Team Leader Psychologist – Oranga Tamariki

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Northland
  • Date Advertised: 22-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1508550
  • Job Title: Team Leader Psychologist – Oranga Tamariki
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Clinical Services Oranga Tamariki has an opportunity for a registered Psychologist to lead a team of Psychologists at our Te Tai Tokerau site.

About us – Mo matou

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people. With over 3,500 staff New Zealand wide, Oranga Tamariki supports families and whanau to provide a safe, stable and loving home for their children. It is our guiding belief that ‘in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish’.

Clinical Services is an internal service of Oranga Tamariki with small teams of Psychologists and Therapists who provide psychological and therapeutic assessments and specialist interventions to tamariki and whanau who have experienced abuse and neglect.

About the role – Mo te tunga

This position will report to a Clinical Services Manager (a Psychologist) and have experience in supervising and managing teams of clinicians.

Experience working with children in a care and protection environment, specifically providing assessment and therapy with children and their families/caregivers, and assessments of parenting capacity will be an advantage. Responsibilities will include working with Maori and Pacifica clients, providing professional consultation to Social Workers, and liaising with community providers.

The diversity in this role provides the flexibility in the use of evidence-based therapy models and intervention tools to achieve positive outcomes for tamariki and their whanau. Further, successful applicants will likely gain exposure to comprehensive parenting assessment work, PCIT and programmes with a Te Ao Maori focus.

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.

Applicants must be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board to be considered.

What’s in it for you – Nou te rourou:

  • The opportunity to make a positive impact in an organisation that works to ensure all children are in loving whanau and communities
  • Regular internal clinical supervision and provision for external supervision
  • Opportunities for further professional and cultural development support
  • Salary $90,000 to $112,000 per annum (in line with skills and experience), and Kiwisaver, professional registration and association fees

How to apply – Me pehea te tuku tono

All applications must be made online through our careers website. You will find this by following the ‘apply now’ link and completing all the relevant sections. If you are currently an Oranga Tamariki employee, please apply through your myHR portal.

If you have any other questions regarding this position, please contact Alexandra Vetrov at

If this sounds like you, click apply now!

Hurry, applications close Tuesday, 9 February 2021!