Clinical Psychologist - Rural

  • Permanent position 20 hours per week (0.5FTE)
  • NZ Registration as a Psychologist with a clinical scope of practice is essential.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Rural Team is the outreach team for Specialist Mental Health Services providing assessment and treatment for those with a moderate to severe mental health issue  living in our rural communities between Kaikoura to the north and the Rakaia River in the south.  The position involves psychology specific assessment and treatment.

  • Permanent – 0.5 FTE position available for 20 hours per week.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team

Ko wai koe | About You

This position involves general Clinical Psychology work – principally for outpatients but may include a component of inpatient consultation. In addition to general service training, specific professional development through ongoing education is supported.

You will hold a minimum of a Masters in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent), and Registration in the Clinical Scope of Practice. Previous experience in the Adult Mental Health field is preferred but your other skill backgrounds or experience will be given full consideration.

The position is a busy role where excellent interpersonal skills and organisational skills are vital. You will draw on your mental health experience to deliver comprehensive assessment and support to clients and their families/whanau and will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary team, working closely with referrers and colleagues from other agencies.

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here

For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.


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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2361739r1

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 April 2023