Job Type






Clinical Psychologist - Mental Health Older People Tauranga

Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty District Health Board Tauranga New Zealand

2 months ago

Mental Health Services for Older People

Employment Type: Permanent - 1 FTE

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Clinical Psychologist to join our... Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP) at Tauranga Hospital. The service provision covers both the Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty Community and an In-Patient Unit at Tauranga Hospital.

The focus of the role is on both neuropsychological assessment and therapeutic intervention for older people presenting with mental health difficulties and/or age-related neurological disorder. This role will include neuropsychological assessment and designing psychological interventions for inpatients presenting with complex problems.

The psychologist will also provide neuropsychological assessment to the Memory Service which is facilitated under the MHSOP umbrella.

He korero mōu - About You

We are a multidisciplinary team composed of nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists. We are therefore looking for someone who has experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams. You will also be part of the bigger psychologist group employed by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

To be successful in this role you will:
• Be a New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist
• Have postgraduate training in clinical psychology and other relevant postgraduate training
• Be able to demonstrate core facilitative skills in interpersonal interaction

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
• In-House career development
• Flexible working options for a healthy work-life balance
• Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
• Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
• SWEAT, our onsite gym
• Free onsite parking
• Discounts (with local businesses)

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Beth Thomas – Allied Health Team Leader [email protected]

It is desirable that new employees of Te Whatu Ora are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further.

Job Details



Work Type
Permanent Full Time


Closing Date
Tauranga New Zealand

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