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Psychologists - Central Auckland

Department of Corrections
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Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Location: Central Auckland
Vacancy number: CSNR9477


Looking to work for an innovative team committed to the provision of psychological services in the management of offending behaviour?


  • Central Auckland office location – heart of the city
  • Accessible by public transport links
  • Opportunity to live and work in the vibrant city of Auckland


We are a team of psychologists at the Department Of Corrections looking to recruit our next valued practitioner.


This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use your clinical skills and provide professional expertise and leadership in a diverse social service environment. Working within a scientist-practitioner framework, providing clinical services targeted to assist offenders develop skills to reduce re-offending is pivotal to this role.


Our psychologists undertake:


  • Clinical assessments (in prison and in the community) 
  • Treatments (in prison and in the community)
  • Provide supervision;
  • Advice and training within Corrections and allied agencies;
  • Monitor the integrity of rehabilitation programmes; and
  • Participate in service and research initiatives.


You will have the opportunity to work with prisoners on remand at the Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF) to address their specific needs. You will also provide support and work across our Probation sites in the central Auckland , or West Auckland areas if suitable.


This professional role calls for someone who:


  • Is reliable with strong communication skills
  • Is able to work independently but in a supported team environment
  • Has strengths in developing relationships with stakeholders and agencies
  • Has a minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology (Clinical or Forensic Psychology and registration with the NZ Psychologist Board in the clinical/counselling and general scope of practice)
  • Is an excellent problem solver who can work across cultures
  • Is flexible and able to work on long and short term interventions


In return we can offer you:


  • A working environment where self management is promoted
  • A connection within a friendly supportive culture
  • Opportunity to work in a team with a broad range of experience
  • A competitive salary and structured advancement opportunities
  • 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.
If this sounds like you, visit our website and apply now!!


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


Or to find out more about this exciting opportunity, you can contact Suzanne Lee, Principal Psychologist via email;


Applications close Sunday 17th June, 2018.

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