High Performance Sport New Zealand


New Zealand, North Island, Auckland or Cambridge

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

18 Apr 2023

Job Description

Exciting opportunities have arisen for suitably qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists to work as part of the HPSNZ multidisciplinary Performance Support team.  The role will be embedded within the HPSNZ Performance Health team and work collaboratively with the established Sport Psychology team. The role will provide mental health assessment and support to identified athletes, as well as supporting the broader HPSNZ mental health strategy, and providing performance enhancement support (i.e., consultation, individual, and group work).

Roles are available in Cambridge and Auckland. The roles will involve leading the planning and delivery of psychology with a wellbeing and performance focus; collaborating with key NSO staff to integrate the psychology programme into the High Performance culture of the sport; and ensuring athletes and coaches have access to quality support as required.

You may also be supporting athletes and coaches at identified camps and competitions overseas during the northern hemisphere summer (June to August). The successful candidates will join a dedicated and integrated multi-disciplinary team, who work alongside athletes to promote holistic approaches to health, wellbeing, and enhanced performance to enable athletes to achieve their ambitions in sport and life.

To be considered for this role, you will:

  • be a registered clinical psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologist Board
  • have clinical experience in a range of relevant areas including:
    • 5+ years of experience of providing psychological services as a clinical psychologist in the following settings (e.g., college health, community mental health, outpatient/inpatient hospital settings, and private practice).
    • Desired experience of 5+ years of providing psychological services in an elite sports context (i.e., collegiate, professional, and Olympic sports).

To apply for this opportunity please click ‘apply now’ below with your CV and a cover letter outlining which location (Auckland or Cambridge), and why you are interested in being considered for this role.

Applications Close: 5pm, Tuesday 18 April 2023

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