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Clinical Psychologist - Rural South Sector AMH, Te Awamutu

Job Number: TOK00236

Where you’ll be working: Rural South Sector, Waikato

The details: Permanent, 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)

One of our long-serving psychologists has just moved away and we are now looking for a Clinical Psychologist to join the Rural South Community Mental Health Team - working with adults experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

We are looking for an experienced clinical psychologist to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding to a varied caseload. Ideally you will be experienced in providing therapeutic interventions, solutions and advocacy with adults experiencing mental health difficulties to achieve their optimal mental wellbeing. You will be working within a supportive MDT under experienced and stable management as well as close professional support. We are a friendly and welcoming team that values the contribution clinical psychology makes.

We offer:

• Extensive internal training opportunities, to support skill development

• Full orientation and mentoring to help you get to know our services

• Access to clinical supervision

• A relocation package (conditions apply) to move to the Mighty Waikato!

As a rural service we cover a large geographical area including Te Awamutu, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui, therefore a willingness to travel within work time is essential. The base for this position is in Te Awamutu which allows for a generous array of options for where to live and within a reasonable price range. We are just 30 mins from Hamilton, an easy drive to Tauranga and Rotorua and within simple reach of beautiful lakes, rivers and native forests along with all the sporting and outdoor activities you could wish to do.

Applicants must have registration with the Psychology Board of New Zealand and hold a full, clean drivers licence. If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply.


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 021 409812 or Jonathan Ballantyne, clinical lead 021 2435364

Application closing date: 13 May 2022


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