Clinical or Registered Psychologist – CAMHS - Nelson

Job Number: 
Nelson Marlborough Health
Nelson Marlborough
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 17 September 2020

Clinical or Registered Psychologist – CAMHS - Nelson

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services 

  • Experience / interest in working with infants, their parents and younger age children
  • Permanent 0.8FTE position based at Nelson Hospital
  • Be a valued member of our multidisciplinary team 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

CAMHS is a regional service for children and youth with serious mental health disorders up to aged 18 years. 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 or Registered Psychologist with at least two years post-registration experience within a CAMHS or acute mental health setting and experience, or interest in further developing the CAMHS service to focus on the mental health needs of infants and their parents, and younger age children. Some liaison / consultation with other areas and agencies will be required including working with community services such as Oranga Tamariki, schools, GPs and local Maori networks.

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

You will have current registration with the NZ Psychologists Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act (2003) and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate. Applicants would be generally expected to hold a Clinical Scope of practise; however, consideration will be given to other Registered Psychologists if their experience meets the required competencies for this position. 

You will have up-to-date knowledge of current research findings relating to major mental health issues and trends. 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. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for 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 as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. The area is rich in art and culture with many cafes and excellent schools and facilities for families. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

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

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274.

For role specific enquiries please contact Deb Moore, Senior Psychologist on [email protected] 

Ref: N20-320

Applications close: Thursday 17th September.  

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