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Psychologist/ Senior Psychologist

Advertiser: Department of CorrectionsMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
20 Nov 2019
Location
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Psychologist/ Senior Psychologist

Te Whare Manaakitanga Special Treatment Unit, Rimutaka Prison, Wellington

Te Whare Manaakitanga (TWM) is a purpose built 30-bed intensive treatment unit for high risk violent offenders.  It is based in Rimutaka Prison (approximately 30 minutes from Wellington city) and is one of four units in New Zealand where the Special Treatment Unit Rehabilitative Programme (STURP) is delivered. 

The STURP has been recognised as the Department of Corrections most effective treatment programme, with research showing that men who complete the programme and receive parole are 32% less likely to reoffend than an untreated matched sample.  As a TWM psychologist, you will thus become part of a team dedicated to, and succeeding in, making real change in the lives of men identified as high-risk violent offenders, their whanau, and the wider community. 

Your core task at TWM will be to recruit, assess and develop individualised treatment plans for 10 men.  You will subsequently co-facilitate the nine month cognitive-behavioural group treatment programme with the 10 men, complete specialist reports outlining their treatment progress, and consult on reintegration pathways for the men post-programme.  All staff will also have the ability to design and deliver complementary individual treatment sessions as appropriate, and to take an active role in the running of TWM’s ‘community of change’ environment designed to provide participants with opportunities to rehearse and generalise the skills acquired in treatment sessions.  Senior psychologists will have further opportunities to provide clinical supervision and training. 

If you are tired of completing endless assessments, short interventions, or higher-level reports, and want the chance to work in a more intensive therapeutic manner with a smaller number of clients, TWM could be the opportunity you are looking for.  Applications are invited from Registered Psychologists with a specialty in Forensic or Clinical Psychology - who can demonstrate knowledge and the ability to apply Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and/or Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques. 

All staff will be provided with weekly supervision from psychologists who are experienced in group work and supportive of staff development.   

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Nicky Perkins, Manager Psychological Services on 04 529 0101 or email nicola.perkins@corrections.govt.nz

Te Whare Manaakitanga Special Treatment Unit, Rimutaka Prison, Wellington

Te Whare Manaakitanga (TWM) is a purpose built 30-bed intensive treatment unit for high risk violent offenders.  It is based in Rimutaka Prison (approximately 30 minutes from Wellington city) and is one of four units in New Zealand where the Special Treatment Unit Rehabilitative Programme (STURP) is delivered. 

The STURP has been recognised as the Department of Corrections most effective treatment programme, with research showing that men who complete the programme and receive parole are 32% less likely to reoffend than an untreated matched sample.  As a TWM psychologist, you will thus become part of a team dedicated to, and succeeding in, making real change in the lives of men identified as high-risk violent offenders, their whanau, and the wider community. 

Your core task at TWM will be to recruit, assess and develop individualised treatment plans for 10 men.  You will subsequently co-facilitate the nine month cognitive-behavioural group treatment programme with the 10 men, complete specialist reports outlining their treatment progress, and consult on reintegration pathways for the men post-programme.  All staff will also have the ability to design and deliver complementary individual treatment sessions as appropriate, and to take an active role in the running of TWM’s ‘community of change’ environment designed to provide participants with opportunities to rehearse and generalise the skills acquired in treatment sessions.  Senior psychologists will have further opportunities to provide clinical supervision and training. 

If you are tired of completing endless assessments, short interventions, or higher-level reports, and want the chance to work in a more intensive therapeutic manner with a smaller number of clients, TWM could be the opportunity you are looking for.  Applications are invited from Registered Psychologists with a specialty in Forensic or Clinical Psychology - who can demonstrate knowledge and the ability to apply Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and/or Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques. 

All staff will be provided with weekly supervision from psychologists who are experienced in group work and supportive of staff development.   

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Nicky Perkins, Manager Psychological Services on 04 529 0101 or email nicola.perkins@corrections.govt.nz

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