Psychologist – Dunedin

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    3 months ago
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  • Category: Psychology, Counselling and Social Work
  • Location: Otago (Otakou)
  • Date Advertised: 28-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1502324B
  • Job Title: Psychologist – Dunedin
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 Based in Dunedin (Otago) – Full time position 

  • Are you a Registered Psychologist with clinical or forensic training?
  • Be part of a diverse and supportive team
  • Salary range: $74,604 – $117,300 

‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa: ko te oranga o te iwi’ (There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of people)

About the role | Mō te tūnga

As a Registered psychologist you will be working for the Dunedin Psychologists’ Office undertaking clinical assessments and treatment in both prison and community environments across parts of Otago, Southland, Central Otago, and South Canterbury.  In order to service this wide geographic area, we have staff that are permanently based in both Dunedin and Invercargill.  While regular day travel to outlying areas may be required, the current vacancy is a Dunedin (central city) based position.

Working as a registered psychologist for the Dunedin Psychologists’ Office provides a fantastic opportunity for you to use your clinical expertise to make our communities safer and to provide professional expertise and leadership in a diverse social service environment.  Working within a scientist-practitioner framework, your key role revolves around the provision of clinical services targeted to assist the people in our care to develop skills to reduce re-offending and live productive, pro-social lives.  In addition to direct clinical services, psychologists also provide supervision, advice, consultation and training within Corrections and allied agencies, write higher level reports for the Courts and Parole Board, and participate in service and research initiatives.

We are a professional team that looks to attract psychologists who: 

  • Are reliable and who have a robust work ethic;
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Are able to demonstrate the ability to work across cultures and embrace our Hokai Rangi strategy
  • Hold a minimum of a Masters Degree in Psychology (Clinical or Forensic) and are eligible to be registered in New Zealand as a Psychologist;
  • Hold a full NZ drivers licence;
  • Are able to travel in order to provide clinical services to outlying regions (e.g. Timaru, Oamaru, Gore, Alexandra and Queenstown);
  • Are able to be flexible with hours when required. 

In return we can offer you: 

  • A vibrant supportive team culture;
  • World class criminal justice psychology training, mentoring and supervision.
  • Flexible working
  • Fantastic developmental opportunities and work variety; and
  • A highly competitive salary with structured advancement opportunities.

Our staff come from a diverse variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experience.  Together, our purpose is to assist the people in our care to make positive changes in their lives, and, as a result, make our communities safer. 

To further discuss the current position contact Rob Devereux, Manager Psychological Services (Otago / Southland), on (03) 474 8204.  Or to hear more about the role of Psychologist:


Mō mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu. 

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy – Hōkai Rangi (


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

It is an exciting time to join us 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.  All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

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