Psychologist- Manukau

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 05-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/SDNR10341
  • Job Title: Psychologist- Manukau
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Recruitment Contact: jenna.kerr@corrections.govt.nz

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use your clinical expertise and provide professional expertise and leadership in a diverse social service environment. Working within a scientist-practitioner framework, providing clinical services targeted to assist offenders develop skills to reduce re-offending is pivotal to this role.

Psychologists in the Manukau Team work within the Women’s Strategy, Across Community Probation and with some of the young people at the local Youth Justice Facility.   

Corrections’ new Women’s Strategy sets out a new approach for the way we manage women offenders.  Wahine – E rere ana ki te pae hou, means women rising above the horizon. The initiatives outlined in the strategy will help women rise above their past, be open to new opportunities, and create a better life for themselves and their whanau.

The Manukau Psychologists team also have a strong youth focus and much of our client load across prison and probation are under the age of 25.  Our team also provide assessment and treatment to under 17 year olds who are sentenced under the Corrections Act but reside in Oranga Tamariki Youth Justice Facility due to their age and vulnerability.

Our psychologists undertake clinical assessments and treatment in prison and in the community, provide supervision, advice and training within Corrections and allied agencies, monitor the integrity of rehabilitation programmes and participate in service and research initiatives.

This professional role calls for someone who:

  • Is reliable with strong communication skills
  • Has a minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology (Clinical or Forensic Psychology and registration with the NZ Psychologist Board in the clinical/counselling and general scope of practice)
  • Is an excellent problem solver who can work across cultures

In return we can offer you:

  • A connection within a vibrant supportive culture
  • A competitive salary and structured advancement opportunities
  • Commitment to professional development and clinical supervision
  • World class criminal justice psychology training and mentoring

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.

If this sounds like you, visit our website and apply now!!

See more about the role of Psychologist with the Department of Corrections – follow the link below

http://www.corrections.govt.nz/about_us/working_with_us/careers/types_of_careers/prison_based_jobs/psychologist.html

 

Or to find out more about this exciting opportunity, you can contact Kalpana Govind, Principal Psychologist via email; kalpana.govind@corrections.govt.nz