Acute Mental Health team Witherlea and Wairau AOD - Wairau Hospital

Permanent 1.0 FTE (80 hours per fortnight) Part-time is also be considered)

  • Are you passionate about mental health and the recovery process?
  • Join our experienced multidisciplinary teams
  • Enjoy the sought after Blenheim lifestyle

Nga mohiohio e pa ana ki tenei mahi (About this position)

Our Community Adult Mental Health and Addictions teams provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of people identified as having moderate to severe mental illness and associated psychosocial issues.

For the adult mental health portion of this role (0.4/0.6 FTE), you will be joining our multidisciplinary Acute team working in partnership with colleagues to provide session limited, focused interventions that are specifically directed to assist clients in acute distress. You will also provide initial psychological assessment and formulation services to the general intake team.

For the AOD portion of the role (0.2/0.4 FTE), you will be working within our multidisciplinary addictions team. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills directly providing specialist treatment to clients confronting substance addiction and mental illness as well as supporting and enhancing the work of clinical colleagues through supervision and teaching.

Ko wai he kaitono totika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist with post-registration experience in a mental health setting and up-to-date knowledge of psychological interventions relating to mental health issues.

You will have excellent interpersonal and organisations skills and will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary teams. You will be the type of person who fits into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines. You will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

A matou ropu (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Etahi atu mohiohio (More information)

Nga huanga o tenei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Our adult community mental health teams maintains connections with fellow Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) Psychologists within the wider team, including joint annual development days and professional development activities.

Both the NZ Psychological Society and the NZ College of Clinical Psychologist have active branches in the Nelson area and provide opportunities for members to attend training and maintain connections with Psychologists in private practice.

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. For more information on the Marlborough region visit

Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact David Greer, Manager - Operational Support at, direct dial (03) 520-9907.

Apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Maori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Maori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.