Forensic Psychologist job in New Zealand
Position: Forensic Psychologist
Service: Community Safety & Offender Rehabilitation
Contract: Permanent Full Time
Location: New Zealand
Job #: 12
Our client is an internationally recognised leader in offender rehabilitation and community safety. Their goal is to reduce rates of re-offending. They seek psychologists who are passionate about forensic psychology and offer an opportunity to join a highly skilled and valued workforce.
Prison located roles are within the purpose-built, therapeutic units, which provide intensive cognitive behavioural programmes and promote a community of change environment. The group interventions are designed to help participants understand why they have committed offences, increase awareness of victim harm, develop meaningful life goals and practice new thinking and behavioural skills that will lead them away from future offending. By focusing on evidence-based practice and targeted psychological treatment, positive results are being obtained with this high-risk group of offenders.
Community-based roles involve completing clinical and risk assessments to the Courts and Parole Boards, providing offence focused therapy, consultation, advice, training and supervision.
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.
To be considered you will need to:
- Have a grounding in cognitive behavioural theory.
- Be able to complete risk and clinical assessments.
- 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 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.
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Suitably matched applicants will receive information about the role, the employer, the locations, an estimate of likely salary and details of any relocation assistance.
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.