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We are seeking a Clinical Psychologist to join the Mental Health Services for older people at the District General Hospital in New Plymouth, Taranaki.

  • Relaxed family living surrounded by a stunning landscape
  • Easy commute to and from work
  • Easy access to beautiful beaches and seasonal premier ski fields

For this role, you will preferably have experience working with older adults, neuropsychology and CBT. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team which currently includes three psycho-geriatricians, one full time and one part time clinical psychologist, mental health nurses, social workers, OT’s and cultural support. There is a strong focus on community care and the service provides specialist outpatient clinics and in peoples home along with care facilities.  Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team as well as possessing the ability to forge partnerships with colleagues and external bodies are essential. 

The Region
The Taranaki region has a population of 119,000 and is known for its stunning natural landscape, which lends itself to all manner of outdoor activities from the mountains to the sea, and has been the backdrop for numerous well-known blockbuster movies filmed here in NZ.

The temperate climate and high sunshine hours (3rd highest in NZ), combined with a welcoming and multicultural community, makes it a really dynamic and enjoyable place to live. Housing is affordable and the schooling is excellent.

Famous for its Surf Highway 45 - featuring some of the best surfing and windsurfing spots in New Zealand – as well as annual music (WOMAD) and art festivals, premier golfing and ski fields, triathlons and Half Ironman competitions, fantastic mountain biking trails and hiking trails, means that New Plymouth as a city caters to all lifestyles and all ages.

Equally distant from both Auckland and Wellington with a 4.5 hr drive (or a 50 minute flight), it’s a great setting right on the coast and particularly attractive to families who want to make Taranaki and New Plymouth their new home.

Find out more about the Taranaki lifestyle here

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Sharon today.

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 527

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