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Calling All Clinical Psychologists - Exciting Opportunities


Full Time (Monday – Friday)


Remuneration as per APEX Psychologist MECA guidelines


  • Flexible working, including working from home
  • Commitment to your professional development (generous continuing professional development funding)
  • Highly supportive and learning team environment


At Counties Manukau, Clinical Psychologists work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to provide psychological assessments and interventions for service users. Clinical Psychologists provide a range of services to support the development and function of their teams and the organisation as a whole. These activities include, but are not limited to: case consultation, staff training, supervision, leadership, involvement in service development activities, and research and evaluation-related activities.


We have full time/part time, permanent vacancies in different services across Counties Manukau Health.



The Otara/Mangere locality service provides a range of high quality, integrated and comprehensive mental health assessments, treatment interventions and support for adults experiencing mental health and co-existing drug and alcohol issues who reside in the Otara, Mangere, Papatoetoe and Otahuhu areas.

The diversity of our community and the range of mental health needs it presents, facilitates a stimulating and challenging environment for our clinicians. The role works with a multi-disciplinary team and some of the duties include psychological assessments, individual therapy, brief episode of care interventions and group work.

We work closely with our service users, Non-Government Organisation’s and their Primary care providers. We can offer you a chance to work both independently and as part of a strong quality-focussed team. You will also be provided with ongoing support with clinical supervision and professional development opportunities.


Regional Dual Disability Service - Full Time and Part Time 0.5FTE available:

Are you passionate about working with people with an intellectual disability and/or autism and their families/whanau and liaising with professionals and organisations?

RDDS is a regional specialist team, covering the four northern region DHBs. We offer a service of assessment, intervention, and consultation for adult clients with both a psychiatric disorder and intellectual disability. Our service users commonly have complex needs. The role of a clinical psychologist may include formal assessments of intellectual disability and ASD, talking therapy, systems approaches, behavioural management as well as teaching and consultation.

We currently have 6 clinicians including a consultant psychologist. The team has undergone a regional review, resulting in a commitment to expansion. This is an exciting time to be a part of this team and contribute to its development and growth. The team is currently based in Manukau.



Are you passionate about working with older people who are affected by mental illness and/or dementia? We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive, integrated and progressive service to older people and their whanau.

The Mental Health Services for Older People at Counties Manukau is a multi-disciplinary team for those over 65 years of age, or younger if they have age related concerns. The service has an inpatient ward; however, this post is with Community Team East and will mainly be in the community. The team is based at Middlemore Hospital with access to satellite sites.

You will be working alongside another experienced psychologist and have the opportunity to work with psychology interns in a supportive environment that values your skills and profession. The role of a psychologist may include formal assessments, talking therapy, systems approaches as well as teaching and consultation.


Nga Raukohekohe:

Would you like to work in a community mental health and addictions team, specifically developed to meet the needs of the Franklin area? Our team based at Pukekohe Hospital is involved in traditional CMHC work, as well as community outreach into primary care.

Our integrated locality-based services provide specialist mental health care for those with serious mental health problems and provide consultation and liaison with primary care partners for those with mild to moderate concerns.

We work closely with our service users, NGO’s and their Primary Care providers. We can offer you a chance to work both independently and as part of a strong quality-focussed team.  You will also be provided with on-going support with clinical supervision and professional development opportunities.


Infant Mental Health:

Whakatupu Ora Infant Mental Health team is a multi-disciplinary specialist service team providing assessment and therapy for children (0 to 4 years) and their caregivers to improve mental health outcomes for children.

We are based at Springs Road site in East Tamaki and the team provides clinic and community-based services for families in the Counties Manukau area.

As a Clinical Psychologist, you will be engaged in core clinical activities such as psychological assessment, mental health assessment, assessment of caregiver-child relationships and provide evidence–based interventions. You will have a focus on early intervention, experience in working with family/whanau and excellent communication skills to work collaboratively with a wide range of services and professionals on intervention plans.


Rapua Te Ao Waiora:

Are you interested in working with pakeke/adults and their whaanau – making a difference in their lives and future wellbeing?

Our integrated care services provide specialist mental health care for those with serious mental health and addiction problems living across Papakura and Manurewa. We work closely with pakeke/adults and their whaanau, Non-Government Organisation’s and their Primary Care providers – GP Practices and Marae. You will also be provided with on-going support with clinical supervision and professional development opportunities.


Tiaho Mai:

Tiaho Mai is the newest inpatient mental health unit in the country. This will support our service users and their family/whaanau, who require an inpatient stay for the treatment of mental health issues. This inpatient unit is the first of its kind in New Zealand and was designed in order to be equipped to assist us to provide better care for our community. The new building maximizes natural light and has safe inner garden courtyards and therapeutic areas. Based at Middlemore Hospital, we are seeking an experienced psychologist with extensive knowledge of psychological interventions and the application of these within an acute Inpatient setting.



  • Registered Psychologist in New Zealand or eligible to register in a Clinical Scope of Practice, with current APC
  • Current full driver's licence
  • Previous experience within a relevant Mental Health clinical setting, with 2 years postgraduate experience preferred


What's in it for you?

  • A great learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • Access to Ko Awatea, an onsite learning institute which attracts both National and International speakers and trainers
  • Fantastic culture and team environment
  • Generous study allowance on top of mandatory training
  • Refund of your APC cost (pro rata)
  • A relocation package which includes reimbursement for your flight, temporary accommodation, shipping container, car rental etc. (T's & C's apply) 
  • Discounted services as part of our work perks


If you want to be in a role that truly makes a difference to Counties Manukau and our community, then apply now!


For more information please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on 09 2760044 ext 58680 or via email on


Job Number: CMH06975

Applications Close: 28 February 2023

Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our patients and our people.  We have strict Health & Safety measures to keep our people safe. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.