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Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - CADS

Where you’ll be working: Hamilton Community and Other Drug Service (CADS), He Toa Takitini, 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – up to 64 hours per fortnight

We have an exciting opportunity for a clinical or counselling psychologist who is interested in working in an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team that is focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of tāngata whaiora and their whanau.

About the service:

The CADS service provides alcohol and other drug assessment and interventions to tāngata whaiora with moderate to severe addictions issues. This team is committed to providing excellent evidence-based treatment for tāngata whaiora and we value the skills and expertise psychology brings. Our aim is to be part of a responsive continuum of services for people who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs and who may also have coexisting mental health issues.

Required skills & experience:

The successful applicant will need good psychological skills and knowledge alongside the ability to work within teams and systems. We are looking for someone who can provide a range of interventions both on a one-to-one and group basis and who is up to date with current clinical practice in psychology.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

The DHB offers psychologists a dedicated continuing professional development budget and encourages people to build on their existing knowledge and skills base.

To view the position description please click here.

Why Waikato:

Waikato is the fourth largest region in New Zealand and located just south of Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glowworm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.

Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact

Application closing date: 31 December 2021

Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga