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Clinical Psychologist, Tararua Community Mental Health (VID: 5799)

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Location: Dannevirke Community Hospital
Service: Community Mental Health - CMH Team Tararua
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 13/02/2022
MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the current Health Order, applicants must be doubled vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than 1 January 2022. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
(Scope of Practice – Clinical Psychologist)
Te Uru Rauhi, Mental Health and Addiction Services have an exciting opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist Allied Health Professional Mental Health and Addiction.  The Clinical Psychologist will be a member of Community Mental Health and Addiction Services in Tararua.
Mental Health and Addictions Services at MDHB are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages interconnectedness socially, spiritually, physically and environmentally and encompasses the aspirations to achieve ‘WAIORA’ flourishing individuals, whānau, and communities. This new service model delivery approach will support the achievement of whānau whaiora. Clinical Psychologist’s will report to the Tararua Locality Service Manager, Mental Health & Addiction Services. This role will be pivotal in ensuring in the delivery of safe, efficient, and comprehensive contemporary high quality, person and whānau centred clinical services.
The successful candidate requirements:
  • A registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Commitment to MDHB core values: Compassionate - Ka whai aroha, Respectful - Ka whai Ngākau, Courageous - Ka Mātātoa and Accountable - Ka noho haepapa.
  • Have excellent written and interpersonal skills
  • Strives for excellence and delivers high-quality care that focuses on the needs of the consumer and whānau.
The successful candidate will be offered the ability to contribute to the vision of providing Te Mātāpuna o te Ora – connected care for Mental Health and Addiction Services for whānau to ensure flourishing resilient hapori/communities and have the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed and focused on contributing to equity of health outcomes. We are looking for a candidate who is excited by change, who is committed to ensuring quality, culturally responsive care.
If you wish to discuss the position further, please contact Robyn Girling-Butcher Professional leader Psychology on 06 3508839 or email  

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website. 

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.
For further information:
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Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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