Director - Psychology Clinic

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Auckland

About us - Ko wai mātou

The Auckland Psychology Clinic at Massey University is a mental health service and training centre operated by Massey University's School of Psychology.

We seek to be a safe, supportive and compassionate space to discuss any difficulties people might currently be experiencing. Our team of registered clinical psychologists can help with a wide range of psychological difficulties. We are experienced in a range of areas to help support clients.

The Clinic is a business unit of Massey University and provides psychology services to the community; supervision and consultation services to external agencies/professionals; and training and research opportunities for post-graduate students. As the largest university-based clinic in New Zealand, we offer an exciting and dynamic environment with an opportunity to practice a broad range of therapy and assessment skills.

We provide clinical practicum experience and internships to students completing postgraduate studies in Clinical Psychology.

We are now seeking to appoint a full-time Director to manage the Psychology Clinic on our Albany Campus in an ongoing role.

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi - About this role

As the Director you will direct the professional activities of the Albany Psychology Clinic and collaborate with academic clinical staff in training and postgraduate students, as well as be responsible for safe and effective practices, and to manage contracts and grants to continue the Clinic being financially self-sufficient.

  • Ensure all clinical activities occur within established procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure that all staff are delivering clinical services according to ethical and professional standards
  • Collaborating with the clinical training programme to ensure the ongoing development of a cogent programme of research involving Clinic practitioners, students and academic staff from the School
  • Financial management of the Clinic occurs within the total budgetary operations of the School of Psychology

Applicants will need to possess the following:

  • A completed PGDipClinPsych qualification in Clinical Psychology (at a minimum) or an equivalent postgraduate qualification in clinical psychology
  • You will also be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists board within the Clinical Scope of Practice (or be immediately eligible)
  • You will hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate (or be immediately eligible)
  • You will also be a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society or the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (or be immediately eligible)
  • Applicants will also have experience in successful applications for service contracts

Massey University is committed to being a Tiriti-led organisation. It is therefore expected that applicants will have, an appreciation of the Aotearoa/New Zealand context and a demonstrable understanding of the needs and aspirations of Māori. The School of Psychology is actively committed to develop a diverse staffing profile that matches New Zealand society.

The employment setting will involve work with people across the lifespan and applicants will be required to comply with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and the Vulnerable Children (Requirements for Safety Checks of Children's Workers) Regulations 2015.

Preferred candidates will need to be available for interview the week of 11 December 2023. The start date for this role is February 2024.

The salary range for this academic position is $101,724 to $143,948 (NZD) based on skills and experience.

Enquiries of an academic nature can be directed to Associate Professor Kirsty Ross at or Louise Morgan at