Psychologist – Taranaki Manawatu

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Taranaki
  • Date Advertised: 14-DEC-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1501913
  • Job Title: Psychologist – Taranaki Manawatu
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Psychologist – Taranaki Manawatu – full-time, fixed-term for 12 months

Clinical Services Oranga Tamariki invites applications from Registered Psychologists for fixed-term, full-time positions based within the Taranaki Manawatu region (which includes New Plymouth, Hawera, Whanganui, Palmerston North and Horowhenua areas). Applicants must be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Clinical Services is a key service of Oranga Tamariki providing psychological and therapeutic assessments and specialist interventions. We are establishing an internal service of clinicians in the Taranaki Manawatu region and we welcome applicants who are keen to be part of building this new service with us to support and enable our Social Workers, tamariki and whanau.

Experience working with children in a care and protection environment, providing assessment and therapy with tamariki and their whanau/caregivers, and assessments of parenting capacity will be an advantage.

This is a diverse and varied role that provides flexibility in the use of evidence-based intervention tools to achieve positive outcomes for tamariki and their whanau. The successful candidates will gain exposure to comprehensive parenting assessment work, DBT, PCIT and programmes with a Te Ao Maori focus. The successful applicants will report to the Psychologist Team Leader.

Oranga Tamariki has wide-ranging statutory responsibilities and is committed to services that are culturally appropriate. Oranga Tamariki recognises and has a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to make a positive impact in an organisation that works to ensure all children are in loving whanau and communities
  • A supportive team environment
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Opportunities for further professional development
  • Salary $86,502 to $98,919 per annum (in line with skills and experience)

What you will bring?

  • Be a registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board with a current annual practising certificate
  • Proven work experience as a Psychologist with children and young people would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • Strong engagement and relationship building skills
  • Culturally responsive
  • Empathy, patience and ability to see past what someone may be struggling with
  • Sound judgement and organisational skills
  • The ability to manage risk and make difficult decisions
  • A positive outlook and supporting nature
  • Ability to discern and unpack complex situations
  • Understanding of the Oranga Tamariki Act

How to apply?

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If you have any queries, please contact Sravani Peddibhotla at

Please see the position description for more details about the role: