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Psychologist: Te Kahu Tōī, Intensive Wraparound Service

Hawkes Bay
Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Help shape the future of Education

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 shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary.


We are making significant changes to how we deliver our purpose.


So that we:


  • Take practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Give priority to regional and local voice.
  • Deliver greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
  • Improve feedback loops and information flows.


Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people around 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 our ākonga in our education system.


Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role


 As a Te Kahu Tōī | Intensive Wraparound Service 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.


This role is based in the Hawke’s Bay region offering a fantastic lifestyle and work-life balance opportunity working in one of New Zealand’s sunniest locations. (See the following link for more information on Hawke’s Bay as a destination:


Salary range: $82,928 - $117,928 per annum + 3% kiwi saver. The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.


For more details about the role, you can view the Job Description here.


We also offer:


  • Flexible working arrangements where everyone feels valued & supported.
  • The ability to purchase extra days leave.
  • A range of employee network groups.
  • An inclusive environment that encourages your personal cultural competency journey.
  • Development and learning, including mentorship programmes and internal secondments.
  • Wellness initiatives to support your overall health and wellbeing.


Mōhou ake | About you


To be successful in this role, you will need to have the following capabilities and competencies:


  • 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology that will enable you to gain full registration as a psychologist under the HPCAA;
  • the 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.


Mātau rōpū ake | About our group and team


Te Mahau | Te Tai Whenua (Central) is a frontline group that collectively provides leadership and integrated services to the sector and others.


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


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


If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘Apply now’ link below. In your cover letter we’d like to know about you, your values, or anything else you’d like to share. We’re keen to understand your motivations, strengths, transferable skills, and the diverse perspectives you will bring to the role.


All applications must be submitted online via the link below (please do not email your application).


If you need any further information, please contact Liana Gibson, Service Manager/Psychologist for Te Kahu Tōī | Intensive Wraparound Service at 027 289 3894 and/or email


Applications close Midnight – Monday 11 December 2023


We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging. If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.


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