Service: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Contract: Permanent, Full-time and Part-time options
Salary: As per MECA
This role falls under the Allied, Scientific, and Technical workforce pay equity settlement and an increase in designated scales and banding will follow shortly
Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role
Are you enthusiastic about your profession? seeking a new challenge? Do you love the balance of easy access to beautiful views, eateries and a good working environment?Wellington CAMHS has an exciting opportunity for you as we develop our services to better meet the needs of young people (infants to 18 years old) and their whanau/family.
Mō tō mātou rōpū – About Our Team
We are a passionate and enthusiastic team with a commitment to providing excellent services in assessment and intervention services with infants, children and young people alongside their whanau/ family with moderate to severe mental health concerns. We have a diverse population and are passionate in co working alongside other teams in mental health & the Community. We are dedicated as a team to improving access for young people of all ages and working together with whanau; to achieve this we operate within a Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA). We are keen to be innovative, have students and grow our service. We value a strong team culture of collaborative practice, openness, support, humour, warmth, valuing peoples experience and ideas, caring and connecting together, integrity and respect across all disciplines.
Moū – About You
We are seeking a registered experienced Psychologist. The preferred applicant will be innovative, have previous mental health experience, work comfortably with multiple clinical presentations, be willing to learn and be involved in developing a service that benefits the client, their family and the staff working with them. An interest and experience in neurodevelopmental assessments, group work, family therapy, trauma skills, DBT, EMDR, ACT, Schema Therapy will be highly valued. Ongoing training and extension of skills will be supported. You will be a team player, be self motivated and work well creating a collaborative space in a demanding service. Excellent clinical and case management skills alongside competence managing risk are essential. Skills and ability in working relationships within the team and wider services in the DHB and community are integral to this role.
We are seeking a registered experienced Psychologist who can bring a variety of skills, expertise and passion including:
assessment and treatment of infants, children, young people and their important whanau/family relationships.
risk assessment and management
Group work, specific interventions according to your discipline skills.
Contribute to the growth and work within the multi-disciplinary team.
Liaison and collaboration with community agencies.
Complete all documentation within time requirements.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
You will be a registered psychologist, clinical psychology registration is preferred but not essential, and current annual practicing certificate.
Experience in assessment and therapeutic skills and competency working with children, adolescents and their families with significant mental health difficulties.
Confidence working with Maori, Pasifica and other cultural groups within the wider community.
Demonstrated ability and proven ability of working within a multi-disciplinary team, and skilled and committed to community liaison.
The ideal applicant will have experience in mental health, ideally the child and adolescent mental health sector.
An interest or experience in group work, family therapy, and trauma would be valued.
Current drivers license