Registered Psychologist

Based in Ellerslie, Auckland - Full time

He kaupapa hirahira tēnei mo tētahi tangata ngākau nui nei ki te hiki I te mana o te tangata, ā I te hapai I te ora o te tangata.  Mā te kanohi o te Ao Māori tēnei kaupapa e arahi ki tōna putanga whaihua.

He kōrero mō mātou | About Us

Kāhui Tū Kaha is a community mental health and social housing organisation under the auspices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua. It is a well-established and innovative provider and characterised by its diversity and commitment to health and social outcomes for everyone. We strive to uphold our organisational values of manaakitanga, rangatiratanga, and whakawhanaungatanga in all that we do. As a successful applicant, you will enjoy working within an open, culturally diverse organisation with many opportunities for further growth and development.

He kōrero mōu | About You

Someone positive, confident, empathetic by nature, with a demonstrated experience in working effectively with range of complex mental health issues. You are open to working within a Kaupapa Māori framework and have a good understanding of culturally appropriate delivery of mental health services. As a registered psychologist, you will have strong professional ethics and a holistic, client-centered,  strength-based, trauma-informed, and rights-based practice approach.

He kōrero mō te tūranga | The Role

This role will offer you the opportunity to use your professional expertise and provide comprehensive assessments and treatment plans.  You will engage and work closely with people to support them to achieve their goals including wellness planning, creating positive relationships, managing trauma, grief, and loss. You will provide support to the manager with the mentoring of a multi-disciplinary team of counselors.

What you will need to have:

  • Post graduated degree in Psychology, registration with the Psychologist Board on New Zealand and a current annual practicing certificate
  • Culturally respectful, non-judgmental and inclusive
  • Ability to engage with people and support them to achieve their goals
  • Experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and similar approaches
  • Be confident in crisis situations
  • Excellent clinical judgement and strong professional boundaries
  • Commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and sound understanding of tikanga Māori

All applicants must have New Zealand Residency, a full and clean driver’s licence, and a clean police record.

Me pēhea te tono mai | How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter to  or contact Shirlene on 027 700 6936. For more information about us please visit