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Department of Corrections
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Hawkes Bay - Hastings
Hawkes Bay
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Closing Date: Thursday 31st January 2019
Location: Hastings
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The Department of Corrections is a core part of New Zealand's Justice Sector. Our vision is to improve public safety and reduce re-offending through strong leadership, capable staff, a safe working environment and effective partnerships. We place victims at the centre of our concern and people who offend at the centre of our efforts.

We have an exciting opportunity for psychologists to join our team in Hastings. Here in Hastings we work in Hawkes Bay Regional Prison which has one of the two youth units in the country and additional Special Focus Units including a new Maori-focused High Security unit, Te Whare Te Tirohanga (low security Maori focused unit) and two Drug Treatment Units within our prison. In the community the office also provides psychological services to five probation sites from Gisborne to Hastings. 

This particular office is a great place to work if you have a family. We have a very family-friendly environment with flexible hours and an accommodating and supportive team. 

Not only do we offer a great work/family balance here, we offer the beautiful lifestyle that is living in the Hawkes Bay. Close to sandy beaches, outdoor activities and well-regarded schools, this is the perfect location for you to both work, play, and learn from a dedicated team , with the added benefit of no traffic congestion or long commutes. 

This professional role calls for someone who:

  • Is reliable with strong communication skills
  • Has a minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology and registration with the NZ Psychologist Board
  • Is an excellent problem solver who can work across cultures 


In return we can offer you: 

  • A connection within a vibrant supportive team culture
  • A competitive salary and structured advancement opportunities
  • Commitment to professional development and clinical supervision
  • 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.

You already know how beautiful New Zealand is - the otherworldly peaks and valleys of Middle Earth brought this not-so-hidden secret to the world with good reason. But these views are no Hollywood-crafted mirage - they are the real deal, and certain to take your breath away. From the coolest little capital in the world, to the alpine mountains and glaciers we have it all.

As a psychologist with the Department of Corrections you will have the opportunity to explore the country while also providing clinical risk assessments and treatment for people who have offended working in both prison and community settings. You may also have the opportunity to be involved in research work in the context of the scientist/practitioner model.

At Corrections our goal is to reduce re-offending. With the position of psychologist playing a key role in this, you can be a part of this.
Salary: NZD $73,141 to $112,657 (dependant upon professional competency assessment)

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and will be required to complete a full disclosure criminal history check and pre-employment drug tests. 

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

All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered.

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