Supporting positive outcomes

Psychologists (Kaimātai Hinengaro) assess and treat individuals who have a high risk of re-offending and who often present with complex psychological issues. Working both in the prison and in the community, they assess needs and provide one-on-one or group treatment.

The role

Kaimātai Hinengaro have a strong professional identity in the department. They report to psychologists and are supported by a National Office team led by our chief psychologist. They also contribute to the quality of the rehabilitative programmes run by the department by undertaking research and supervising programmes.

Skills we look for

 We are looking for people who:

  • are critical thinkers with the ability to assess information
  • are culturally responsive and good at communicating with a range of people
  • have the ability to motivate others and are engaging
  • have strong interpersonal skills
  • are natural problem solvers and have an interest in helping others

What can we offer

• In house cultural and professional supervision
• Support from a team of psychologists (both regionally and at a National level)
• A 40-hour working week, usually Monday to Friday
• Five weeks holiday annually and an additional week after a period of service
• In-depth paid training

What you need

- Minimum of a Masters degree in Psychology and ability to register with the New Zealand Psychologist Board (ideally in Clinical, Forensic or Counselling scope)
- Full New Zealand or International Driver Licence
- Ability to pass a drug test

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