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  • Forensic Psychologist

    Community Safety & Offender Rehabilitation
    New Zealand

    Are you interested in helping offenders at high risk of re-offending? Apply for this job profile to be advised of jobs working in prison or community settings.

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  • Psychologist

    Community Safety & Offender Rehabilitation
    New Zealand

    We are always interested in hearing from psychologists seeking community based criminal justice jobs.  If you enjoy completing clinical and risk assessments,  and providing therapy, consultation, supervision and training then these jobs will be of interest to you.

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  • Psychologist

    Violent Offender Rehabilitation
    New Zealand

    Are you interested in helping men change their patterns of violent behaviour?  These prison based jobs will provide the opportunity to practice your assessment and group treatment skills in a highly specialised therapeutic facility. 

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  • Clinical Psychologist

    Rural Adult Mental Health
    New Zealand

    Yearning to experience New Zealand's laid-back provincial lifestyle ?  These adult mental health  jobs are ideal for clinical psychologists who prefer to live and work in smaller towns.

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  • Clinical Psychologist

    Adult Forensic Mental Health
    New Zealand

    Interested in working with adults with severe mental illness, psychological distress and offending behaviour?  These forensic  jobs are ideal for those interested in complex assessments, forensic report writing, consultation, intervention and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

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  • Educational Psychologist

    School & Early Childhood
    New Zealand

    If you are a educational or clinical psychologist with an interest in special education we would like to hear from you.  We are currently seeking candidates for a range of locations throughout New Zealand.

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  • Educational Psychologist

    Intensive Wrap Around
    New Zealand

    These service development psychologist jobs represent a significant shift in the management of disruptive behaviour in the education system.  Offered is the possibility to gain experience  within New Zealand’s unique and well developed network of  systems.

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  • Clinical Psychologist

    Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    New Zealand

    Is your passion to work with children and adolescents experiencing moderate to severe mental illness and psychological distress ?   These psychology jobs are within Community Mental Health Services (CAMHS). City, provincial and rural locations.

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  • Clinical Psychologist

    Older Adults Mental Health
    New Zealand

    Do you have experience working in older adult mental health services.  Register your interest if you wish to be considered for these rewarding psychology jobs.  

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  • Clinical Psychologist

    School & Early Childhood
    New Zealand

    If you are a educational or clinical psychologist with an interest in special education we would like to hear from you.  We regularly seek candidates for a range of locations throughout New Zealand.

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Case Study

Natalie is a clinical psychologist recruited from the UK. This is what she had to say.

Job hunting from halfway around the world proved no barrier. After two years working in forensic mental health services in the UK, she says New Zealand sounded like an ideal change.

"I wanted to move away from the hectic London lifestyle but was not yet ready to move home to Ireland. I applied for the job in Wellington before moving and was pleasantly surprised at how easy the process was. I was interviewed over the phone, then it was relatively straightforward to obtain visas and to register as a clinical psychologist in New Zealand,"

Natalie says her favourite part of the job is working therapeutically with a complex group of people. "I love the diversity of the role. I work with individuals in prison and the community; I have the opportunity to complete assessments, provide interventions, work on research projects, and supervise others."

Empathy, understanding and analytical skills are vital, along with the ability to step back and make clear decisions about how best to help each individual. "Working therapeutically with offenders requires patience, tolerance and a willingness to work with the person at their level and their pace."

My employer welcomes psychologists with clinical or forensic backgrounds and provides excellent working conditions and a clear career structure. "It is a progressive organisation that respects its psychologists. There's a strong emphasis on rehabilitation and psychologists play a key role in this," says Natalie.

As for her new home: "New Zealand is an easy place to move to and a great place to live, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. It's every bit as beautiful as it is made out to be."