CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – FORENSIC AND ACUTE MENTAL HEALTH IN-PATIENT

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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – FORENSIC AND ACUTE MENTAL HEALTH IN-PATIENT

City
:  Christchurch
Country
:  New Zealand
Profession
:  Clinical Psychology

primary requirements

  1. 1. New Zealand psychologist registration with clinical scope.
  2. 2. Five years post license/registration experience;
  3. 3. Previous work done in the area of psychological assessment and providing treatment service and expertise in adult mental health areas.
  4. 4. The ability to obtain a NZ driver’s license and willingness to travel to rural areas.
  5. 5. Previous experience working in a multi disciplinary team desired.
  6. 6. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  7. 7. Able and willing to be supervised and complete required paperwork and documentation;
  8. 8. Good report and assessment writing skills
  9. 9. Able and willing to work 16 hours per week in an in-patient acute mental health unit;
  10. 10. Able and willing to work 24 hours per week in a forensic services setting;
  11. 11. Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to clients, their families and other health professionals.
  12. 12. Good problem solving skills.
  13. 13. Ability to prioritise activities.
  14. 14. Effective interpersonal skills.
  15. 15. Ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary team.
  16. 16. Ability to manage stress.
  17. 17. Sense of humour.
  18. 18. Able and willing to commit at least 2-3 years to our client.
  19. 19. Able and willing to apply for NZ work or residency visa.

primary duties

  1. Be part of a mental health that which enjoys a friendly, innovative, well resourced team that provides professional service with strong clinical leadership that is committed to excellent in all areas. Services are delivered within an integrated recovery model in a sector that is well organised and connected.
  2. The Forensic Team provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and monitoring of people identified within the Court, Prison or Community Corrections areas as having Mental Health problems. The Mental Health Unit provides Acute Assessment and Intervention Treatment for persons with Mental Health needs and has strong clinical relationships with all other parts of the Mental Health Service.
  3. You will provide psychology services into the Forensic Team and the Inpatient Unit through consultation and advice, individual, group assessment and treatment, and community education and development. You will be an integral and valued member of a multidisciplinary team that ensures we provide our clients with assertive follow-up by maintaining contact with individuals through the key worker system.

other notes

  1. Some of the benefits of living and working in New Zealand include:
  2. 1. Minimum of four weeks’ paid annual leave after your first year;
  3. 2. 9-11 paid public holidays for a total of up to 31 days paid off from work;
  4. 3. Living and working where malpractice/indemnity insurance may not be required;
  5. 4. Not having to deal with insurance companies in order to be paid for your services;
  6. 5. Our unique and wonderful lifestyle as described at http://www.alignrecruitment.com/lifestyle.html; and
  7. 6. Ongoing professional development is encouraged and supported with a generous professional development allowance to their clinical psychologists.

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