Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital – Child Development Centre (CDC)

The details: There are opportunities for permanent or fixed term and full time or part time roles to work as a psychologist in the CDC 

Are you passionate about tamariki with developmental disabilities and looking to make a positive difference in the lives of tamariki and their whanau? 

About the role:

You will be working in 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. 

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. 

Required skills & experience:

  • registration with the NZ Psychologists Board
  • hold a valid annual practicing certificate
  • hold a post graduate qualification in clinical, educational, child and adolescent or health psychology
  • a full New Zealand licence and the ability to travel

Allied Health Service:

Allied Health is a department of the Waikato DHB that provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system. 

A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.  

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. 

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 here: http://tas-adhbrac.taleo.net/careersection/.wai_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=wai17400 

Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team at taylor.spence@waikatodhb.health.nz 

Application closing date: 4 July 2021 

Position description – Psychologist 


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