Clinical Psychologist - Forensic Inpatient Service

The forensic inpatient services, part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service, need a clinical psychologist with at least 3 years’ postgraduate experience to work with adult offenders, to provide psychological assessments to the MDT and make recommendations for intervention for adult offenders in our care in our two inpatient units. You will be working as part of two multidisciplinary teams to assess and diagnose people experiencing a range of issues including coexisting mental health and addiction issues. You will be required to develop sound psychological formulations based on thorough assessments. 

This is an important and rewarding role and a sound knowledge of psychopathology and treatment intervention with adults is required. You will have good opportunities for professional development and have support from senior psychologists and other experienced clinicians. Good supervision will be provided both on an individual basis and as part of the multidisciplinary team review meetings. 

If you are interested in this position but not available to work on a full time basis, consideration may be given to slightly reduced hours i.e. 0.8 FTE minimum. 


  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
  • 3 years’ postgraduate experience
  • Registration with the New Zealand Psychologists’ Board, with clinical psychology vocational scope of practice
  • Current annual practising certificate
  • Experience working with clients in the forensic  and or mental health pathways


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 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.


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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH70-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Monday, 4 November 2019