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Psychologist Auckland


Serco Auckland New Zealand

2 months ago

• Permanent / Full-time / Opportunity for a flexible working arrangement
• Based at Kohuora Auckland South Corrections Facility
• Be part of a passionate team that make a difference to people's lives

Job Title: Psychologist

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Rehabilitation and Reintegration, you will provide assessment and treatment services for prisoners to identify and address the factors that led to their offending. This role will work alongside Intern Psychologists, Psychologists, Senior Psychologists, and a team of Programme Facilitators. In this role you will be working as part of a passionate and committed team to provide a comprehensive suite of services to meet the needs of prisoners. This role will

provide consultation and information regarding defendable decision-making to the

wider team, consisting of case managers, custodial staff, management, Ara Poutama

Aotearoa, courts, probation, and the New Zealand Parole Board. You must be... registered with NZ Board of Psychologists as a Psychologist (General, Clinical or Counselling), and hold a current practicing certificate.

About you

You will be a new, or an experienced registered psychologist, with a passion to work

with people within the forensic and health context. While experience in interventions,

risk assessment, and report writing may be advantageous, you are trainable and

committed to your ongoing professional competence development. You are eager to

acquire competence in cognitive behavioural approaches, psychometric assessments,

forensic reports writing, and reducing criminogenic risk. You will assimilate applied

knowledge about “What Works”, Risk Needs Responsivity Model, Good Lives Model, and research-based practice. You will have an excellence orientation to your work, you can work independently, and integrate well within a team. You respect people, cultural differences, and value diversity.

How we’ll support you:
• Salary range: $81,000 - $93,453.
• Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) cover
• Regular clinical supervision.
• Ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Trainings to increase knowledge and competency in risk assessments and evidence-based criminogenic treatment.
• Flexible working conditions (Work from home days).

This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment as an essential selection component for this role.

Serco requires employees in this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. Please consider this requirement when submitting your application.

About Auckland South Correctional Facility

Serco opened Kohuora ASCF in Wiri, South Auckland in 2015, extending its portfolio in Asia Pacific. It is a state of the art facility, operated on behalf of the NZ Department of Corrections. We provide a safe and secure environment for over 900 male prisoners, with a strategic focus on rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners.

Serco and Proud

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, but everyone also has an important role to play from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 60,000+ globally and 16,000+ in Asia Pacific responsible for delivering essential public services in areas including defence, justice, immigration, healthcare, facilities management and citizen services.

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Join Us:

If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.

Serco’s values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative.

Our people matter and make a difference every day.

We seek and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all backgrounds and cultures including Māori and Pasifika, and people with disability.

By joining Serco you will have access to Employee Networks led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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Should you wish to discuss this role further please contact Ninad Patel on: [email protected]
Auckland New Zealand

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