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Psychologist - YSS

Psychologist – Youth Specialty Service


Salary range - $77,478 and Step 10 $111,719 + Kiwisaver

  • Permanent, full-time position


Mō te tūranga | About the role

The Youth Specialty Service in Dunedin provides support and treatment for youth experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, including support to family.


This position will see you managing a caseload, providing assessment, treatment and co-working to facilitate the best outcome for the patient and family.  You will enjoy working collaboratively alongside other experienced clinical staff to promote healthy family systems and be able to form sound links with external agencies.


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Mōu ake | About you

  • Possess a positive attitude, a strong sense of self-awareness and personal resilience.
  • Previous demonstrated experience of applying appropriate youth focused mental health interventions, with a strong emphasis on family inclusion and family therapy for youth.
  • 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 note that other Psychologist opportunities at Te Whatu Ora Southern are also available, for details please visit our website


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 Allied, Public Health, Scientific, and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (Expires June 2023) and falls between Step 1 ($77,478 p.a) and Step 10 ($111,719 p.a).


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Tuesday 12th March 2024

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


Tono ināianei | Apply now


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

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, 


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


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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