Psychologist, Mental Health - Mt Eden Corrections Facility at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Shape the future of mental health services across Ara Poutama Aotearoa
- Join a values-based agency committed to advancing health equity for Māori
- Full time perm role based at Mt Eden Corrections Facility
'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 (Corrections) Health Services lead the delivery of patient-focused primary health care services to tangata within corrections facilities across Aotearoa. Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction, places the focus on health at the heart of our business. Building our frameworks from a Matauranga Māori basis is our focus to drive and support equity for Māori, which in turn will contribute to achieving our outcomes of reducing reoffending.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
We are seeking a Psychologist, Mental Health to join our mental health team based at Mt Eden Correctional Facility. As a Psychologist you will be working as part of the Intervention and Support Practice team providing psychological services to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of people in our care. The Intervention & Support Practice Team provides a range of mental health services by means of a multi-disciplinary team which includes psychologists, clinical nurse specialists, Māori mental health practitioners, mental health nurses, and clinical social workers. Our Mental Health team enjoy professional development opportunities, clinical and cultural supervision, and an environment with a vibrant and supportive team culture.
Effective clinical caseload management will include triage, assessment, and treatment approaches that are aligned to best practice mental health service provision. Our team is committed to modelling expert clinical practice and ensure a strong focus on Humanising and Healing - respecting the human dignity and inherent mana of all people in our care, and their whānau.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We invite applications from qualified individuals who are truly aligned with our kaupapa and who 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 with Kaupapa Māori frameworks and services;
- Clear and concise communication skills – both written and verbal; and
- Strong people engagement, relationship-building and collaboration skills.
Applicants must have a minimum of a Masters Degree in Psychology, and eligible to be registered in New Zealand as a Psychologist.
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. Applications close 5 April 2023.
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:||.Psychologist Senior Psychologist - Regional - Reports Manager Psychological Services.pdf (PDF, 181KB)
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