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Psychologist Karaka STU Waikeria Prison

Department of Corrections
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Waikato - Hamilton
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Location: Waikeria Prison
Vacancy number: CSCR9435


Do you want to be part of a team that makes a real difference in your community?


Are you a Registered Psychologist with post graduate qualifications in Clinical or Forensic Psychology?


Would you like to work for an innovative organisation committed to the provision of psychological approaches to the management of offending behaviour?


Yes? This could be the opportunity you are looking for.


Karaka Special Treatment Unit is a dedicated “community of change” based at Waikeria Prison, renown for its success in supporting the rehabilitation of high-risk and violent offenders. Our psychologically based therapeutic programmes have been recognised as having a significant and positive impact in our quest to reduce reoffending.


As a Psychologist located in a Special Treatment Unit within Corrections Services, you will be facilitating an intensive group programme within a therapeutic community designed to reduce the offending rates of high risk offenders. You will also provide clinical and risk assessments, advice, supervision, and training to other Corrections staff and may be involved in research work in the context of the scientist/practitioner model.


Successful candidates will have a minimum of a Masters Degree in Psychology - with a specialty in Forensic or Clinical Psychology - be reliable, have excellent communication and problem solving skills and ability to work across cultures. We will give you a highly competitive salary, world class training, a vibrant supportive team culture, and opportunities for career advancement.


Applications close Tuesday 5th June 2018.

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