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Principal Psychologist, Wellington

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

Principal Psychologist

Location: Wellington Region/Rimutaka Prison
Vacancy Number: CSLNR8914

Providing professional leadership and development to a team of highly skilled Psychologists, help us reduce re-offending and contribute to improving the lives of our communities.


You will maintain the ongoing provision of quality psychological and clinical services through the monitoring of service delivery, aligned to policy and procedural requirements. You will also be dedicated to an environment of continuous improvement by evaluating emerging best practices, whilst ensuring our code of ethics is upheld.


To be considered, you will:

  • Be a Registered Psychologist with a Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in psychological assessment and treatment
  • Possess proven team leadership and supervision skills
  • Be knowledgeable in professional practise areas of research, evaluation and treatment in the criminal justice sector
  • Have proven relationship and resource management skills
  • Demonstrate cultural responsiveness
  • Be committed to continually improving service delivery


This is a rare opportunity providing a competitive salary and a vibrant supportive team culture, overseeing a team of dedicated Psychologists, Programme Facilitators and Residential Supervisors making a difference.

Please apply on line before the closing date of Wednesday, 24th January 2018.   Emailed applications will NOT be considered.


Applications close Wednesday, 24 January 2018.

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