COMMUNITY ALCOHOL & DRUG SERVICES (CADS) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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COMMUNITY ALCOHOL & DRUG SERVICES (CADS) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

City
:  Hamilton
Country
:  New Zealand
Profession
:  Clinical Psychology

primary requirements

  1. 1. New Zealand post graduate diploma in Clinical Psychology or overseas equivalent.
  2. 2. Must have completed at least five years of post-supervisory hands on treatment.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Current Practicing Certificate.
  5. 5. Previous work done in the area of alcohol and drug interventions.
  6. 6. Experience in neuropsychological, assessment and generic psychological approaches to therapy required.
  7. 7. Previous experience working in a multi disciplinary team desired.
  8. 8. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  9. 9. Good problem solving skills.
  10. 10. Ability to prioritise activities.
  11. 11. Effective interpersonal skills.
  12. 12. Ability to work as part of a team.
  13. 13. Ability to manage stress.
  14. 14. Sense of humour.
  15. 15. Able and willing to commit at least two years to our client.
  16. 16. Enthusiastic about CADS work.

primary duties

  1. 1. Provide psychological assessments, utilising psychological interviewing, diagnostic, behavioural and appropriate psychometric assessment based on current literature and availability as required.
  2. 2. Deliver a variety of empirically based interventions to individuals, couples, families or groups with complex needs as appropriate to the setting and presenting problems.
  3. 3. Present material to the unit and service or other groups in order to inform practice and convey a psychological perspective on clinical issues. Participate in peer group education review and participate in appropriate training and re-training workshops, conferences and seminars incorporating study leave.
  4. 4. Liaise closely with medical and other health professionals within the team and the MH service and cooperation and coordinate with other referring agencies to ensure the delivery of the best service and care possible. Contribute to the treatment plans at assessment presentations and patient review meetings. Provide psychometric assessment and psychological treatment within the team and across teams. Provide psychological knowledge and expertise for other professionals within the team and across teams. Consult with regional and national groups such as professional bodies and ministry of health. Participate in and initiate research programmers.
  5. 5. Ensure that practice is professional and ethical to meet medico-legal requirements.
  6. 6. Participate in the formulation and initiation of Unit, Service and Division policy.
  7. 7. Perform delegated responsibilities that may be additional to those in this job description, by negotiation. Initiate negotiations on change in job description as appropriate. Complete appointed tasks to the satisfaction of the manager.
  8. 8. Ensure all activities and activity levels are both consistent with and meet the goals as stated within the unit business plan. Contribute to the business planning within the unit. Meet all contact activity levels from the business plan. Be fully conversant with the business plan and targets for the year.

other duties

  1. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a service that is innovative in its approach and makes a positive impression at the local, regional and national level of the alcohol and drug treatment sector.
    Client provides a professional network that includes close links with the local clinical psychology programmer, a joint initiative with a training and research clinic and they take their continuing employees’ professional development seriously that includes an attractive allowance for ongoing professional development.

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. 11 paid public holidays for a total of 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; and
  6. 5. Our unique and wonderful lifestyle as described at http://www.alignrecruitment.com/lifestyle.html

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