Psychologist - Principal Advisor Practice - Special Treatment Unit

Job Title: Psychologist - Principal Advisor Practice - Special Treatment Unit
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wellington
Salary: $108,071 - $152,571
Job Published: January 29, 2019 08:59

Job Description

Vacancy Number: SDNO10038 

Location: National Office, Wellington 

Recruitment Contact:

Strategic opportunity to lead and influence psychological practice in a dynamic, supportive environment.

Salary Range: $108,071 - $152,571

National Office, Wellington.

The Department of Corrections employs approximately 180 Psychologists who work around the country with people on sentences in the community and in custody. Our Psychologists have a strong professional identity and work with the most complex people in our care. This contributes to an exciting and highly interesting career environment with huge opportunity to make a real difference.
This position presents the opportunity to leverage your practise experience and broaden your skill base by moving into a nationally focused role. In this role you will drive the strategic and operational decisions for our Special Treatment Units (STU’s) and ensure consistency of best practice nationally. We have 7 STU's across the department that deliver evidence-based and culturally informed intervention for the highest risk people in the Departments care and are based on principles of therapeutic communities.
In this role you will be using clinical practise knowledge to take a high level strategic approach to influence the direction of STU professional practice. You will be working alongside the Principal Psychologists and custodial staff to support and enhance policy and standards for the provision of quality psychological services. In addition to this you will also focus on responding to the cultural needs of the people in our care, particularly Māori.

  • Key responsibilities will encompass:
  • Professional leadership
  • Professional practice enhancement and support
  • Strategy and planning
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Quality assurance

We are looking for a psychologist with exceptional relationship management skills who can establish credibility to lead, influence and engage with all stakeholders and implement change initiatives. In this influential role you will work with a wide range of people including National Office staff, Regional Management, our exceptional psychological staff and external stakeholders and providers.
This will be a stimulating and highly rewarding role for a registered Psychologist.
Based in our National Office in Wellington, travel throughout New Zealand will be also required on a regular basis.
For an insight into what our Psychologists do in our STU’s, click on this link: Being a Psychologist at Corrections NZ
To read about the beautiful Wellington city, follow this link: Wellington City
All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered