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Educational Psychologist job in New Zealand

Position: Educational Psychologist
Industry: Special Education
Service: Intensive Wrap Around
Contract: Permanent Full Time
Location: New Zealand
Job #: 118

Do you have the skills to provide comprehensive evidence based interventions to support students aged 7-14 with challenging behaviour, socio-emotional difficulties and complex learning needs across a range of contexts?

Based in a specialist team you will work collaboratively with students, parents/caregivers and family, schools, educators and other agencies to provide comprehensive ecological wraparound plans that are individualised, culturally appropriate, and will support students within school, family and community settings in order to improve life outcomes.

Some regional travel may be required to provide services.

Preferred candidates will:

  • Be able to demonstrate effectiveness in disruptive behaviour management.
  • Have experience in ecological models of assessment and intervention.
  • Be familiar with the Positive Behaviour for Learning model.
  • Enjoy working collaboratively to encourage and support the development of pro-social and successful learning behaviours.
  • Be proactive, innovative and enjoy a challenge.

If interested apply in order to be evaluated. Feedback will be provided.  You don't have to be an active job seeker to apply. 

Suitably matched applicants will receive information about the role, the employer, the locations, and an estimate of likely salary.

Shortlisted psychologists would receive guidance in making 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.  New Zealand immigration visas would be available for qualifying overseas candidates and their families.

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