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We are hiring an enthusiastic Psychologist to join our dynamic team at Ministry of Education NZ in Auckland.
Growing your career as a Full Time Psychologist is an awesome opportunity to develop exceptional skills.
If you are strong in persuasion, decision-making and have the right personality for the job, then apply for the position of Psychologist at Ministry of Education NZ today!

Te Kahu Toi
Intensive Wraparound Service
• Psychologist full time fixed term position located in South / South West Auckland (Botany or Maungawhau office)
• 28 August 2023 to 28 August 2024
• Applications close Tuesday 6 June 2023
Help shape the future of Education
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
While we work in... different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.
About our team
Te Kahu Tōī, The Intensive Wraparound Service is a service that provides comprehensive, evidence based interventions to support children/young people with challenging behaviour, socio-emotional difficulties and complex learning needs across a range of contexts. The team works collaboratively with children/young people, parents/caregivers and family/whānau, schools, agencies and local communities to develop and implement comprehensive ecological wraparound plans.
The priority for these plans is for the child/youth to achieve success at home, school and in their local community. For information about the Intensive Wraparound Service please refer to Video case studies and outcomes of the Intensive Wraparound Service.
About the role
As Te Kahu Tōī IWS Psychologist you will work as part of a team to understand the needs of the young person and family, and implement evidence-based interventions in your areas of expertise. More specifically, you will;
• Identify patterns or. contributing factors that may be influencing learning, wellbeing and behaviour
• Contribute to strength based collaborative team processes to meet the young person's underlying needs
• Provide ongoing, individualised and dynamic psychological assessment and intervention
• Support all those around the child to use evidence informed practice
• Monitor implementation effectiveness by supporting data collection and informed decision making
• Please see attached job description
About you
To be successful you will need;
• To be a New Zealand Registered Psychologist under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act and hold a current practicing certificate;
• OR, be registered as an Intern Psychologist having gained entry to a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology that will enable you to gain full registration as a psychologist under the HPCAA;
• Ability to contribute your specialist skills within multi-agency, trans-disciplinary settings where the child/youth are at the centre of everything you do
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• An ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families, teachers and other professionals across a diverse range of settings
• The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
Please note that this role is affected by the COVID-19 Public Health (Vaccinations) Order. ​
In order for a successful applicant/s to be offered this role, they will need to comply with the requirement to be vaccinated and agree to provide information and evidence regarding their vaccination status.
What can we offer you?
We offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions. You will also receive initial and ongoing training in wraparound practice, comprehensive practice support, supervision, and opportunities for professional development to continue to develop skills in relevant areas of expertise and interest
In addition, our specialists tell us they value the following;
• “The ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and their whānau and contribute to system wide change is a huge plus”
• “The Ministry offers a strong community of practice and support so I never feel isolated or alone”
• “I really value the ability to work closely with specialists from other disciplines. It enhances my own practice and thinking”.
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the needs of individuals within education, care and health systems. As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
Are you ready to make a difference?
For further information and a confidential conversation, please contact: Fiona Crummey, Auckland Intensive Wraparound Service Manager View phone number on jobs.institutedata.com View email address on jobs.institutedata.com.
Benefits of working as a Psychologist in Auckland:

● Excellent benefits
● Advancement opportunities
● Advantageous package

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