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We are seeking a Clinical Psychologist to provide a comprehensive service to Adults affected by mental illness located in Manukau City, a half hour drive from Auckland.

  • Beautiful unspoilt beaches and Botanical gardens
  • Great schools, affordable housing
  • Visit Rainbow’s End theme park for an unmissable day out!

Centrally located, Manukau is home to the second largest natural harbour in New Zealand popular for its fishing.  A great location where you can immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy the great outdoors - you can truly achieve that elusive work/life balance. Here you can really explore some of NZ’s most beautiful locations including Waiheke Island, famous for its vineyards or if you are a wilderness fan, why not visit beautiful Great Barrier Island with its hiking, mountain biking and sea kayaking opportunities

For this role: you should have a minimum of twelve months experience working in an integrated service for adults affected by mental illness. This position involves provision of clinical and team input as part of a multidisciplinary team serving the health needs of the target population.  Provision of clinical services is a core activity of this role, and there is also opportunity for innovative involvement and leadership in activities to support the development of improved services both within the team and the health service. You will be required to provide professional psychological consultation and opinions regarding service users and contribute to comprehensive clinical assessment.  To assist with treatment planning you will be required to conduct neuropsychological, psychometric, and cognitive testing procedures as appropriate.  You will also provide Interventions including individual therapy (CBT/DBT), therapeutic groups, family therapy, psycho-educational groups, behavioural management, and case consultation.

The Location  

Manukau is the heart of South Auckland offering a vibrant cosmopolitan culture with street markets bursting with life!  There is something for everyone from Rainbow’s End, New Zealand’s largest theme park to the annual Pasifika Festival, a weekend-long food and culture event dedicated to the region's culture.  You will find a host of family activities from mini golf, paintball, rope courses and go karting!   If you are looking for a slower pace, why not visit the some of the Vineyards around the region or take a walk around the stunning Auckland Botanic Gardens and enjoy some of the cafes along the way.

Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, from unspoiled beaches to wildlife sanctuaries.  Mount Eden dominated by a volcanic peak (Maungawhau) with hiking, and jogging trails leading to stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf.  With easy access to  Auckland airport;  international connections easy as well as making other domestic destinations such as Queenstown and the Bay of Islands easily accessible.

Find out more about the region here

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Sharon today.

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5276

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