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Clinical Psychologist - ICAMH's - Rural South

Where you’ll be working: Southern Cluster – 298 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu

The details: Permanent – 20 hours per week

We have a rare opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join our Southern Cluster ICAMH’s team.

We are looking for a motivated clinical psychologist, who is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and young people. A passion to work with tamariki, rangatahi, and their whanau is a key part of the role.

You will have the opportunity to work within a supportive multidisciplinary team including both DHB and NGO clinicians. The wider team is made up of community mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, and clinical psychologists, so you will be well supported.

This position will combine both assessment and psychological treatment for tamariki and rangatahi experiencing serious mental health challenges, as well as inclusion of whanau in the recovery journey. It will be important that you are comfortable working with a variety of clinical presentations, however a specific interest in eating disorders would be a valuable contribution you could make.

It will be important that you can work both independently but also as part of a team and therefore being able to maintain excellent working relationships with both clinicians and whanau is vital.

The Southern Cluster covers four bases: Te Awamutu, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui so the willingness to travel is a must.

There are opportunities to participate in regular professional development, clinical support and supervision, as well as access to an individual continuing professional development fund.

As the successful candidate you will:

• Be a registered Clinical Psychologist with the NZ Psychologist's Board.

• Have a current APC.

• Be able to work collaboratively with clinicians and whanau.

• Be recovery focused and client centred.

• Be sensitive to all cultures and able to apply the Treaty of Waitangi principles into practice.

• Be the holder of a current full drivers licence.

Please click here to view the position description.


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.

Your application:

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

For more information please contact Kathryn Blakey, charge nurse manager on 021 409 812 or Lily de Bruin, Clinical Lead- Psychology on (07) 839 8886.

Application closing date: 30 April 2022

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