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Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Bay of Plenty - Tauranga
Bay of Plenty
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Location: Bay of Plenty, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Registered Psychologists – Bay of Plenty Region


Permanent, Full Time or Part Time - We are flexible about how this role might look, so if you are looking for flexibility please read on!

As a psychologist with our Clinical Services Team you will work closely with Health, Education, Police and community providers to support social workers, Tamariki, Rangatahi and whanau throughout the Bay.  You will do this by providing a diverse range of services to six Oranga Tamariki sites in this region and be undertaking child assessments, treatment of psychological trauma and supporting at times the forensic process.  Some planned travel will be required and you will run consultation clinics with social workers and complete specialist assessments of parenting capacity. Practical experience working with children, young people and their families is essential to success in this role.  The diversity of this role provides the flexibility to use different evidence based models and intervention tools to achieve positive outcomes for Tamariki, their whanau and community.


We offer:

• Induction and training
• Regular clinical supervision and development
• Salary is commensurate with skills and experience


You'll bring:
Culturally responsive practice
• Competence in working with child and adolescent development and family dynamics
• Current registration and practising certificate with the New Zealand Psychologists Board
• The current right to work in New Zealand.
• A full, NZ driver's license with no conditions is required.
While not essential, a post graduate qualification in Clinical or Educational Psychology would be advantageous.

Applications close: 29 April 2018


How to apply

Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.  Current Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal'.  All other Candidates – please click the apply now button to submit your online application – we look forward to receiving your application!

For any further  discussion about the role contact please Julie Mechen (Manager Clinical Services) on 07 928 5143

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