Neuropsychologist Psychologist Neuro New Zealand AR-118

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Neuropsychologist Psychologist Neuro New Zealand AR-118

:  Christchurch
:  New Zealand
Job Type
:  Permanent Full-Time
:  Yes perhaps a little
:  Depends on level of experience
Start Date
:  Negotiable

Dear Neuropsychologist

If you are a currently licensed neuropsychologist who is qualified and trained in neuropsychology with at least three to five years’ post license neuropsychology experience then I want to hear from you!

Our Kiwi Ethos

Have a look at what our 38 year old Prime Minister had to say on September 27 New York Time in front of the UN General Assembly!—jacinda-arderns-message-to-donald-trump-and-the-world


Christchurch is a city of around 380,000, our second largest city and gateway to our Southern Alps and a plethora of outdoor activities available to those who are lucky enough to live on the South Island.  Christchurch is known as the Garden City for its many beautiful parks and flowers.


This position is 40 hours a week, 1.0FTE and part of a multi-disciplinary team that is passionate about working with their brain injured clients.  This is an exciting time for them as well as their staff as they are expanding their services.  The successful candidate will get a variety of work that will both challenge and stimulate you.  There is the opportunity for flexible hours for this full-time position.  This employer can provide you some flexibility while giving you the necessary support in a collaborative based community mental health care setting.

Essential Competencies (Note:  This position is only available to neuro qualified, trained and experienced psychologists with at least 3-5 years’ post license NEURO psychologist experience.)

  • At least three to five years, or more, post license training and experience in neuropsychology;
  • Must have specialist skills in neuropsychology with qualifications to back this up;
  • Must be eligible for both neuro and clinical scopes with your NZ psychologist registration;
  • Got to be a strong team player who puts your clients and their whanau or extended family first and at the centre of everything you do;
  • Prior research experience a plus;
  • Able and willing to manage your own caseload;
  • Able and willing to provide a range of assessments and rehabilitation practices;
  • Able to develop new ways to work with clients and their families to improve outcomes following neurological conditions;
  • Able and willing to provide a range of therapies including CBT, DBT and others;
  • Must have a lovely personality with a smashing sense of humour!;
  • Full driver’s license;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Able and willing to travel some outside of Christchurch from time to time;
  • Able to apply theoretical concepts and professional knowledge to practice;
  • Able to provide a clean and clear police clearance for your work visa and employer;
  • Annual practicing certificate prior to starting work;
  • Able to meet Immigration New Zealand’s health, police background check and other requirements for a work visa; and
  • Able and willing to commit at least two years.


Your Responsibilities May Include But Not Be Limited to

  • Provide specialist care, as part of a non-profit, community based, residential, rehabilitation service for people who are suffering from a traumatic brain injury as well as other serious injuries;
  • Assist in expanding your employer’s Psychology Services leveraging your passion for neuropsychology;
  • Work closely with clients and their families to improve outcomes;
  • Be open to growing your tool box to extend your skills into other types of work, eg developing services for children of brain injured parents, contribute to research projects and take on other service initiatives.




  • 4 weeks annual leave per annum;
  • 11 paid public holidays per annum;
  • Around $2,500 for CME per year;
  • Malpractice insurance not required;
  • Don’t have to deal with insurance companies;
  • Potential for some help with relocation costs; and
  • Other things discussed at offer time.


Why New Zealand

  1. People are lovely;
  2. You don’t have to see a new patient every 15 or 30 minutes;
  3. Sane politics;
  4. Work here is much less stressful than in the US, UK and many other countries;
  5. Great place to live and work if you are towards the end of your career and looking for an adventure for 2-3 years;
  6. Excellent place to raise children with a good public, school system; and
  7. Our highly coveted, sought after, world class Kiwi Lifestyle.

No Burnout

Generally speaking, Neuro and Clinical Psychologists from the US who now work in NZ find working here to be far less stressful than in the States.   Here are some comments from expat Psychologists now working in New Zealand:

  1. “You work with a team that often includes other Clinical Psychologists, a Psychiatrist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Nurse;
  2. “There is always someone who knows the patient better than you;
  3. “The biggest factor is that you never see more than about five or six patients a day;
  4. “Generally speaking, working here in an outpatient role has far lower stress; and
  5. “People are still nice here.”


Registration for most overseas Psychologists is reciprocal so you don’t have to sit an exam.  It’s easy!


I am happy to discuss the financials with you.


Would you like to have a no-pressure, informational chat with me about the entire process from medical registration, to interviewing for a job, work visa and any other questions that you may have?

New Zealand, our beautiful country, friendly people and sane politics are closer than you think!

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