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Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Community Services
Auckland - Auckland Central
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description


Clinical Services Central Auckland

Oranga Tamariki

Full time/ Part time, Permanent

Puawaitahi, Grafton, Central Auckland



Clinical Services Oranga Tamariki invites applications from Registered Psychologists for a permanent fulltime position based at Puawaitahi Multi-Agency Centre. Consideration may be given to a suitable applicant for a part-time role. The Centre is a joint initiative between Oranga Tamariki Clinical Services, Auckland District Health Board, and Central Auckland Police to assure positive outcomes for children and young people who have experienced abuse. The Centre is based locally to Starship Hospital.


Applicants must be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.


The Clinical Services Central Auckland team is a small team which provides psychological and therapeutic assessments and specialist interventions to children and young people who have experienced abuse and neglect. Experience working with children in a care and protection environment, specifically providing assessment and therapy to children and their families/caregivers, and assessments of parenting capacity will be an advantage. Responsibilities will include working with Maori and Pacifica clients, providing professional consultation to Social Workers, and liaising with community providers.


The diversity in this role provides the flexibility in the use of evidence-based therapy models and intervention tools to achieve positive outcomes for children and their whanau.


Oranga Tamariki has wide-ranging statutory responsibilities and is committed to services that are culturally appropriate. Oranga Tamariki recognises and has a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Salary will be according to the relevant Oranga Tamariki Psychologist or Therapist Remuneration Scale.


We offer:

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Opportunities for further professional development
  • Great team environment


How to apply:


Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Only applications made online will be accepted.


Note: If you currently work for Oranga Tamariki you must apply online through your myHR careers portal at work so your application connects to your employee record.


Applications Close : 25th November 2018



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