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Clinical Psychologist - Central South

Where you’ll be working: Hamilton Adult Community Mental Health Service (He Toa Takitini), 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Permanent – up to 64 hours per fortnight

We are looking for a clinical psychologist who is interested in working in an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team that is focussed on improving the lives and mental health of people in the Waikato.

About the service:

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

This team is committed to providing excellent evidence-based treatment for service users and values the skills and knowledge of clinical psychologists.

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.

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.

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.

Your application:

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

If you are interested in this position or would like more information, please contact either Kirstin Thomson, Clinical Lead for Psychology, He Toa Takitini – 027 302 7202 or Julie Taylor, Charge Nurse Manager on 027 583 7480.

Application closing date: 4 July 2021


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