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Clinical Psychologist – Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS)
• Permanent position or part time options
• Be a key part in the recovery journey of our Service Users/Tangata Whaiora.
• Use your skills and knowledge to improve health outcomes.
• Pleasant location (Point Chevalier) with easy access to the North-western cycle path, motorway with plenty of off-street parking

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

At Te Toka Tumai | Auckland DHB we are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Join the Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS), an intensive Community Mental Health Team in the High and Complex Needs Services.

Our team works with people who need support to... engage with mental health services and present with high risks associated with their mental health. We aim to provide flexible, collaborative and responsive treatment and support to our Service Users/tangata whaiora. We are a multi-disciplinary and mobile team based in Point Chevalier, Auckland that covers all the Te Toka Tumai area.

We provide comprehensive mental health support with a focus on whanau/family involvement. You will apply your mental health knowledge and skills to undertake thorough psychological assessments, including risk management and provide appropriate and collaborative treatment and support.

As part of our team, you will help to make a real difference to our people's lives, their health outcomes and play a crucial part in their recovery journey. As an ideal candidate for this role, you will demonstrate initiative, enjoy teamwork and have a good knowledge of community resources.

For further details, please refer to the position description here.

As a Clinical Psychologist within the Assertive Outreach model of service, you will use your specialist skills to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team. You will be able to provide psychological assessment, formulation, and evidence-based therapy for tangata whaiora with complex problems including psychosis, mood disorders, complex PTSD, personality disorders, and dissociative disorders.

Be part of a team committed to clients who depend upon the support and guidance of skilled professionals to assist them in maintaining and developing a wide range of skills to strengthen their process of recovery.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

To be successful for this role, you will be a NZ Registered Clinical Psychologist, holding a current annual practising certificate with a Clinical Scope of Practice or be eligible for registration.

As this is a community-based role, you will also have a full and clean driver license.

You will be motivated and able to work both autonomously within a multidisciplinary team context and be able to demonstrate a clear vision and aptitude for the way a Clinical Psychologist can contribute effectively within this setting.

For more information about this role please contact Brendan Porter, Clinical Team Leader on 021 533 792 Brendanp@adhb.govt.nz or Dr Kristy Bolter, Service Clinical Director on 021 857 559 or kristyb@adhb.govt.nz

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai | Auckland.

For more information on what we offer, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Apply now at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz quoting job title and reference number ADHB20577 Please attach a Cover Letter and your latest CV.

If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Jade Smith, Recruitment Consultant at jadeelizab@adhb.govt.nz , to discuss how we can best support your application.

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