Psychologists – New Zealand

Job Title: Psychologists – New Zealand
Location: New Zealand
Salary: Dependant on Experience
Reference: APA/1564740
Job Published: September 15, 2021 08:50

Job Description

Psychologists – New Zealand

Vacancy Number: APA/1564740

Closing Date: 30 November 2021

Location: Nationwide, NZ

Recruitment Contact: -

About the Job

  • Make the move to Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • Opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of the people in our care
  • Relocation package available

‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa: ko te oranga o te iwi' - There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of people

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) is committed to providing high quality psychological approaches to the people in our care.  Humanising and healing is one of the key principles of Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction.

We are looking for Registered Forensic/Clinical Psychologists to join our Regional teams across New Zealand.  With teams based in both our Regional offices and Prisons, you will be involved in tasks such as clinical assessment and treatment of a broad range of needs, providing supervision and psychological advice to other professionals, delivering training, undertaking applied research and, at times, acting as an expert witness to the courts.

Our teams are committed to modelling expert clinical practice and ensure a strong focus on Humanising and Healing - respecting the human dignity and inherent mana (inner strength) of all people in our care, and their whānau (family).

Our Psychologists enjoy genuine work-life balance, a competitive salary, professional developmental opportunities, clinical and cultural supervision, and an environment with a vibrant and supportive team culture. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We invite applications from qualified Psychologists who are truly committed to making the move to Aotearoa New Zealand and joining our team, and can evidence within a cover letter how they meet the following lead requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience providing psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment;
  • Experience or a strong willingness to work in a bi-cultural setting;
  • Clear and concise communication skills – both written and verbal; and
  • Strong people engagement, relationship-building and collaboration skills.
  • Registration or eligibility to Register as a Psychologist with the NZ Psychologist board. 

Relocation support is offered to successful overseas applicants.

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

To find out more about living and working in Aotearoa New Zealand please follow the links:

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