7 Dec 2021

Fixed-term Psychologist

Oranga Tamariki – Posted by HainesAttractKaitaia, Northland, New Zealand

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Job Description

One fixed-term opportunity

Te Tai Tokerau Region, Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Dargaville

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people

About us – Mō mātou

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.

In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders.

We are committed to putting children first, we believe aroha is vital, we respect the mana of people, we are tika and pono, we value whakapapa and we recognise that oranga is a journey.

About therole – Mō te tūnga

This is a rare and rewarding opportunity for a challenge driven psychologist to be a part of a newly developed and vibrant team in our Te Tai Tokerau region. In this role, you will be developing new, culturally responsive services and providing clinical guidance and assistance to our Oranga Tamariki social work staff and community partners.

This an exciting opportunity to be part of a new way of working with our tamariki and whānau, which provides best practice models of assessment and intervention, whilst working from a Te Ao Māori framework. You will also be supported in your professional development and have the opportunity to be part of developing and delivering Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCI T) and Tai Ki Uta (a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills group) across our Te Tai Tokerau region.

What you will bring- Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu

Key requirements of the role include the following:

  • Be a registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board with a current annual practicing certificate
  • Proven work experience as a Psychologist with children and young people would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
  • Strong engagement and relationship building skills
  • Cultural competence and responsiveness.
  • Empathy, patience and ability to see past what someone may be struggling with
  • Sound judgement and organisational skills
  • The ability to manage risk and make difficult decisions
  • A positive outlook and supporting nature
  • Ability to discern and unpack complex situations
  • Some understanding of the Oranga Tamariki Act
  • A full clean driver’s licence

What’s in it for you-Nōu te rourou

Oranga Tamariki offer an impartial remuneration package, that offers progression annually for experience through tenure. Annual remuneration for this position starts between $99,315.90 and $110,351 dependant on experience. We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options and a genuine commitment to wellbeing. As part of the Oranga Tamariki team, you will also enjoy excellent benefits – Employee benefits – Oranga Tamariki.

You will also be supported in your professional development and have the opportunity to be part of developing and delivering Parent­ Child Interaction Therapy (PCI T) and Tai Ki Uta (a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills group) across the Hawkes Bay region.

We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of Tamariki and Rangatahi.

How to apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact kim.watson@ot.govt.nz

Applications close: Monday, 27th December 2021.

Oranga Tamariki is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. We also support flexible working arrangements.

How to Apply

APPLY NOW - https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/?job=5459MP

Job Categories: Social Services. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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