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Clinical Psychologist (Adult Mental Health)

  • Location:


  • Applications Close:

    10 August 2024

  • Sector:

    Mental Health
  • Type:


  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Nelson/Marlborough

  • Contact:

If you are wanting the satisfaction of being able to work with all types of clinical presentations, be involved in service developments and are ready to develop leadership skills, our Nelson team is for you. Come join us, start benefiting from flexible work conditions and the balanced lifestyle that Nelson offers.

  • 1.0 FTE / Permanent
  • 80 hours per fortnight
  • Nelson location
  • Opportunity to engage in service development initiatives
  • Rewarding role within a supportive, well established team
  • Suitable for experienced/senior, or recently qualified Clinical Psychologist

Join Health New Zealand l Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

In this role you will be working with individuals aged 18 and up, who are experiencing acute, severe and /or chronic mental health difficulties. As part of the Nelson based team, you will be working closely alongside other talking therapists and be part of a larger multi-disciplinary team.

As part of that team, you will be involved in processing and managing psychology referrals, the waitlist and providing psychological perspectives at MDT for routine and complex cases. You are also strongly encouraged to participate in and initiate service development projects as appropriate. You will also be encouraged to take up opportunities which expose you to organisational and operational matters as they occur.

We are a generalist service, although wherever possible we can support you to further personal interests and the provision of psychological services to sub speciality fields.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for someone with a minimum of five years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist who is registered or eligible for registration in the Clinical Scope with NZ Psychologist Board (

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the top of the south island, providing care to over 150,000 people. We provide services across the region, with our main locations in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs.

Psychological Team

We are a team of over 25 psychologists located across Nelson, Blenheim and Golden Bay.

We work across, adult, child, addictions, inpatient and health services.

We value collegiality and are looking for someone who shares this approach. We need someone who has an aptitude for working within a public funded health system.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

You will have your own office and technology to support you work in the community, at home and to link with specialist services based in the main centres.

We are committed to ensuring clinicians are engaged in ongoing professional development and that they have the right supervision to support them in this. In this role you will be involved in providing supervision to psychology colleagues, growing to supervision of colleagues of other disciplines.

We have links with tertiary institutions and support training programmes through student placements and internships. In this role you have the opportunity to mentor and or supervise students on placement.

You will have an annual performance review, which is an opportunity for career reflection and goal setting with seniors and your professional lead.

At Health NZ Nelson Marlborough we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community.

The package

Pay and conditions are set out in accordance with the APEX Contract as a starting point. Flexible / hybrid work models are able to be negotiated. Support for visa / immigration and relocation may be provided on a case by case basis.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

If you are interested, please contact Rita Van Iddekinge – Manager Mental Health for an initial chat. She can be reached via email:

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Applications close: Open until filled (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.