Be part of a dynamic Forensic Psychiatric services health professionals team working closely in conjunction with the Courts and Corrections services as well as local general mental health providers.
There are around 45 clinical psychologists in total for all disciplines inside and outside of forensics who provide services to clients which offers a great professional network for other mental health workers. There are close links as well with the University of Waikato’s clinical psychology programme plus joint training and research facility.
Client provides support both inside several prisons and in the community for their geographic area. They work 8 to 4:30pm Monday through Friday with no weekend work. They are a team of 34 at present which includes nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, drug and alcohol counsellors and administrative support. Working in relationship with legal, corrections, court and clinical settings you will provide assessments, reports, treatment services and education. You will deal with a wide range of mental health conditions in both community and prison settings.
Their vision and mission is to make a positive difference in peoplesâ€™ lives so that when they leave prison they do not return. Examples of interventions includes anger management, stress reduction, coping skills, study, returning to a healthier situation than where they lived before entering prison, wellness plans and other programmes.
Ongoing professional development is encouraged and supported with a generous allowance to their clinical psychologists. Four weeks annual leave, 11 paid public holidays are part of the benefits package.