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Clinical Psychologists – Intellectual Disability (permanent and fixed term roles)

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Permanent & Fixed term, Full time (applicants looking to work part time will be considered)

Service: Intellectual Disability Forensic Service

About the role

The Regional Intellectual Disability Secure Service (RIDSS) is looking for a clinical psychologist to work with youth and adult offenders with an intellectual disability.

The RIDSS is an inpatient forensic rehabilitation service located in Porirua, Wellington. The service’s Model of Care is informed by the Good Lives model of offender rehabilitation and draws on the strengths of clients and all staff disciplines. Clinical psychologists play a central role in the formulation of client needs and the design and delivery of treatment.

In this role you will be based with an experienced and supportive team of clinical psychologists. Key features of the role include the provision of psychological assessment and therapy and the facilitation of the Stepping Stones emotion regulation group treatment programme. You will work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team and have opportunities to undertake research and create rehabilitation and service development initiatives.

The successful applicant will be supported to engage in professional development opportunities and receive individual supervision from an experienced clinical psychologist. You will also be supported by the broader MHAIDS and Te Korowai Whariki networks of clinical psychologists.


  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
  • Registration with NZ Psychologist Board, with Clinical Psychology as your Vocational Scope of Practice
  • Current Annual Practising Certificate
  • Full Drivers Licence

About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

How to apply

Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format.

If you would like to discuss this role further or make a time to come and visit the service, please contact Paul Oxnam, Clinical Director for National Intellectual Disability Services, at or Hayley Kemp, Team Leader for Adult Inpatient Intellectual Disability Services at