Psychologist / Senior Psychologist (Hinengaro / Kaimātai Hinengaro)

Capital & Coast DHB

  • Permanent Part Time
  • Wellington

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Hutt Hospital 
Contract: Permanent, Part-time (0.6FTE) 
Salary: Steps 2-7 (APEX MECA)

About the role

We are seeking a registered psychologist with clinical or health psychology qualifications to join our regional specialist team of psychologists and social workers in supporting people facing a cancer diagnosis/treatment, and their whānau. You will work with outpatient and community-based patients with high and complex needs, from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Working with patients facing serious illness is a demanding, but rewarding role and we hope to attract those who have a real passion for working in the area, and who are motivated to help us develop a quality service. You will be well supported by a small, friendly and enthusiastic team, with leadership from the Regional Lead.

We offer opportunities for professional development, supervision and the opportunity to make a real difference to people affected by a cancer.


  • Provide psychological care for patients and their whānau
  • Conduct thorough psychological assessments, as well as formulate and implement evidence-based psychological interventions
  • Maximise the person’s ability to cope with the difficulties of a new or recurrent diagnosis, as well as support their ability to engage in cancer treatment
  • Ensure that service users have timely and equitable access to psychological support

Skills & Experience

  • 2-7 years of post-graduate clinical experience
  • A commitment and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (and application to health) and a willingness to work positively to improve health outcomes for Māori
  • Experience of working with patients with complex needs
  • At least 1 year of experience working within a DHB or other healthcare setting (desirable)
  • Experience working with people affected by cancer (desirable)
  • Ability to work autonomously

About our organisation

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of 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. 

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples and the Disability Community.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

How to apply

Applications close 8 July 2020 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers Website. For further information on this role, email and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH081-20) in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed


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