Job number - WAI25591


Where you’ll be working: , Waikato Hospital

The details: Permanent Full time or Part-time position available

Salary details: Step 1 – Step 12 range of the APEX Allied Scientific and Technical Multi- Employer Collection Agreement (MECA)


  • Are you an NZ-registered psychologist who is passionate about supporting tamariki with developmental disabilities and looking to make a positive difference in the lives of tamariki and their whanau?


Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

You will be working alongside a group of dedicated and supportive psychologist colleagues as part of a multidisciplinary team within the Child Development Centre (CDC). The CDC provides multi-disciplinary assessment and intervention for tamariki aged 0 – 19 years with developmental disabilities. The psychologists within CDC carry out diagnostic assessments with children and young adolescents with developmental disabilities.


Within this role there may be the opportunity to work as part of the Gateway Service, alongside paediatricians to provide assessment of children’s health, developmental needs, mental health, trauma, emotional and education needs. From the assessment, a multi-agency agreement is decided on with health and Oranga Tamariki services.


The position would ideally suit a psychologist with experience in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and other common neurodevelopmental conditions. Proficiency in the administration and interpretation of psychometric instruments, in particular the WISC-V and the ADOS-2 would be an advantage. Excellent written communication skills are required as assessment report writing is a key part of the role.


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(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:

  • New Zealand Psychologists Board (Te Poari Kaimātai Hinengaro o Aotearoa) registration and current annual practicing certificate (or in the process of obtaining).
  • Hold a post graduate qualification in clinical, educational, child and adolescent or health psychology
  • A full New Zealand driver's licence and the ability to travel


Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

Child Development Centre is a child-centred and family-focused service for children who have, or are suspected of having, developmental disabilities. The service provides multi-disciplinary and individual profession comprehensive assessment and intervention for tamariki aged 0 – 19 years with developmental disabilities. The team includes Paediatricians, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Language Therapists, Social Workers, Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapists, Developmental Service Coordinators, Kaitiaki and administration staff.


Ko ngaa hua o te noho ki roto o Waikato, te mahi hoki ki Te Whatu Ora, Waikato | The Benefits of living in Waikato and working for Te Whatu Ora, Waikato

Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Health New Zealand | 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 Health NZ, Waikato family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside our Health NZ, Waikato benefits and staff discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.


He whare Manawanui, He whare Koronga | A committed workspace, a workspace with purpose

  • We are 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 Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.


Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter. We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.


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 the Recruitment Team –


Closing date: Open until filled


Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!