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Where you’ll be working: Adult Community Mental Health and Addictions Service (He Toa Takitini), 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – Part time 16 hours per week

A clinical psychologist has been a relatively recent addition to the triage service but one we have grown to value highly and wish to replace quickly.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

In collaboration with your MDT you will assist with making prompt and confident decisions about the best pathways for people who would benefit from psychological assessment or therapy. You would have oversight of the team’s short term care pathway (STCP), co-ordinating an optimal flow of clients through this facility. You would maintain a small caseload of individual and group clients identified as needing some timely psychology input via the STCP. You would also filter out those clients most suited for referral to The Psychology Centre, as most suited for input from intern psychologists, or where packages of care to... external providers are indicated.

You would be a clinician who takes satisfaction from expediently connecting people in distress to the right kind of help, preventing further deterioration in their wellbeing or social status.

Consultancy, liaison and advice are key components to this role so you would want to have good written and verbal communications skills and the ability to form mutually respectful relationships.

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Ko o tatou painga | Our Benefits

Working as a clinical psychologist for Te Whatu Ora you will have access to a generous professional development allowance and a great professional network with over 40 psychologists. You will have the opportunity to contribute to service development as Te Whatu Ora evolves to meet the needs of tangata whaiora, with a key focus on Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Mōu | About you

The successful applicant would be familiar with assessing and treating a wide range of mental health disorders, will have some skill with differential diagnosis, and possess knowledge around best practice, evidence-based psychological approaches. We are looking for someone who can provide a range of interventions both on a one-to-one and group basis and who is up to date with current clinical practice in psychology. A good understanding and awareness of psychology provision within private practice, via PHOs and NGOs and through publicly funded organisations outside of TWO is desirable. You will also need to be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

The Triage service provides a single point of entry for non-urgent referrals to adult mental health between 8am to 4.30pm, 6 days a week.

The service undertakes initial screening and assessment (telephone or face-to-face) of referrals to ascertain whether a comprehensive assessment is indicated within the community mental health service; or alternatively, to provide appropriate advice &/or facilitate an assisted referral to another service provider, such as a community based Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s).

The Mental Health and Addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

This team is committed to providing excellent evidence-based treatment for service users and values the skills and knowledge of clinical psychologist.

Ko ngaa hua o te noho ki roto o Waikato, te mahi hoki ki Te Whatu Ora, Waikato | The Benefits of living in Waikato and working for Te Whatu Ora, Waikato

Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, Waikato operates over a number of sites, Hamilton City our main campus and smaller community-based hospitals across our region. Hamilton City has easy access to beaches and mountains, so if your interests range from a host of water sports, mountain biking to vineyard lunches, the area has something for you right on your doorstep. To discover more about our stunning area, please click here.
• As part of our Health NZ, Waikato family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
• We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside our Health NZ, Waikato benefits and staff discount schemes.
• We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

He whare Manawanui, He whare Koronga | A committed workspace, a workspace with purpose
• We are committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
• As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
• Greater diversity within our Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter. We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply online as applications are unable to be accepted via email. If you have any questions about the role please contact Donna Pay, Charge Nurse Manager on 022 137 0042 or 07 834 6902.

Closing date: 3 June 2024

Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team
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