Registered Psychologists

Job Title: Registered Psychologists
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New Zealand
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: November 30, 2018 09:04

Job Description

Registered Psychologists

Vacancy Number: CMSN10393
Location: New Zealand Opportunities
Recruitment Contact:

Have you ever thought about moving to New Zealand?

The New Zealand Department of Corrections value our Psychologists and we employ approximately 180 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. 

We are an accredited Employer with Immigration NZ which means your transition to working in New Zealand should be a seamless process.

Psychologists working in the Prison and 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 for psychologists in the field. Successful applicants for National Office positions will have extensive experience as senior clinicians having worked in the New Zealand criminal justice field previously.

We welcome applications from Psychologists who possess:

  • A minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology (Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychology)
  • The ability to register with the NZ Psychologist board in the clinical/general scope of practice. Check your eligibility here:
  • Excellent problem solving capability coupled with a desire to work in a culturally responsive manner with particular focus on Māori.

In return we can offer you:

  • World class criminal justice psychology training and mentoring
  • A competitive salary and structured advancement opportunities
  • Commitment to professional development and clinical supervision
  • The ability to influence policy and enjoy stimulating research projects

Have a look at our microsite for more information about working for the Department of Corrections in New Zealand:

Please do not hesitate to contact 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