Date advertised:  27 May 2024
Job Type:  Fixed Term

Whangarei, NZ Kerikeri, NZ Kaitaia, 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


Fixed-term, full-time or part-time maternity leave cover until end of June, 2025, based in Whangārei, Kaitāia or Kerikeri, Te Tai Tokerau. Applying via this advert will indicate your preference for full-time. If you would like to apply for a part-time role, please do so by clicking here


As Te Kahu Tōī | Intensive Wraparound Service Psychologist you will work as part of a trans-disciplinary 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.


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.


Salary range: $85,416 - $126,000 per annum + 3% KiwiSaver 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 in this role, you will also:


  • Be a New Zealand Registered Psychologist under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act and hold a current practicing certificate;
  • Have 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
  • Exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have an ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families, teachers and other professionals across a diverse range of settings
  • Show the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga, and have


We 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 would love to hear what this might look like for you, so feel free to outline this in your Cover Letter.  


About our group and team | Mātau rōpū ake


Te Kahu Tōī, The Intensive Wraparound Service is a service that provides comprehensive, evidence based interventions to support students with challenging behaviour, socio-emotional difficulties and complex learning needs across a range of contexts. The team works collaboratively with students, 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


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 Ann Terry, Te Kahu Tōī Service Manager at


Applications close Midnight – Monday 1 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.