Manager Psychological Services

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 hours ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Psychology, Counselling and Social Work
  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 23-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1454947
  • Job Title: Manager Psychological Services
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“He aroha, he aawhina, ngaa miro tuitui I ngaa haehaetanga a te mate”

Love and support knit together the lacerations of anguish


About the role | Mō te tūnga

As an organisation we value our Psychologists puukenga (skills). We employ approximately 180 Psychologists, in both our National Office and across New Zealand. Our Psychologists have a strong professional identity and they have an opportunity to make a difference not only with the people in our care but help shape policy, design and development of practice, programmes and interventions.

As the Manager Psychological Services, you will be our Kairaranga (integral weaver) for our psychological services and best practices within the Correctional field in Hamilton.

You have a team of Phycologists eagerly anticipating your arrival, they’re particularly looking forward to your leadership and support in their ongoing professional development of psychologists’ cultural matautau (competence).

You’ll be someone who prides themselves on driving optimal psychological services to our staff and key stakeholders.

About you | Mōu

We are particularly interested if you can demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology and registration with the NZ Psychologist Board in the clinical/counselling or general scope of practice.

  • A high level of cultural competence.

  • Experience in the strategic development and implementation of psychological services.

  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of the research in relation “what works” in the assessment and treatment of people under Corrections management.

  • A high level of knowledge and expertise in the use of risk of re offending measures and experience in the application of psychology in the Corrections environment.

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice sector and relevant legislation and policies.

  • Excellent understanding of research methodologies.

  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.

 Other bits and pieces:

  • You’ll need to have or obtain a full NZ driver license.

  • Travel within NZ may be required.

  • Membership of or association with relevant psychological association(s) is required.

If you want a good old chat with someone about this role, you can contact Awhi Te Ngoungou, Senior Recruitment Advisor, Central Region or phone 027 208 5356.

About us | Mō mātou

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

** Notice about COVID-19 **

We are part of the group of essential organisations that provide the necessities of life for everyone in New Zealand. During times of increased COVID-19 alert, our recruitment and onboarding processes will continue however will be changed to include increased health measures. We will work with candidates throughout the process to ensure safety and help stop the spread.