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Psychologists, Wellington, New Zealand

Job Title: Psychologists, Wellington, New Zealand
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wellington
Industry:
Reference: SDNO8337
Contact Name: Kim Sperry
Contact Email: kim.sperry@corrections.govt.nz
Job Published: August 21, 2017 05:17

Job Description

Location: National Office, Wellington
Vacancy Number: SDNO8337 

As an organisation we value our Psychologists. We employ approximately 150 Psychologists, in both National Office and across New Zealand. Our Psychologists have a strong professional identity and they have an opportunity to make a difference not only with offenders but help shape policy, design and development of practice, programmes and interventions. 

Psychologists in the Community:

Our Psychologists work with Offenders in prison and the community, providing clinical services targeted to assist offenders develop skills to reduce re-offending.   Specifically 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.

Psychologists in National Office, Wellington

Psychologists can work within the Chief Psychologist's team focusing on National practice, ensuring the service evolves, is consistent and aligned to best practice. These roles offer the opportunity to influence practice nationally coupled with offering the platform to broaden the skills of the practitioner. 

Other opportunities exist within programmes and interventions – focusing on design of programmes. The team is involved with a diverse portfolio of rehabilitation programmes and interventions for men, women, and youth serving community or prison based sentences. The objective of this work is to help offenders make positive changes and lead law-abiding lives, which in turn will contribute to a reduction in reoffending and create safer communities. The team is tasked to develop best practice guidelines, programmes, integrity monitoring processes, and training to facilitators in the regions.

We currently have vacancies across New Zealand and an offer you fantastic opportunities to use your clinical expertise and provide professional expertise and leadership in a diverse social service environment. 

We welcome applications from Psychologists who possess:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology (Clinical or Forensic Psychology and registration with the NZ Psychologist board in the clinical/counselling/general scope of practice)
  • Excellent problem solving capability coupled with a desire to work across cultures

In return we can offer you:

  • Vibrant, supportive team cultures
  • 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.

Please do not hesitate to contact kim.sperry@corrections.govt.nz or Bridget.cooksley@corrections.govt.nz for additional information 

To register your interest please submit a covering letter and your CV and we will be back in touch with you to discuss opportunities and how we can best assist you.

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system.

To hear Sarah and other frontline staff talk about their roles, go to:

corrections.govt.nz/careers