The ACFB Fund

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At A Change for Better – The ACFB Fund, we provide affordable access to psychological assessments and mental health therapy. While we grow, we will be looking for many different roles so keep an eye out on this page for further updates!

Current Job Openings

Clinical Psychologist

Position Overview:

As a Clinical Psychologist for The ACFB Fund, you will undergo a thorough vetting process to ensure your qualifications, experience, and adherence to professional standards align with the values and mission of The ACFB Fund. You will play a crucial role in providing high-quality mental health assessments to individuals who may not otherwise qualify for support or resources.

Key Responsibilities:

Assessment and Treatment:
  • Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments to evaluate clients’ needs, concerns, and goals.
  • Utilise evidence-based assessment tools and clinical expertise to inform accurate diagnoses and treatment planning.
  • Provide individualised, client-centred therapy using appropriate therapeutic modalities and interventions.
  • Monitor and evaluate clients’ progress, adjusting treatment plans as necessary to support their mental well-being.
Ethical and Professional Practice:
  • Adhere to the professional codes of ethics and standards of practice relevant to your field and membership organisations.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy in all interactions with clients, ensuring their rights and autonomy are respected.
  • Stay informed about current research, best practices, and developments in the field of mental health therapy.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development activities to enhance your knowledge and skills.
Collaborative Care:
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including other mental health professionals and peer support staff, to ensure holistic and coordinated care for clients.
  • Communicate effectively with clients’ healthcare providers, social services, and other relevant stakeholders to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Participate in case conferences, team meetings, and clinical supervision to support collaborative decision-making and professional growth.
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain accurate and confidential client records, including assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and other required documentation.
  • Complete and submit reports and documentation as required by The ACFB Fund, funding bodies, and regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal and ethical requirements regarding record-keeping, data protection, and privacy.

Qualifications:

  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology as well as be registered with the Psychology Board of NZ as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • If based abroad, eligibility for such registration and membership is required. Permanent Residency or a suitable Work Visa should be obtained through Immigration New Zealand prior to submitting an application for this role. 
  • Knowledge and experience doing autism and ADHD assessments online.
  • Maintain current and valid licensure or registration as required by the regulatory bodies in New Zealand.
  • Demonstrate ongoing professional development through participation in relevant training, workshops, and conferences.
  • Ability to pass a police check.
  • Hold professional indemnity insurance.

This is a part-time position (8 hours/ week) based online or in your own private practice clinic room. Ability to increase hours as caseload grows up to full-time.

Benefits include:

  • $130,000 – $160,000/ year (pro-rata) with a 4% KiwiSaver match (depending on experience and qualifications)
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Leave – Government Standards
  • 2%/ 4% Salary sacrifice for an additional week or two of leave
  • Up to $700 payment towards your professional registration fees yearly
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-from-home opportunity

Psychiatrist

Position Overview:

As a Psychiatrist for The ACFB Fund, you will undergo a thorough vetting process to ensure your qualifications, experience, and adherence to professional standards align with the values and mission of The ACFB Fund. You will play a crucial role in providing high-quality mental health assessments and medications to individuals who may not otherwise qualify for support or resources.

Key Responsibilities:

Assessment and Treatment:
  • Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments to evaluate clients’ needs, concerns, and goals.
  • Utilise evidence-based assessment tools and clinical expertise to inform accurate diagnoses and treatment planning.
  • Prescribe medications where appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate clients’ progress, adjusting treatment plans as necessary to support their mental well-being.
Ethical and Professional Practice:
  • Adhere to the professional codes of ethics and standards of practice relevant to your field and membership organisations.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy in all interactions with clients, ensuring their rights and autonomy are respected.
  • Stay informed about current research, best practices, and developments in the field of mental health therapy.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development activities to enhance your knowledge and skills.
Collaborative Care:
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including other mental health professionals and peer support staff, to ensure holistic and coordinated care for clients.
  • Communicate effectively with clients’ healthcare providers, social services, and other relevant stakeholders to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Participate in case conferences, team meetings, and clinical supervision to support collaborative decision-making and professional growth.
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain accurate and confidential client records, including assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and other required documentation.
  • Complete and submit reports and documentation as required by The ACFB Fund, funding bodies, and regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal and ethical requirements regarding record-keeping, data protection, and privacy.

Qualifications:

  • Current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and full membership of RANZCP. 
  • If based abroad, eligibility for such registration and membership is required. Permanent Residency or a suitable Work Visa should be obtained through Immigration New Zealand prior to submitting application for this role. 
  • At least three years post-registration experience working with children and/or adults in clinical settings is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience doing assessments online.
  • Maintain current and valid licensure or registration as required by the regulatory bodies in New Zealand.
  • Demonstrate ongoing professional development through participation in relevant training, workshops, and conferences.
  • Ability to pass a police check.
  • Hold professional indemnity insurance.

This is a part-time position (8 hours/ week) based online or in your own private practice clinic room. Ability to increase hours as caseload grows up to full-time. 

Benefits include:

  • $180,000 – $225,000/ year (pro-rata) with a 4% KiwiSaver match (depending on experience and qualifications)
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Leave – Government Standards
  • 2%/ 4% Salary sacrifice for an additional week or two of leave
  • Up to $1,000 payment towards your professional registration fees yearly
  • Flexible working hours – work around your lifestyle!
  • Work-from-home opportunity

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