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Clinical Psychologist - Community Mental Health, Nelson

Integrated Adult Community Mental Health teams

Permanent full-time position based at Nelson Hospital.

  • Are you passionate about mental health and the recovery process?
  • Join our experienced multidisciplinary teams
  • Enjoy the sought after Nelson/Tasman lifestyle

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

Our Community Adult Mental Health teams provide comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and monitoring of people identified as having moderate to severe mental illness and associated psychosocial issues.

You will be joining our multi-disciplinary teams of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers, working closely with clients and their families and whānau to develop and maintain a wide range of skills to support and strengthen the recovery process. You will also work closely with referrers and colleagues from other agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people we support. You will provide a wide range of psychological services including assessment, formulation and treatment planning, and therapy sessions.

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

You will be a NZ registered Clinical Psychologist who holds postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent), and registration in the Clinical Scope of Practice with up-to-date knowledge of current research findings relating to major mental health issues and trends.

You will have excellent interpersonal and organisations skills and will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary teams. You will be the type of person who fits into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines. You will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

The Nelson adult community mental health team is located on the Braemar Campus site of Nelson Hospital, close to Nelson City, and maintains connections with fellow DHB psychologists within the wider team, including joint annual development days.

Both the NZ Psychological Society and the NZ College of Clinical Psychologist have active branches in the Nelson area and provide opportunities for members to attend training, and maintain connections with psychologists in private practice.

The Nelson and Tasman regions are based at the top of the South Island and have a reputation as the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand. There are three large national parks all within 90 minutes drive. All outdoor pursuits are catered for providing opportunity for mountain biking, tramping, beach and water sports, and skiing and the region is well known for its wineries, art, crafts and relaxed lifestyle. For more information visit

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Selwyn Mason, Acting Professional Leader - Psychology at, direct dial (03) 5393747.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close: Friday. 3 September 2021 (unless filled prior).

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Nelson Marlborough Health 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.