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Psychologist - Mental Health Service for Older People

Where you’ll be working: Mental Health Service for Older People

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

Come and join our dedicated interdisciplinary team of health care professionals.

About the service:

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

About the role:

You will conduct comprehensive psychological assessments and provide psychological therapy to clients over the age of 65 years with a wide range of mental health problems. You would be working alongside supportive psychology colleagues who have established expertise within this specialist area. You would formulate and implement therapy confidently from a strong theoretical orientation. This role would work between our Hamilton and Thames Offices.

Neuropsychological interest and experience is an advantage but not a necessity.

Some travel to clinics and clients outside of Hamilton will be required.

Applications will be considered only for those with New Zealand registration in the appropriate scope.

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 further inquiries, please contact Heather Chase Mental Health Service for Older People on +64 7 839 8603.

Application closing date: 23 January 2022


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