19 Sep 2018

Full-Time Clinical Psychologist with an interest in forensic psychology

Ngaakau Tapatahi – Posted by NKTTHamilton West, Waikato, New Zealand

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Ngaakau Tapatahi

Job Description

Ngaakau Tapatahi Trust provides Human Resource Management support to Hauora Waikato and Ngaa Ringa Awhina.


We are looking for a skilled and experienced Clinical Psychologist operating at the top of their profession, with strong clinical abilities and a sound understanding of the Mental Health Act, clinical governance, and quality processes with an interest in forensics.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, your role with be to provide and fulfil generic and discipline-specific specialist mental health assessment and treatment in relation to the bio-psychosocial well-being of whaanau with an identified psychiatric illness and assessment of those referred for diagnosis.

As an Experienced Clinical Psychologist working for the kaupapa you will be able to utilise and expand your clinical skills; you will also have the opportunity to develop specialised cultural service delivery interventions.

The successful applicant will have a professional approach and work collaboratively with other personnel to ensure the best possible support is provided for service users. The successful applicant will exhibit high personal and professional standards in accordance with professional best practice, and suit confident communicators who can accurately record their work in a clinical management system.

We are a kaupapa Maori service, we believe that having a diverse work force allows us to support individuals and their whaanau. The ability to speak Te Reo is not a prerequisite and you may not have previous experience in a kaupapa Maori environment but if you have a desire to understand and support Tikanga Maori this may offer you an opportunity to grow within the kaupapa.

We acknowledge that each person is an individual and brings unique skills and experience with them to the kaupapa and offer opportunities for professional growth and development. The kaupapa is a supportive environment that ensures no one works in isolation and a collaborative approach is expected.


  • Registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board;
  • Current Annual Practising Certificate;
  • 1 + years post-registration experience in mental health – assessment and treatment;
  • Able to process clear written records of interventions in line with best practise standards.

Those employed by Ngaakau Tapatahi:

  • Must comply with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 and have a clean Police Vetting record, this will include any charges under the * Criminal records (Clean Slate ) Act 2004
  • Hold a current, clean full New Zealand Driver’s License, as driving is a requirement of this position.

How to Apply

If you are interested please do not delay, send your details directly to hr@ngaakautapatahi.org.nz Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Job Categories: Mental Health Services. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health, Ngaakau Tapatahi Trust, and Waikato. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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