Psychologist at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- 1 x Permanent, Fulltime, Psychologist position available!
- This role is based in our Clinical Services Manuwai team, Hamilton Kirikiriroa
- We're offering a competitive salary starting from $99,315.90 to $110,351, depending on experience
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people
This is an opportunity for a psychologist to become part of the Manuwai team based in Hamilton, servicing the Waikato and Coromandel regions.
In this role, you will be providing clinical guidance and assistance to our tamariki and whānau, providing best practice models of assessment and intervention, whilst working within a Te Ao Māori framework.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
You will provide psychological and therapeutic assessments including psychological parenting assessments and therapeutic needs assessments, as well as specialist interventions (e.g. DBT) to tamariki and whanau who have experienced trauma.
In your role you will work alongside psychologists and specialist child witness interviewers, and partner with others to ensure positive outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi who have experienced trauma associated with abuse and neglect. You will support and provide consultations to social workers and other professionals, and work alongside other government services, non-government organisations, iwi and whanau to do what's best for our tamariki and rangatahi.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
Key requirements of the role include:
- Be a registered psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board with a current annual practicing certificate
- Proven work experience as a psychologist with tamariki and rangatahi would be an advantage
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
- Strong engagement and relationship building skills
- Cultural competence and responsiveness
- Empathy, patience and ability to see past what someone may be struggling with
- Sound judgement and organisational skills
- The ability to manage risk and make difficult decisions
- A positive outlook and supporting nature
- Ability to discern and unpack complex situations
- Be a contributing team member with skills and attributes to be an autonomous practitioner at times when required.
- Some understanding of the Oranga Tamariki Act
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
Apply online with your CV and Covering Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you apply with a log in using your Oranga Tamariki email address. If you have any questions about role, please contact Info_recruit@ot.govt.nz
Hurry as applications for this role close on Friday 26th August 2022
At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our kaimahi and the tamariki and whānau we support. Your psychologist role will require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in line with the COVID-19 Public Health response 2021 and in accordance with Oranga Tamariki's Vaccination Policy.
As an employee with Oranga Tamariki you may also be asked to undertake COVID-19 tests during your employment.
We will require evidence of your vaccination status or a valid exemption if it is required for the position you have applied for.
If you have any questions around whether vaccination is required for this role please contact Info_recruit@ot.govt.nz
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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