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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

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:

  • $300,000 – $350,000/ 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

Clinical or Educational Psychologist

Position Overview:

As a Psychologist for A Change for Better and 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 our organisation. 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 recommendations to counselling staff 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 A Change for Better, The ACFB Fund, funding bodies, and regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legal and ethical requirements regarding record-keeping, data protection, and privacy.
  • For more information about The ACFB Fund: www.acfbfund.org.nz
  • A Change for Better: www.achangeforbetter.com

 

Qualifications:

  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational or Clinical Psychology as well as be registered with the Psychology Board of NZ as an Educational or Clinical Psychologist.
  • Registered with either the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists or the New Zealand Psychological Society
  • 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.
  • Children’s Worker checked

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

 

Benefits include:

$100,000 – $150,000/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
  • Ability to take an additional 4-weeks unpaid leave with reasonable notice
  • Up to $1,000 payment towards your professional registration fees yearly
  • Coverage of monthly supervision costs after 20 hours/ week
  • Flexible working hours – work-from-home opportunity

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Job Summary:

As an Administrative Assistant at A Change for Better (ACFB), you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our organisation. You will provide administrative support to various departments, assist in project management, and contribute to the efficient execution of daily operations. The ideal candidate is highly organised, detail-oriented, and possesses strong communication skills. Proficiency in Google Workspace, Asana, and WordPress administration is essential for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

Administrative Support:

  • Manage and maintain calendars, schedule meetings, and arrange appointments for the team.
  • Prepare and distribute documents, reports, and correspondence as required.
  • Handle incoming calls, emails, and other inquiries, providing accurate and timely responses.
  • Organise and maintain files, records, and databases in both electronic and physical formats.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and accommodations for staff when necessary.
  • Coordinating personal appointments and tasks for Directors.
  • Update/ invoice in Xero to outside vendors and clients as necessary.
  • Updating social media using Meta.

Project Coordination:

  • Assist in project management activities, including tracking project progress, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with team members to gather project-related information and compile reports.
  • Maintain project documentation, ensuring it is up to date and easily accessible.
  • Support the implementation of project plans and monitor adherence to timelines.

Office Management:

  • Manage office supplies inventory and place orders as needed.
  • Coordinate office maintenance, including liaising with vendors and service providers.
  • Support the onboarding process for new employees and volunteers, ensuring a smooth transition.
  • Assist in organising and coordinating internal events, meetings, and workshops.
  • Assist in any policy/procedure creation or editing.
  • Assist with the potential upcoming ACC tender (to be confirmed later in the year).

Online Platforms Administration:

  • Utilise Google Workspace tools (Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, etc.) efficiently to facilitate collaboration and productivity.
  • Maintain and update the organisation’s website using WordPress, ensuring content accuracy and functionality.
  • Manage tasks, projects, and workflows using Asana, ensuring timely completion and follow-up.
  • Updating graphics and promotions using Canva.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, or a related field preferred.
  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant or in a similar role for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Strong proficiency in Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, etc.).
  • Experience in WordPress administration and content management.
  • Familiarity with project management tools, preferably Asana.
  • Experience using Xero preferred but not required.
  • Canva experience preferred but not required.
  • Experience managing small social media accounts is a bonus.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and document preparation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Professionalism and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Drivers license and your own vehicle.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive pay rate
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Leave – Government Standards
  • 2% Salary Sacrifice for an Additional Week of Leave
  • Work-from-home opportunities after 6 months of employment

Additional Info:

  • 20 hours weekly to start with the ability to go full time in 6-12 months
  • 5 hours daily, 4 days per week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location before work-from-home option: Leeston, Canterbury

Current Volunteer Openings

Please see the Volunteering Canterbury Website here.

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