Clinical Psychologist - West Adult Community Service

Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

About Us

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board – working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, ‘whole of system’ approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About the Role

The Adult Community Mental Health Service provides treatment for people aged 18-65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. Join us in this part time role and enjoy providing assessment and treatment interventions for outpatients of the Adult Community Mental Health Service.

In this part-time position 0.5FTE over a fixed term starting in March and ending March 2019.

In this position your time will be utilised to provide individual and group treatment within the MindSight Programme. The MindSight Programme is a specialist treatment service for consumers with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. The programme is an integrated component of Community Mental Health services involving eight half-time clinicians who specialise in delivering Mentalisation-Based Treatment (MBT).

Skills & Experience

You’ll hold a Masters in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent), and Registration in the Clinical Scope of Practise. Previous experience in the Adult Mental Health field is preferred but your other skill backgrounds or experience will be given full consideration. Experience treating Borderline Personality Disorder is desirable. If required, training in (MBT) will be provided. The position provides ongoing supervision and support to maintain and develop MBT practitioner skills, along with support for general professional development through ongoing education.

The position is a busy role where excellent interpersonal skills and organisational skills are vital. You will draw on your mental health experience to deliver comprehensive assessment and support to clients and their families/whanau and will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary team, working closely with referrers and colleagues from other agencies. The specialist nature of the role affords opportunities for teaching, research and consultative-input both within the wider organisation as well as regionally.

Our Culture

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua.​


  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You.
  • We help you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes.

How to Apply

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Hayley Buick, Recruitment Specialist – Allied Health, Phone: (03) 3377961 or email

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 January 2018

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