20 May 2022

Full-Time Psychologist – Te Kahu Toi, The Intensive Wraparound Service

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Full-time, permanent position from 1 July 2022 located in one of the four Auckland offices (Albany, Botany, Henderson or Maungawhau)
  • Fixed-term position (until 11 November 2022). Full or part-time applications considered. Position located in Auckland (Maungawhau office)

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.

At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.

We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.

We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by doing the following:

  • Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • Improving feedback loops and information flows

Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa 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

Mō tēnei tūranga – About this 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 do the following:

  • 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

Mōhou ake – About you To be successful you will need the following:

  • 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. ​

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? – Are you ready to make a difference?

We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.

We will provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported. So, if working from home and/or having a flexible start and finish to the day will help with this, we can usually make it happen. We’d love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your cover letter.

In your cover letter we’d like to know:

  • about you, your values, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.

The Ministry invites applications from fully vaccinated people or people with a valid medical exemption (under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021). We will require evidence of your vaccination status, or your medical exemption, at the pre-employment stage of our recruitment process.

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”

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/728007_JobDesc.pdf

For further information and a confidential conversation, please contact the following:

Fiona Crummey, Auckland Intensive Wraparound Service Manager on 027 479 8847 or fiona.crummey@education.govt.nz Applications close midnight, Thursday 2 June 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1630234

Job Categories: Healthcare / Medical. Job Types: Full-Time.

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