Psychologist IWS

Date advertised:  4 Jul 2024
Job Type:  Permanent

Auckland, NZ

Help shape the future of Education


We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes


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.


About this role | Mō tēnei tūranga


  • Based in our Mt Eden or Botany Office.
  • 0.7FTE Permanent, part-time.


As Te Kahu Tōī IWS Psychologist you will work as part of a team to understand the underlying needs of the young person and family and implement evidence-based interventions in your areas of expertise. More specifically, you:


  • 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, individualized, 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.


Salary range: $85,416 - $126,000 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.


About you | Mōhou ake


To be successful you will need:


  • To be a New Zealand Registered Psychologist under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act and hold a current practicing certificate.
  • 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
  • The ability and willingness to adhere to the Public Service Standards of Integrity and Conduct.


Using wraparound as an evidenced framework, you will change the everyday practice of families, teachers and other that nurture tamariki.  You will 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.


About our group and team | Mātau rōpū ake


Te Kahu Tōī Intensive Wraparound Service 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


Our colleagues 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”.


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


If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply' button. 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.


For further information, please contact Fiona Crummey at or phone 09 265 3167 /  027 478 8847.


Applications close Midnight – Sunday 28 July 2024.


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.