CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – CHILD & ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – CHILD & ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

City
:  Bay of Plenty
Country
:  New Zealand
Profession
:  Clinical Psychology

primary requirements

  1. 1. Masters Degree in Psychology and post graduate diploma in clinical psychologist or equivalent.
  2. 2. Must have completed at least five years experience of post-supervisory hands on treatment and be a good practitioner delivering mental health services to children, youth and their families.
  3. 3. Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate others.
  4. 4. Registration with the NZ Psychologists Registration Board as a NZ clinical psychologist or has lodged a non-binding assessment of qualifications with the NZ Psychologists Registration Board and received a favourable ruling from the NZ Psychologists Registration Board.
  5. 5. Current Annual Practicing Certificate.
  6. 6. Sensitive to issues of bi-culturalism and multi-culturalism in health care.
  7. 7. Has experience with a variety of psychotherapeutic models.
  8. 8. Able and willing to utilise a range of assessment tools as appropriate.
  9. 9. Able to provide input and assessment information at multi disciplinary meetings.
  10. 10. Able to identify customer needs and provide appropriate assistance.
  11. 11. Impeccable integrity.
  12. 12. Good conflict management skills.
  13. 13. Able to get a clean NZ driver’s license.
  14. 14. Previous experience working in a multi disciplinary team desired.
  15. 15. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  16. 16. Good computer skills.
  17. 17. Good problem solving skills.
  18. 18. Ability to prioritise activities.
  19. 19. Effective interpersonal skills.
  20. 20. Ability to work as part of a team.
  21. 21. Ability to manage stress.
  22. 22. Sense of humour.
  23. 23. Able and willing to commit at least two years to our client.
  24. 24. Able and willing to apply for NZ residency with the intention of immigrating to NZ long term highly desired.

primary duties

  1. 1. Be a key resource to other team members regarding counselling and therapeutic methods and service ensuring that clients have access to appropriate therapy services.
  2. 2. Provide psychological assessments utilising psychological interviewing, diagnostic, behavioural and appropriate psychometric assessment based on current literature and availability.
  3. 3. Write clear and integrated assessment reports that include a clear psychological formulation, diagnosis and appropriate treatment recommendations and a plan that follows cultural safety.
  4. 4. Delivery a variety of empirically based interventions to individuals, couples, families or groups with complex needs as appropriate to the setting and presenting problems ensuring that clients under their management plan.
  5. 5. Devise behavioural or psychological programmes for other mental health disciplines or clients to implement.
  6. 6. Participate in clinical and peer supervision.
  7. 7. Consulting closely with medical and other health professionals within the team and mental health service and cooperate and coordinate with other referring agencies to ensure the delivery of the best service and care possible.
  8. 8. Contribute to the treatment plans at assessment presentations and client review meetings.
  9. 9. Provide for psychometric assessment and psychological treatment with the team and across teams, as required.
  10. 10. Consult with regional and national groups, including professional bodies, ministry of health, etc, as required.
  11. 11. Participate in the formulation and initiation of unit, service DHB policy.
  12. 12. Contribute to the philosophy and objectives from a psychological view.
  13. 13. Contribute to local and national issues based on experience and area of specialty.
  14. 14. Incorporate and practice the highest ethical and medical-legal standards in your professional work.
  15. 15. Demonstrate a working knowledge of all legal and ethical requirements pertaining to informed consent, seclusion, restraint, and any other procedure likely to affect a patient’s right and balance with public safety.
  16. 16. Set personal and professional goals and objectives to review work roles in order to maintain efficiency and morale.
  17. 17. Participate in annual performance appraisal and set goals for personal development plan to extend clinical practice.
  18. 18. Participate in appropriate training and re-training workshops, conferences and seminars incorporating study leave.
  19. 19. Participate in and initiate research programmes and present findings to the team and unit or other appropriate forums.
  20. 20. Contribute to the publication of research.
  21. 21. Perform delegated responsibilities by negotiation.

other duties

  1. Provide high quality accessible and timely assessment and treatment to child, youth and family/whauanu mental health patiences, particularly those with serious mental illness. Provide a consultation and liaison service for children and their families presenting with issues affecting their mental health which may include assessment, strategies, education, needs assessment, service coordination of group work and orientation for staff and students.

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