Psychologist - Auckland Prison at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Psychologist - Auckland Prison
'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people'.
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is committed to providing high quality psychological approaches to the people in our management. Humanising and healing is one of the key principles of Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Based at Auckland Prison New Zealand's only male maximum security prison, you will work as part of a close-knit team of psychologists in a new, purpose built facility. Our vision is to be a pioneering, leading psychological service within the prison services.
As a registered Psychologist, you will be supporting the wider Auckland Prison team and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team completing psychological assessments and treatments designed to reduce risk of reoffending. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use your clinical expertise and provide professional expertise and leadership in a diverse social service environment. Working within a scientist-practitioner framework, providing clinical services targeted to assist people in our management to develop skills to reduce re-offending is pivotal to this role. Using a Braided Rivers Approach (He Awa Whirira), and incorporating Te Ao Māori worldview into bicultural practice, we believe that this approach will contribute to achieve our outcomes of wellbeing and reducing reoffending for those in our management.
Our psychologists undertake clinical assessments and treatment (both group and individual) in prison and in the community, provide supervision, advice and training within Corrections and allied agencies, monitor integrity of rehabilitation programmes and participate in service and research initiatives.
Mōu | About you
This professional team calls for someone who:
- Is reliable and committed to best practice approaches
- Has strong problem solving and communication skills (verbal and written)
- Works well in a collaborative professional environment
- Is passionate about psychological practice
- Is flexible, adaptable and resilient.
- Is able to demonstrate and commit to culturally responsive ways of working
In return we can offer you:
- A vibrant, supportive team culture
- Commitment to professional development and clinical supervision
- Cultural support and supervision
- World class criminal justice psychology training and mentoring
- Flexible working
If this sounds like you, visit our website and apply now!
Or to find out more about the exciting opportunity, you can contact Sheree Crump, Psychological Services, email – email@example.com or Hear about the role of Psychologist - follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0EleGUvXR4
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. Relocation support is offered to successful overseas applicants, and may be available to the right NZ applicant.
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The salary range for this role is $76,860 to $117,300. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 | COVID-19 vaccinations
As part of our COVID-19 response, all people working at Ara Poutama Aotearoa are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access our workplaces. This is to ensure we continue to do all we can to keep everyone safe from the impacts of COVID-19, now and into the future.
Ko wai 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 (https://arapoutama.nz/hokairangi).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter 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 careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)|
|Attachment:||Regional - Psychologist Senior Psychologist.docx (Word, 386KB)
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