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Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Combined Mental Health Service, Gore or Balclutha

Salary Band – $75,078 - $106,858 p.a pro rata + Kiwisaver + Discounted health insurance


  • Permanent position available (0.5 – 1.0 FTE), 20-40 hours per week
  • Competitive salary + discounted health insurance + free parking close to the office!
  • Join a supportive and high performing multi-disciplinary team


Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • Provide outpatient clinics and outreach services to people living in Gore, Balclutha, and the wider Clutha area.
  • Play a key part in developing our model of care towards a stepped care approach and be responsible for the provision of patient-centric interventions.
  • Apply your experience to provide optimal assessment, treatment, and psychotherapy for those experiencing both acute and longstanding psychological conditions and issues.
  • Apply diagnostics, formulation, treatment planning and cognitive therapy skills alongside a small multi-disciplinary team.


It is expected that you will also assist in the support and mentoring of intern psychologists.


Mōu ake | About you

  • Motivated team player with exceptional communication skills.
  • Previous demonstrated experience of working with adult patients with mental illness in a community setting.
  • Current registration with the NZ Psychologists Board and a current Annual Practicing Certificate with a Clinical Scope of Practice.
  • Thrive in a busy and diverse working environment, with the ability to work well in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to clinical and professional development, including continuous learning and updating of skills and knowledge.


Please specify in your covering letter what your preference is for location and hours of work.


Travel will be required between Balclutha and Gore for a successful full-time applicant; therefore, a full and clean NZ Driver’s license is required.


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Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Discounted health insurance and access to Physiotherapy Staff Access Scheme
  • Free parking less than 2 minutes from the office!
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the DHBs/APEX Psychologists Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (1 June 2021 – 31 May 2023) and falls between Step 1 ($75,078 p.a) and Step 10 ($106,858 p.a pro rata).


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: Wednesday 18th October 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

For further information please contact our team at

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces

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