Psychologist - Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (Therapeutic Community) at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Would you like to work within one of our collegial teams who are passionate about psychological best practice and supporting your professional development at any level? Yes? We have amazing opportunities for psychologists to work at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility as part of a therapeutic community. As we embark on our Hōkai Rangi service pathway this could be the right opportunity for you to further use your clinical skills and expertise in a diverse social service environment.
If you are a registered psychologist or close to it in your clinical training programme, and you are interested in a change of focus in your career with new challenges, we would like to talk to you.
Ngā kawenga | About the role
Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility: A new initiative at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) is underway, of which the goal is the development of a site-based delivery model for a psychological service that aligns with and integrates into the initiatives currently underway at the site, including the Te Mana Wāhine pathway for women and the women's strategy E rere ana ki te pae hou, ensuring we meet the psychological needs of the women housed there and the aspirations of Hōkai Rangi. Within this service there will be the opportunity to complete individual assessment and treatment and to run newly revised rehabilitation programmes that have been designed within a braided river (He Awa Whiria) approach – that is Te Ao Māori and Matauranga Māori sit alongside more Western psychological approaches to rehabilitation. The service is intended to operate from a therapeutic unit, providing psychological advice, support, and intervention, as appropriate. We are looking for passionate and dedicated psychologists to form part of this multi-disciplinary team, which will include a Kaupapa Māori Practitioner and a Reintegration Co-Ordinator. There is a strong focus on bicultural practice and Matauranga Māori. As such, the successful applicants will be passionate and enthusiastic about working in this space. An existing understanding of Te Ao Māori and tikanga would be an advantage.
In return our services can offer you
- Vibrant supportive team cultures
- Career-long professional development and supervision
- An environment in which psychology informs organisational practices
- A competitive salary and structured advancement opportunities
- World class criminal justice psychology training and mentoring
If you want to work for a service committed to using psychological approaches to achieve positive social outcomes that make our communities safer, visit our website and apply now.
He kōrero mōu | About you
Our professional teams across each of our sites call for someone who:
- Is reliable with strong communication skills
- Has experience in risk assessment in a similar setting (desirable)
- Has a minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology and registration with the NZ Psychologist Board
- Can demonstrate and commit to culturally responsive ways of working
- Is an excellent problem solver with strong communication skills
- Works well in a collaborative professional environment
- Can demonstrate an understanding of Te Ao Māori/Tikanga Māori and bi-cultural practice
- Has commitment to contributing to the outcomes of Hōkai Rangi
- Wants to begin or progress their career in a development focused service.
- Has a minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology (Clinical or Forensic Psychology and registration with the NZ Psychologist Board in the clinical/counselling and general scope of practice)
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The salary range for the role is $76,860 - $104,571 (Mid) - $125,485. We may also offer flexible and/or part-time options for working hours. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
Please note that all applicants must hold registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and will be required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment drug tests.
Ara Poutama has relocation packages available for candidates relocating from overseas. For international applicants, please confirm your eligibility to register as a psychologist in New Zealand. You must be registered or registerable before we can consider you for appointment in terms of New Zealand law. The New Zealand Psychologists Board will advise you of your eligibility to register, please review the links below in the first instance.
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To find out more about working as a Psychologist at Corrections, click on the link to hear from our people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0EleGUvXR4
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://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).
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 email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)|
|Attachment:||.Psychologist Senior Psychologist - Regional - Reports Manager Psychological Services.pdf (PDF, 181KB)
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