Programme Facilitator/Specialist Clinician Men’s Group Treatment Programme

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    4 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Education and Programme Facilitation
  • Location: Auckland (Tamaki-makau-rau)
  • Date Advertised: 14-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1449786
  • Job Title: Programme Facilitator/Specialist Clinician Men’s Group Treatment Programme
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About us

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. 

About the role

Te Piriti Special Treatment Unit is a therapeutic community (in a minimum security setting) based at Auckland Prison.  We provide group treatment interventions for men who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours towards children.  Te Piriti is committed to using psychological approaches to achieve positive social outcomes that make our communities safer. Our team undertakes clinical assessments, individual and group treatment, provides supervision, advice, and training within Corrections, and consults with the NZ Parole Board and the Courts.

This role calls for a Programme Facilitator and/or a Specialist Clinician (e.g. counsellor) with experience in group work.  

Some of the benefits of joining the Te Piriti team include:

  • Implementing services which are consistent with the Hōkai Rangi: Ara Poutama Aotearoa Strategy
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Individual and Group treatment interventions
  • In-depth training and mentoring in risk assessment and forensic treatment
  • Close working relationships with custodial staff and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Working with a range of people including those with a cognitive, learning or developmental disability
  • Regular clinical and cultural supervision
  • Opportunities to complete a broad range of clinical work
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities


To find out more about this exciting opportunity, you can contact Victoria Weedon, Manager Psychological Services via email;

 The pay scale for this role is $61267 – $74881, dependant on experience

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