We are seeking a Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS) to be based in Gisborne in the beautiful Tairāwhiti region on the East Cape of the North Island. If you are thinking about your next career move, you won’t find a more unique location.
It is an exciting time to join the service and this role would suit an enthusiastic and passionate Clinical Psychologist who is able to work within a dynamic field and community. This position will focus on supporting tamariki and whānau in distress.
Gisborne is a small city (regional population 47,000 with 30,000 in the city itself), but for those who love the outdoors and a beautiful natural environment, you won’t get a better location to enjoy the relaxed NZ lifestyle!
- Relaxed coastal living
- Permanent role
- Buoyant housing market and excellent schools
- Enjoy paddleboarding, surfing, fishing, hiking, swimming, cycling, jetskiing, golfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, boating.... and more
- See diverse marine life; dolphins, whales and orcas
For this role, experience within Child and Adolescent mental health is essential. You will be required to be motivated to contribute to service development, quality improvement projects and leadership roles along with undertaking your clinical duties. You will find there is diverse clinical work, rewarding and unique collaborations and a positive experience of work life balance. Professional relationships are strong and collegial, and you will enjoy working in a multicultural workforce, and being based in a friendly coastal community.
Gisborne features a prevalent café culture and restaurants which serve locally sourced fresh produce and award-winning wines from local boutique vineyards. Local schools are excellent and real estate is affordably priced – there is something ideal to suit your needs from apartments, townhouses, something more rural (lifestyle block) or close to Wainui Beach. Gisborne enjoys warm summers (up to low-30s, degree celsius) and mild winters and is considered one of the sunniest places in New Zealand. It is also the first place to see the sunrise every morning.
Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, which lends itself to such outdoor pastimes as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, ocean swimming, mountain biking and hill walking etc. It’s also a popular holiday destination for other visiting Kiwis in the summertime, drawn to the hot summer weather, annual music festivals, vineyard tours and surfing competitions.
The local airport has regular daily flights to Auckland and Wellington airports (1 hr flights), making international connections easy, as well as making other domestic destinations such as Queenstown and the Bay of Islands easily accessible.
Additionally, you’re only a few hours drive from stunning Tauranga city and surrounding beaches in the Bay of Plenty, and the beautiful Hawke’s Bay wine region.
Find out more about Gisborne and the Tairawhiti region here.