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Psychologist - Programmes and Interventions

Department of Corrections
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Opportunity to have a National Strategic Oversight of our Medium Intensity Suite of Programmes


$82,477 - $123,715


Broaden Your Skill Base and Further Develop Your Career into Leadership


This role sits within the Rehabilitation Programmes and Interventions team at the Department of Corrections' National Office.  This position presents the opportunity to leverage your psychology practice experience, use your clinical practice knowledge to take a high level overview and broaden your skill base by moving into a nationally focused role. It will appeal to you if you wish to utilise your psychological therapeutic background to influence best practice nationally across our Correctional Environment.


The team is involved with a diverse portfolio of rehabilitation programmes and interventions for men, women, and youth serving community or prison based sentences. The objective of this work is to help offenders make positive changes and lead law-abiding lives, which in turn will contribute to a reduction in reoffending and create safer communities. The team is tasked to develop best practice guidelines, programmes, integrity monitoring processes, and training to facilitators in the regions.


We are looking to appoint a dynamic, motivated Psychologist who will manage the development, and monitor the delivery of a portfolio of rehabilitation programmes and interventions. 


This will give you an opportunity to make a difference and be part of a passionate team.  You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent problem solving skills, sound judgement, and the ability to work effectively within a team.  Key responsibilities will encompass:


  • Professional Practice Enhancement and Support
  • Integrity Monitoring of our Medium Intensity Suite of Programmes
  • Contributing to Programme Design and Development
  • Stakeholder Engagement  


We greatly values Psychologists and offer career development and progression within our organisation. If you are looking for a career pathway then we can offer this.


To be successful in this position you will have a Master's degree or equivalent in Psychology.     


Please note that applicants must hold registration with the New Zealand Psychologist Board 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.



Corrections embrace diversity and are committed to an inclusive workplace.  We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees

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