Psychologist - Canterbury at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Canterbury (Waitaha)
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 across a number of our sites in Waitaha Canterbury. 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. Please express which site(s) you would like to be considered for by detailing this in your cover letter. You are welcome to apply for multiple locations.
Mō te tūnga | About the Roles
Canterbury Area Group, Psychological Services: Based in one of our two team hubs, you will enjoy clinical and professional variety as you assist us in achieving positive outcomes. Embracing the scientist-practitioner framework, we provide specialist expertise across a broad range of service areas that will match your clinical and professional leadership interests. We are focused on assisting individuals to develop the awareness and skills to reduce re-offending, as well as engaging with diverse and integrated rehabilitation initiatives. Our team undertakes clinical assessments, treatment, and specialised programmes, provides supervision, advice, and training within Corrections and allied agencies, consults to the Parole Board and Courts, and supports new service developments.
For further information about applying to this site please contact Paula Bateup, Manager Psychological Service, Canterbury Area Psychological Services Group South, (03) 363 4440 x 32590 and/or email email@example.com or Sarah Head, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Manager Psychological Services (Acting), Canterbury Area Group North, (03) 363 4401 x 32551 and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Canterbury Special Treatment Units (STU), Psychological Services: Based at one of our world class purpose focused treatment facilities you will be working within a collegial group of registered psychologists using evidence-based practice. Our service approach and the diversity in our client community ensure varied opportunities to develop and lead your rehabilitation expertise and practice. As leaders in our field, you will receive excellent supervision, support, and have a clinical leadership presence.
Matapuna is a world class Special Treatment Unit for men with violent and adult sexual offending. Our team undertakes clinical assessments and group treatment, provides supervision, advice, and training within Corrections and allied agencies, consults with the NZ Parole Board and the Courts, and participates in a range of service initiatives. Treatment is provided both as a group co-therapist and in individual sessions and is embedded within a focused therapeutic environment at Christchurch Prison. As a psychologist at Matapuna, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team including other therapists, reintegration co-ordinators, and a kaupapa Maori practitioner. You will have an opportunity to work alongside custodial staff, and a range of other stakeholders, as well as having access to ongoing clinical variety and leadership opportunities.
For further information about applying to this site please contact Ruchika Davies, Manager Psychological Services, Matapuna Special Treatment Unit. Ph: (03) 345 7973 x 72973 and/or email email@example.com
Kia Marama is a special Treatment Unit based at Rolleston Prison provides two psychological treatment programmes for child sexual offences, in line with the Department's goal of contributing to a safer society by reducing re-offending. Our team undertakes clinical assessments and group treatment, provides supervision, advice, and training within Corrections and allied agencies, consults with the NZ Parole Board and the Courts, and participates in a range of service initiatives. We work across both lower and high intensity treatment environments which operate within therapeutic contexts and are involved in new projects, giving these roles ongoing clinical and professional variety, and leadership opportunities.
For further information about applying to this site please contact Alexandra Green, Manager Psychological Services, Kia Marama Special Treatment Unit Ph: (03) 347 3905 x 83105 and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christchurch Women's Prison: A new initiative at Christchurch Women's Prison (CWP) 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 Wahine 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 Hokai 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 Maori and Matauranga Maori sit alongside more Western psychological approaches to rehabilitation. The service will support different areas across the site and the women's estate, 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 Maori Practitioner and a Reintegration Co-Ordinator. There is a strong focus on bicultural practice and Matauranga Maori. As such, the successful applicants will be passionate and enthusiastic about working in this space. An existing understanding of Te Ao Maori and tikanga would be an advantage.
For further information about applying to this site please contact Kylie MacDonald, Operations Director, Southern (acting), Ph: 027 8866 537 and/or email email@example.com
These 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)
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.
See and hear more about the role of Psychologist with the Department of Corrections - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0EleGUvXR4
Utu ā-tau | Salary
The full range of salary for our roles are between (85%-120%) $81,049 – $125,485. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.
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 and which site or sites are preferable for you. We are happy for you to indicate that you would be flexible to be considered to work from multiple sites.
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.
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