Psychologist – Manukau

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 months ago
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  • Category: Psychology, Counselling and Social Work
  • Location: Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1500641
  • Job Title: Psychologist – Manukau
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Hōkai Rangi is Ara Poutama Aotearoa’s organisational strategy.  A key focus of Hōkai Rangi is the humanising and healing of those people in our care.  Ara Poutama Aotearoa staff focus on having relationships with these people, and their whānau, that are based on manaaki and contribute positively to their wellbeing.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Manukau Psychological Services is based in the largest and most culturally diverse districts. It plays a key role in the provision of specialist clinical assessment and treatment services to offenders within South Auckland Community Probation Services, Auckland Women’s Region Correctional Facility, and Korowai Manaaki (Youth Justice Facility). Our team also provides training and professional advice to Case Management and Programme Delivery staff, Prison Service staff, and Probation Service staff in areas that involve psychological expertise.

As a Psychologist in this office you will be involved in tasks such as:

    • Clinical assessments and treatment of a broad range of needs
    • Providing supervision and psychological advice to other professionals
    • Delivering training
    • Undertaking applied research
    • Acting as Expert Witness to the courts

Some of the benefits of joining the Manukau Psychology office include:

  • Working with and being supported by other clinical and forensic psychologists
  • Opportunities to complete a broad range of clinical work across the lifespan with men, women, youth and adolescents
  • Prison and community based settings
  • A chance to work in culturally diverse region
  • An in-depth training programme to equip staff with knowledge in risk assessment and forensic treatment
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Psychological Services are committed to providing service in a culturally appropriate manner and the Manukau Psychological Service provides regular cultural supervision
  • Opportunities to deliver the Kowhiritanga and Kimihia group treatment programmes in Auckland Regional Women’s Corrections Facility

To find out more about working as a Psychologist at Corrections, click on the link below to hear from some of our people:

This role calls for someone who has a minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology (Clinical or Forensic Psychology and registration with the NZ Psychologist board in the clinical/general scope of practice). 

We are open to receiving interest from any part of the world as long as your qualifications are registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board.  Relocation support is offered to successful overseas applicants, and may be available to the right NZ applicant.


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. 

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at