Clinical Psychologist / Kaimātai Hinengaro - Youth Forensic (Hawkes Bay/Palmerston North)

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Location: Hawkes Bay / Palmerston North (0.5 Mid Central and 0.5 Whanganui)

Contract: Full time/part time, Permanent

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

To provide high quality clinical psychology service in the assessment and treatment of clients, ensuring the clients needs are met in a culturally, clinically and legally safe manner. You will work as part of multidisciplinary teams to provide psychological assessments and interventions to young people in residential units (CYFS).

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Te Korowai Whariki is part of the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service, 3DHB, which covers the central regions including Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Tairawhiti regions. There are four specific areas of provision: Courts, Prisons, Inpatient settings and Community. This role is Gisborne based.

In the Prison setting: 

  • Mental health screening and assessment, case management and treatment
  • On release of the person from Prison referring the person to a Community Mental health Service. 

In the Court Setting: 

  • Providing advice, mental state and risk assessment, and recommendation to judiciary. 
  • Liaising and informal advice to a variety of Criminal Justice agencies including advocates, Police, Probation Services and Corrections staff. 

You will utilise your clinical and medico-legal knowledge and skills to provide therapeutic treatment of those persons identified as having or who may have a mental health and addiction problem. 

We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, regular in-service training and support towards external education.

Moū – About you


  • Provide psychological assessments to the youth court for youth aged 12-17.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assess and diagnose young people experiencing a range of issues including co-existing mental health and addiction issues.
  • Develop sound psychological formulations based on thorough assessments.
  • Consult with other services and provide support for functioning and development of their teams and the organisation as a whole.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
  • Registration with NZ Psychologist Board, with Clinical Psychology  as Vocational Scope of Practice
  • Experience working with youth in the Forensic and or Mental Health pathways
  • Current annual practising certificate
  • Full Drivers Licence

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us


Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:


Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH268-21) in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine, including have had one booster vaccination. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: AH268-21

Location: Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Wanganui

Closing Date: Sunday, 28 August 2022