Senior Psychologist at Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō mātou | About us
The name 'Oranga Tamariki' carries our aspirations for all children, and it is our promise to the children and young people that we serve.
• 'Oranga' is the wellbeing we want to help the children we work with to have.
• 'Tamariki' reminds us that children are descended from greatness. They are born with an inherent mana that can be damaged by abuse and neglect.
Whakatakapokai is the most recent secure youth justice residence to open. With 15 beds, there is a strong aspirational focus on achieving positive change with rangatahi through a model of care that draws on holistic, relational, and restorative ways of being (Te Ao Maaori) to reduce reoffending. As part of our collective brand of practice you may be asked to support certain activities across the youth justice network.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
We are seeking a Senior Psychologist to join our residence leadership team. This is a diverse and varied role certainly not for the faint hearted! As part of the wider multidisciplinary team, you will provide psychological services including psychological screening and assessment of rangatahi in our care. There is flexibility for you to use a range of evidence-based interventions to achieve positive outcomes that reduce risk of youth re-offending. You will also work with wider Oranga Tamariki roles to provide supervision, training and coaching to clinical teams and occasional education for care teams.
Experience working with children in a care or rangatahi in secure environments will be an advantage but an open mind and authentic desire to work with our rangatahi is most important. You will be asked to promote service delivery that is holistic, relational and restorative.
Our Senior Psychologist will be able to enjoy genuine work-life balance and an environment that is innovative and collaborative.
Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring
Key requirements of the role include:
• NZ Psychologist registration with a Masters' Degree in Psychology (Clinical or Counselling)
• Experience providing psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment
• Experience or a strong motivation to work with Kaupapa Māori frameworks and services
• Knowledge of criminal conduct and effective interventions to reduce offending behaviours
• An understanding of tikanga Māori, the importance of whakapapa and appreciation of cultural differences
• Understanding of the impact of neuro-disability, trauma and attachment on a young person's behaviour
Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
As well as a dynamic work environment driving positive change for rangatahi, whaanau and communities, Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, with annual progression for experience through tenure. Annual remuneration for this position starts between $118,257.30 and $131,397.00 dependant on experience. We offer a vibrant and innovative team and flexible work options.
To see all the benefits of working for Oranga Tamariki, please visit https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-us/employee-benefits/
How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono
Apply online with your CV and cover letter. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.
If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee, please register or log in using your Oranga Tamariki e-mail address.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 30th November 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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