Psychologist - Trauma Focused - SHCF at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Exciting opportunity for an experienced Psychologist - trauma focused
- Working as part of a team of experienced mental health professionals to help shape the future of mental health services across Ara Poutama Aotearoa
- Join a values-based agency committed to advancing health equity for Māori
- Full time perm role with the Intervention and Support Practice team
- Based at Spring Hill Corrections Facility
'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people'.
Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Corrections) Health Services lead the delivery of patient-focused primary health care services to tangata within corrections facilities across Aotearoa. Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction, places the focus on health at the heart of our business. Building our frameworks from a Matauranga Māori basis is our focus to drive and support equity for Māori, which in turn will contribute to achieving our outcomes of reducing reoffending.
Mō te tūnga | About the roles
Working within a multi-disciplinary team, your role as a psychologist will primarily work with the people in our care who have experienced trauma and provide evidence informed appropriate interventions that support wellness and recovery. Effective clinical caseload management will include triage, assessment, and treatment approaches that are aligned to best practice mental health service provision.
Our team is committed to modelling expert clinical practice and ensure a strong focus on Humanising and Healing - respecting the human dignity and inherent mana of all people in our care, and their whānau. Our team enjoy professional development opportunities, clinical and cultural supervision, and an environment with a vibrant and supportive team culture.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate strong alignment to our kaupapa and who can evidence in a written application how they meet the below essential requirements:
- Master's degree in psychology, and eligible to be registered in New Zealand as a Psychologist
- Demonstrable experience providing psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment
- Training and experience in a trauma informed therapeutic model
- Minimum three years of therapy experience
- A strong commitment to culturally safe practice and partnership
- Demonstrable relevant experience including working with people presenting with acute and complex mental health and/or addictions issues
- Experience or a strong willingness to work with Kaupapa Māori frameworks and services
- Skills in group delivery would be advantageous
- Have effective communication skills, verbally and in writing
The salary range for this position is $76,860 - $125,485 dependent on skills and experience.
Ko wai mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.
As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now - Applications close Sunday 19th February 2023
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.
It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Attachment:||JD - Psychologist - Mental Health Teams TF.docx (Word, 4.31MB)
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