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Clinical Psychologist - Infant, Child Adolescent Mental Health

Clinical Psychologist - Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Job Number: WAI26527

Where you’ll be working: ICAMHS - Waiora CBD, Hamilton

The details: Permanent - Full-time or part-time

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Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We are looking for a clinical psychologist to join our friendly and skilled team. We are based in central Hamilton and our service users/tangata whaiora are based both locally and rurally.

Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities and offers top-notch dining, active outdoors and an internationally renowned Botanic Garden. It’s central location makes it an ideal springboard for beaches, lakes and mountains.

You will receive excellent support and collegiality with our established group of clinical psychologists, engaged clinical leadership and stable line management. We are looking for psychologists who enjoy applying their skills with a wide range of significant and severe psychological disorders, who enjoy the support of a full multi-disciplinary team but also appreciate a good degree of independence. We have good links with the local university training programme and promote opportunities to engage with training and supervision.

For this role we are looking for someone who is can provide specialised psychological assessment and provide therapy to child and adolescent and their whanau.

Click here to view the position description.

(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)

Mōu | About you

Skills and experience you’ll need to be considered for the role:

  • Registered in a Clinical scope with the NZ Psychology Board
  • Current Annual Practising Certificate with the NZPB, or eligibility to obtain
  • ICAMHS experience is preferred but not essential
  • Commitment or willingness to learn about Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Sound skills in mental health assessment, treatment and safety planning
  • Experience or willingness to train within a DBT and/or FBT framework
  • A full driver's licence with no limitations
  • You have superior communication and organisational skills with a commitment to work collaboratively in a large, dynamic multidisciplinary team.

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

We provide specialist services for infants, children/tamariki and adolescents/rangatahi who are experiencing serious mental health challenges. There is a strong emphasis on family/ whanau involvement in their recovery journey. We have established treatment pathways which include Acute and crisis response, Eating disorders, DBT, Infant mental health and Group programmes. As a community-based service, we are open Monday to Friday during office hours.

What does Te Whatu Ora, Waikato offer you?

Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Te Whatu Ora Waikato operates over a number of sites, Hamilton City our main campus and smaller community-based hospitals across our region. Hamilton City has easy access to beaches and mountains, so if your interests range from a host of water sports, mountain biking to vineyard lunches, the area has something for you right on your doorstep. To discover more about our stunning area, please click here.

  • As part of our TWO family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside your TWO benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and access to TWO staff discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce. Why work for us?
  • We’re committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity within our Te Whatu Ora family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply online as applications are unable to be accepted via email. If you have any questions about the role please contact

Closing date: Open until filled

Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!