Clinical Psychologists are one of New Zealand's most sought after professional groups. Featuring on both long term skills shortage list and regional shortage lists, clinical psychologists have opportunities to work all over New Zealand in hospital, forensic and community mental health teams.
Being a sought after professional makes getting a visa to live and work in New Zealand easier than usual and your employer will act as the sponsor for the initial work visa.
There are around 2800 registered psychologists practising in New Zealand (2017) and around 1600 of those specialise in clinical psychology. which is the largest field of psychology in New Zealand.
New Zealand Mental Health Services
- general adult psychiatry
- old age psychiatry
- child and adolescent psychiatry
- substance abuse
- forensic psychiatry
- liaison psychiatry
How do you become a clinical psychologist in New Zealand?
To work as a clinical psychologist, you will need to register with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and obtain an annual practice certificate (APC). If your work is purely in teaching or research, you may not require an APC.
You will require a masters degree in clinical psychology and some professional experience in the field.
With your qualifications, baord registration and an up to date CV showcasing your skills then you are all set to find a job.
Search for Clinical Psychologist Jobs
You can search for jobs by location or specialism. Do you have a preference for cities over rural areas or small towns? Do you prefer to work in a hospital or the freedom of a community team? Do you wish to work with adults, children or the elderly?
If you search through our vacancies you will find a range of posts in a variety of locations to suit every taste.
Are you looking for a medical job in New Zealand? Register with Odyssey Recruitment today and we could help you find the perfect job.
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