School Educational Psychologist Psychologists for New Zealand AR-126

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School Educational Psychologist Psychologists for New Zealand AR-126

:  Auckland
:  Psychology
Job Type
:  Permanent Full-Time
:  Yes perhaps a little
:  Depends on Years' Experience
Start Date
:  Negotiable

Dear Psychologist

We have a number of full-time School Psychologist vacancies to fill for those who have a Masters in Psychology and a Doctorate degree in Educational or School Psychology, 1500 hours’ supervised, accredited internship or practicum and at least 3-5 years post’ license experience.  The successful applicant must be eligible for and receive their NZ psychologist registration with clinical scope and commit at least two years plus obtain a work visa.

Benefits include five weeks’ paid annual leave on top of 11 paid public holidays, continuing education and other goodies.

Help shape the future of Education

This public ministry works together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Their organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, 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 the group and team

Learning Support is a critical part of the Sector Enablement and Support Group in the Ministry. They are charged with leading the education sector in ensuring that children and young people with additional learning needs are supported to achieve their full potential through education.

Learning Support specialists work closely with families, whānau, caregivers, schools and early childhood educators in English and Māori medium settings and other agencies to help maximise learning outcomes and promote social inclusion.

About this role

As a Psychologist you will play a critical role on their Learning Support team by:

  • Identifying patterns or contributing factors that may be influencing learning, wellbeing and behaviour
  • Enhancing inclusive practices in early learning services, schools and other educational settings
  • Providing professional support and guidance to schools, teachers and families and building the capacity of those who are best placed to support the learning of children and young people
  • Providing appropriate in-depth specialist assessment and analysis for evidenced informed interventions
  • Working as part of a trans-disciplinary team where a child’s needs are complex.

About you

To be successful you will need:

  • Ability to translate specialist knowledge into practical information
  • Ability to co-ordinate service provision in a multi-agency, trans-disciplinary setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with children, young people and their families and teachers across a diverse range of settings.
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.

What can they offer you?

They offer a competitive salary and terms and conditions. In addition, their 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 the support of a large organisation 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?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who will enrich our understanding of the education system.


Apply now!


If you’re open to creating a new adventure in your life I’m happy to lend you a hand to help make it happen.

Kind regards


Larry Beck, Director

Christchurch, New Zealand

1 800 511 6976 (US & Canada Toll-Free)
0800 058 8772 (UK Toll-free)

1800 750 493 (Australia Toll-Free)

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