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Clinical Psychologist job in New Zealand

Position: Clinical Psychologist
Industry: Health
Service: Older Adults Mental Health
Contract: Permanent Full Time
Location: New Zealand
Job #: 40

Older Adults Mental Health Services are for consumers aged 65 years or over and are provided within inpatient and community settings.  

Working within multi-disciplinary teams these clinical psychology jobs provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for clients who:

  • Develop new psychiatric disorders in later life.
  • Have psychiatric complications of a physical illness associated with ageing.
  • Are under the age of 65 with an age related organic psychiatric or developmental disorder.

To be considered you will need to: 

  • be a fully qualified clinical psychologist with a sound knowledge of the developmental and mental health and physical health needs of older adults. 
  • have skills in psychological assessments including testing.
  • be able to work therapeutically with older adults.
  • have clinical case management experience.
  • be able to work collaboratively with other professionals. 
  • be an effective verbal communicator with strong relationship management skills.
If interested then apply in order to have your skills and experience evaluated against  jobs as they become available. You don't have to be an active job seeker to apply.  

Suitably matched clinical psychologists will receive information about the role, the employer and the locations, an estimate of likely salary and details of any relocation assistance.

Short-listed psychologists will receive guidance in making applications and interview preparation. 

Job alerts will then be forwarded as roles become available. 

Expressions of interest are encouraged from both local and overseas psychologists.  New Zealand immigration visas would be available for qualifying overseas candidates and their families.

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