Forensic Psychologist job in New Zealand
Position: Forensic Psychologist
Service: Sex Offender Rehabilitation
Contract: Permanent Full Time
Location: New Zealand
Job #: 247
This internationally recognised client is a market leader in offender rehabilitation and community safety. They seek psychologists who are passionate about the field of forensic psychology and offer an opportunity to join a highly skilled and valued workforce.
These prison located roles suit psychologists interested in working in purpose built therapeutic units, which provide intensive cognitive behavioural programmes and promote a community of change environment. The group therapy is designed to help men understand why they have sexually offended, increase awareness of victim harm, develop meaningful life goals and practice new thinking and behavioural skills that will lead them away from further offending. By focusing on evidence based practice and targeted psychological treatment positive results are being obtained with this high risk group of offenders.
In this role you will use your training, skills and experience to provide high quality treatment. The work includes all the various aspects of treatment delivery, ranging from risk assessment to group therapy, and preparing offenders to reintegrate into society by working closely with community based support networks.
Expressions of interest are welcomed from psychologists of all experience levels. Senior level psychologists will provide training and supervision to other staff, including trainees and may have the prospect to undertake managerial tasks, when required.
These jobs offer the ability to further develop your career in a stimulating and professional team environment, with access to a wide range of training and research opportunities. Successful applicants will be encouraged to show initiative and develop clinical skills further through a well developed competency based progression system. Good working conditions and competitive salaries are provided. Psychologists new to this field would be supported in transitioning into this area of work.
To be considered you will need to:
- be a fully qualified clinical or forensic or counselling psychologist.
- have a grounding in cognitive behavioural theory.
- be able to develop risk and clinical assessment skills.
- demonstrate an ability to work with prisoners.
- possess an understanding of the dynamics of individual and group behaviour.
- be an effective verbal communicator with strong relationship management skills.
- have excellent English writing skills, including report writing.
- evidence a willingness to develop competencies in tikanga Maori.
- be prepared to consent to criminal conviction and substance misuse checks.
If you are interested in this job profile then apply in order to be evaluated against the short listing criteria. Feedback will be provided.
Suitably matched applicants will receive additional information about the role, employer, locations, an estimate of likely salary and details of any relocation assistance.
Shortlisted psychologists wishing to proceed to application will receive guidance in job application and interview preparation. Job alerts will then be forwarded as roles become available.
Expressions of interest are encouraged from both local and overseas psychologists. If needed this position would support New Zealand immigration visas for qualifying candidates and their families.