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Clinical Psychologist - Youth Forensic (Nga Taiohi)
08/01/2018
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Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Full Time
Health ProfessionalNZ

Nga Taiohi the new national youth forensic inpatient is a 10 bed unit which is specifically designed for the treatment of Rangatahi (young people) with severe mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues who have offended or alleged to have offended and are involved in New Zealands justice system.

This is a fixed term position to cover maternity leave for one year - starting 20 November 2017.

Our secure youth forensic unit is co-located with the existing Youth Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit (Rangatahi) and the Youth Intellectual Disability (ID) Inpatient Unit (Hikitia Te Wairua) in the Centre of Excellence at Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua. The new unit opened in April 2016

Youwill be responsible for facilitating the delivery of a range of psychological services for young offenders and their families. The work scope includes individual trauma assessment, brief interventions with rangatahi and their families and consultancy to other services. It may also include the preparation of reports for the Youth or District Courts.

Additionally, the Clinical Psychologist is expected to provide a range of other services to support the development and function of their teams and the organisation as a whole. This includes case consultation, staff training and supervision, leadership and involvement in service development activities, and research and evaluation-related activities.

You will have:
  • Minimum of a Masters Degree in Psychology and Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or equivalent & a current APC
  • Registration with NZ Psychologist Board, with Clinical Psychology as Vocational Scope of Practice

Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button


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