Psychologist - Palmerston North at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Manawatu-Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Impactful work: Make a difference with diverse interventions for high-risk individuals.
- Supportive collaboration: Join a dynamic team, receive training, and collaborate for professional growth.
- Work-life balance and well-being: Prioritise well-being while excelling professionally through comprehensive support.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
We are seeking dedicated and compassionate Registered Psychologists to join our dynamic and supportive team. Located in the heart of Palmerston North, our team operates within the Community Corrections Hub, where we primarily work in prison settings in both Manawatu and Whanganui (male prisons), as well as in Community Corrections.
As part of our team, you will engage in a diverse range of clinical tasks and case consultations involving men, women, and young adults. Our focus is on assessing and intervening with individuals identified as high risk for reoffending. Consequently, we often work with individuals facing complex challenges, who are motivated for change and actively participate in the therapeutic process. We are committed to supporting your growth as a therapist, providing you with the necessary training, supervision, and guidance to excel in assessment and intervention. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to offer expert advice to the Courts and New Zealand Parole Board.
Collaborative meetings with colleagues from Ara Poutama Aotearoa and the community, as well as participation in whanau hui, are integral parts of our work. We also encourage you to share your expertise through training sessions and explore how your specific interests intersect with our work at Ara Poutama Aotearoa. We are actively developing our skills in trauma-informed care and regularly conduct neuropsychological assessments when appropriate.
While being a psychologist with Ara Poutama Aotearoa can be demanding, we prioritise work-life balance and maintaining your personal well-being while delivering exceptional service. We are committed to meeting psychologists' needs and supporting them in achieving positive outcomes. As part of our commitment to your professional growth, Ara Poutama Aotearoa will provide you with comprehensive training specific to the role, ongoing supervision, refresher courses, and opportunities for both in-house and external training.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
To be considered for this rewarding role, we are looking for candidates who possess the following qualifications and qualities:
- Master's degree in psychology and eligibility for registration as a Psychologist in New Zealand.
- Demonstrated experience in providing psychological assessments and evidence-based treatments.
- Training and expertise in trauma-informed therapeutic models.
- Minimum of three years of therapy experience.
- Strong commitment to culturally safe practice and partnership.
- Proven experience working with individuals with acute and complex mental health and/or addictions issues.
- Familiarity or a strong willingness to work with Kaupapa Māori frameworks and services.
- Proficiency in group delivery of interventions is advantageous.
- Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
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.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
If you are passionate about making a positive impact on individuals' lives and are dedicated to providing culturally safe and evidence-based care, we encourage you to apply. Join us at Ara Poutama Aotearoa, where you will find a fulfilling career and the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
All overseas applicants are required to practice under the supervision of a Board-approved supervisor for 12 months or until otherwise approved by the Board. 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.
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To apply, please submit a written application detailing how you meet the essential requirements outlined above. Applications close Thursday 5th October 2023. Make a lasting impact with your psychology expertise—apply now!
If you would like to find out more about working as a Psychologist at Corrections in Palmerston North, please contact Robyn Boyd, Manager Psychological Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, (+64 27 529 0298).
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Attachment:||Psychologist Senior Psychologist - Regional - Reports Manager Psychological Services - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 168KB)
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