working here to be far less stressful than in the States. Here are some comments from expat Clinical Psychologists now working in New Zealand:
Registration for most overseas Clinical Psychologists is reciprocal so you don’t have to sit an exam. It’s easy!
The vast majority of our Clinical Psychologists are part of our public health care, community based, mental health system and are paid via a national collective pay agreement. I’m happy to discuss salary and cost of living information with you.
Would you like to have a no-pressure, informational chat with me about the entire process from medical registration, to interviewing for a job, work visa and any other questions that you may have?
New Zealand, our beautiful country, friendly people and sane politics are closer than you think!