• 1.0 FTE / permanent, full-time role
  • 80 hours per fortnight
  • Nelson location
  • Be a valued member of our multidisciplinary team

Join Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

Nga mohiohio e pa ana ki tenei mahi (About this position)

iCAMHS is a regional service for children and young people aged up to aged 18 years, who are experiencing serious mental health disorders.

Our multi-disciplinary teams are made up of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers, all trained in a range of treatment modalities.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychologist with at least two years post-registration experience within an iCAMHS, or acute mental health setting. You will bring experience and interest in the mental health needs of children and adolescents. We work closely and collaboratively with other agencies including schools, Oranga Tamariki, Te Piki Oranga, NGOs and GPs.

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

Suitable applicants will be passionate about providing psychological interventions for children, adolescents and their families.

You will have current registration with the NZ Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act (2003), hold a current Annual Practising Certificate and have appropriate experience and competency.

You will have up-to-date knowledge of current research findings relating to major mental health issues and trends, and psychological interventions for children, adolescents and families. You will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary team and 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, their support networks and other agencies and service providers.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.

A matou ropu (About our team)

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, 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.

Etahi atu mohiohio (More information)


Nga huanga o tenei mahi (The benefits of this position)

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a role that will have a significant impact on the future health and wellbeing of children and their whanau.

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact Deb Moore - iCAMHS Service Manager on Deb.Moore@nmdhb.govt.nz

Apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.



Applications close Saturday, 6 April 2024 (unless filled prior).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.