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:  #06-195


:  Hamilton
:  New Zealand
:  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 with an interest in forensics required;
  3. 3. Registration with the NZ Psychologists Registration Board as a NZ clinical psychologist;
  4. 4. Able to apply for and receive your Annual Practising Certificate (APC);
  5. 5. Previous work done in the area of psychological assessment and providing treatment service and expertise in adult mental health areas.
  6. 6. The ability to obtain a NZ driver’s license and willingness to travel to rural areas.
  7. 7. Previous experience working in a multi disciplinary team desired.
  8. 8. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  9. 9. Able and willing to be supervised and complete required paperwork and documentation;
  10. 10. Good problem solving skills.
  11. 11. Ability to prioritise activities.
  12. 12. Effective interpersonal skills.
  13. 13. Ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary team.
  14. 14. Ability to manage stress.
  15. 15. Sense of humour.
  16. 16. Able and willing to commit at least two years to our client.
  17. 17. Able and willing to apply for NZ residency with the intention of immigrating to NZ long term highly desired.

primary duties

Be part of a dynamic Forensic Psychiatric services health professionals team working closely in conjunction with the Courts and Corrections services as well as local general mental health providers.

There are around 45 clinical psychologists in total for all disciplines inside and outside of forensics who provide services to clients which offers a great professional network for other mental health workers. There are close links as well with the University of Waikato’s clinical psychology programme plus joint training and research facility.

Client provides support both inside several prisons and in the community for their geographic area. They work 8 to 4:30pm Monday through Friday with no weekend work. They are a team of 34 at present which includes nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, drug and alcohol counsellors and administrative support. Working in relationship with legal, corrections, court and clinical settings you will provide assessments, reports, treatment services and education. You will deal with a wide range of mental health conditions in both community and prison settings.

Their vision and mission is to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives so that when they leave prison they do not return. Examples of interventions includes anger management, stress reduction, coping skills, study, returning to a healthier situation than where they lived before entering prison, wellness plans and other programmes.

other notes

Ongoing professional development is encouraged and supported with a generous allowance to their clinical psychologists. Four weeks annual leave, 11 paid public holidays are part of the benefits package.

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