Clinical Psychologist - Community Intellectual Disability

This is a great opportunity for you to utilise your NZ Registered Clinical Psychologist certification to work alongside our team of experienced nurses and medical staff. This role is based in Porirua and includes assessment, individual therapy, and the facilitation of the Stepping Stones emotion regulation group therapy programme. You will also have opportunities to undertake research and create service development initiatives. 

In this role you will be able to work autonomously and with other disciplines. In addition, you will be supported by the large and experienced inpatient Intellectual Disability Service psychology team, part of the Mental Health, Addictions &Intellectual Disability MHAIDS and Te Korowai Whariki networks of Clinical Psychologists. 

You will be supported to engage in professional development opportunities and receive individual supervision from an experienced Clinical Psychologist. There will be scope to increase hours after a length of time and this can be discussed. 

Psychology has a strong presence throughout the Intellectual Disability Service and it is the only sector within MHAIDS that has a Clinical Psychologist as its Clinical Leader.

The Community Intellectual Disability Team is a regional service that provides services for adults (over 18 years) with an intellectual disability and co-existing mental health concerns. The team also provides services for community forensic clients with an intellectual disability. As a consultation liaison team, our input is generally short term, providing intensive assessments, recommendations and advice for clients and their care team. 


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 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.

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.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

For further information or to make a time to come and visit the service, please contact:

Michael Dorofaeff, Team Leader Community Intellectual Disability Team or 

Paul Oxnam, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Leader for Intellectual Disability Services






Permanent/Part Time

Job no: AHMH16-19

Location: Porirua Community

Closing Date: Monday, 16 September 2019