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Clinical Psychologist - iCAMHS

Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Nelson

  • Experience/interest in working with Whanau, infants, children, and adolescents
  • Be a valued member of our multidisciplinary team
  • Fixed-term, part-time position for up to 12 months based at Nelson Hospital
  • 0.8 FTE working 64 hours per fortnight

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)

iCAMHS is a regional service for children and youth with mental health disorders up to aged 18 years. Our multi-disciplinary teams are made up of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers, all trained in a range of treatment modalities.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychologist with experience within an iCAMHS, or mental health setting. You will bring experience, or an interest in further developing the iCAMHS service to focus on the mental health needs of infants and their parents, and younger age children, as well as working with children and adolescents. Some liaison / consultation with other areas and agencies will be required including working with community services such as Oranga Tamariki, schools, GPs and local Maori networks.

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

Suitable applicants will be passionate about providing psychological interventions for infants / young children and their families to ensure they get the best start in life. This will include knowledge of attachment and bonding, and the impact of adverse childhood events on healthy development, including emotional wellbeing and relationships.

You will have current registration with the NZ Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act (2003), hold a current Annual Practising Certificate and have appropriate experience and competency.

You will have up-to-date knowledge of current research findings relating to major mental health issues and trends, and psychological interventions for children, adolescents & families. You will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary team and 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, their support networks and other agencies and service providers.

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 Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson's and Marlborough's largest employer supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across the region.

Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, 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)

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a role that will have a significant impact on the future health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable community members and their whanau.

Nelson Tasman is a place of stunning natural landscapes and lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days. Find out more at .

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

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

For role specific information please contact Susan Murray, iCAMHS Interim Manager on or 027 488 9063.

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. 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.