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Registered Psychologist - Tasman Mental Health

Adult Community Mental Health

  • Are you passionate about mental health and the recovery process?
  • Permanent, part-time 40 hours fortnight (0.5 FTE)
  • Based in Alexandra Hospital, Richmond

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About these positions)

We have a permanent, part-time position available working 40 hours per fortnight (0.5 FTE), based at Alexandra Hospital, and working primarily in Motueka and Golden Bay. Our community mental health teams provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for people identified as having moderate to severe mental illness.

You will be joining our multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers, working closely with clients and their families and whānau to develop and maintain a wide range of skills to support and strengthen the recovery process. You will also work closely with referrers and colleagues from other agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people we support. You will provide a wide range of psychological services including assessment, formulation and treatment planning, and therapy sessions.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a NZ registered Psychologist who holds postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent), or experience and competency if registered under a different scope of practise. You will have clinical experience in working with people diagnosed with a wide range of mental illnesses, and referred to the Tasman Adult Community Mental Health Outpatient service.

You will have excellent interpersonal and organisations skills. You will be the type of person who fits into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines. You will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Rita Van Iddekinge - Manager Operational support on

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close on Thursday, 10 June 2021.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.