Psychologist – Canterbury area

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 07-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/CSSR11934
  • Job Title: Psychologist – Canterbury area
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Psychologist – Canterbury area


Vacancy Number: CSSR11934
Closing Date: Wednesday the 23rd of October, 11.30pm
Location: Canterbury
Recruitment Contact: Jenna Kerr,

Two permanent or fixed term positions

Would you like to work within one of our collegial teams who are passionate about psychological best practice and supporting your professional development at any level? Yes? As we embark on our Hokai Rangi service pathway this could be the right opportunity for you to further use your clinical skills and expertise in a diverse social service environment.

If you are a registered psychologist or close to it in your clinical training programme, and you are interested in a change of focus in your career with new challenges, we would like to talk to you.

Canterbury Area Group

Based in one of our two team hubs, you will enjoy clinical and professional variety as you assist us in achieving positive outcomes. Embracing the scientist-practitioner framework, we provide specialist expertise across a broad range of service areas that will match your clinical and professional leadership interests. We are focused on assisting individuals to develop the awareness and skills to reduce re-offending, as well as engaging with diverse and integrated rehabilitation initiatives. Our team undertakes clinical assessments, treatment and specialised programmes, provides supervision, advice, and training within Corrections and allied agencies, consults to the Parole Board and Courts, and supports new service developments.

Kia Marama Special Treatment Unit

Based at Rolleston Prison and working within a collegial group of registered psychologists providing world class treatment. Kia Marama operates two co-located Special Treatment Units for child sexual offences. Treatment is both group and individual, and is embedded within focused therapeutic environments. Our service approach and the diversity in our client community ensure varied opportunities to develop and lead your rehabilitation expertise and practice. As leaders in our field you will receive excellent supervision, support, and have a clinical leadership presence.

Both these professional teams call for someone who

  • Is reliable and committed to best practice approaches
  • Is an excellent problem solver who can work across cultures
  • Has strong communication skills
  • Works well in a collaborative professional environment
  • Wants to begin or progress their career in a development focused service.

In return our services can offer you

  • Vibrant supportive team cultures
  • Career-long professional development and supervision
  • An environment in which psychology informs organisational practices
  • A competitive salary and structured advancement opportunities
  • World class criminal justice psychology training and mentoring.

If you want to work for a service committed to using psychological approaches to achieve positive social outcomes that make our communities safer, then apply now. To further discuss the positions contact Lindon Pullan, Manager Psychological Services, Area Group,, or Alex Green, Manager Psychological Services, Kia Marama,

Applications for positions within the Area Group and Kia Marama close Wednesday 23 October 2019.


Corrections embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees.