Psychologist job in New Zealand
Service: Violent Offender Rehabilitation
Contract: Permanent Full Time
Location: New Zealand
Job #: 12
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 interventions are designed to help participants understand why they have committed violent offenses, 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.
In this role you would use your 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 recently qualified through to highly experienced psychologists. Senior level psychologists will provide supervision to other staff, including trainees and may 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.
Our client is an internationally recognised market 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.
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 active 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.
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Suitably matched psychologists will receive additional information about the role, employer, locations, an estimate of salary and details of any relocation assistance.
Psychologists wishing to proceed to an application will receive guidance in the 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. These opportunities would support New Zealand immigration visas for qualifying candidates and their families.