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Psychologist - Auckland Prison Special Treatment Unit

Department of Corrections
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Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Location: Auckland Prison 
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This is an excellent opportunity to utilise and build on your psychological assessment and treatment skills in a high-intensity programme that's delivers group-based treatment within a therapeutic environment.


Te Piriti Special Treatment Unit  is a purpose built rehabilitation facility based in a low-security unit within Auckland Prison, Paremoremo. Based in beautifully maintained gardens and an active plant nursery, Te Piriti provides intensive group treatment within a ‘community of change' environment, designed to increase the desistance from re-offending among child sex offenders.

This professional role calls for someone who:

  • Has an interest in group-based therapy
  • Has a minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology (Clinical or Forensic Psychology and ability to register with the NZ Psychologist Board in the clinical/counselling and general scope of practice)
  • Is an excellent communicator who can work across cultures, with staff, stakeholders, clients and their families (this give a bit of the MDT flavour of the role, without making it too wordy???)
  • Is a team player and can take an active role in the therapeutic community

In return we can offer you:

  • Experience in group-based therapy
  • A close and supportive team environment
  • Opportunities to work in other areas across the region – maximum security, women's prisons, youth strategy
  • A competitive salary and structured advancement opportunities
  • World class Criminal Justice Psychology training and mentoring


We are open to receiving interest from any part of the world as long as your qualifications are registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board.

If this sounds like you, visit our website and apply now!!

See more about the role of Psychologist with the Department of Corrections – follow the link below

Or to find out more about this exciting opportunity, you can contact Helen Garrett, Principal Psychologist on 09 442 6102.

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