Professional Practice Placement, Psychology

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Gain supervised experience in psychology with complex needs clients in Henderson, Auckland. 12-month fixed term contract with 80 hours per fortnight, offering mentorship, development, and work-life balance opportunities.

Job title
Professional Practice Placement, Psychology
Employer
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Location
Henderson, Auckland
Category
Community Services & Development
Time
Full time

Pay

Not mentioned

Fixed term for 12 months
80 hours per fortnight (part time hours may be considered)
Auckland (Henderson)

The route to a career in psychology can be difficult journey. ABC Services' Regional Intellectual Disability Supported Accommodation Service (RIDSAS) has an exciting opportunity for you to gain meaningful supervised experience and develop your clinical skills while working for a well established not-for-profit.

We are looking for an Intern Psychologist or a New Graduate Psychologist to join both our Auckland and Wellington RIDSAS Services. However, we may support a person who has completed their Masters looking to enrol in an internship programme for 2024.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

RIDSAS is contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide rehabilitation services to people with high and complex needs, who have had contact with the justice system. Our approach includes translating therapeutic processes into practice and seeking out rehabilitation opportunities while managing any risks associated with rehabilitation.

Over the course of a 12-month fixed term contract you will gain exposure to working in the disability sector with a wide range of clients from different backgrounds, ethnicities and diagnosed syndromes. You will be providing high quality clinical support to people throughout their rehabilitation journey.

This will include:

Assessing clients (under clinical supervision / managerial discretion) to identify the client's risks, needs and goals.
Developing and implementing focused pieces of work to address specific behaviours / needs as directed.
Evaluating focused pieces of work to ensure they are meeting the client's agreed goals.

Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you?

This placement will give you the opportunity to enhance your CV, apply academic learning in a professional setting and build transferrable skills that can be applied in future work environments. This can be a pathway for you to move into other roles within the organisation, depending on vacancy at the time of completion.

You will receive:

Mentorship and clinical supervision to support ongoing development
Support to complete psychology internship if required
Continuing professional development opportunities
Work life balance and flexibility
Fully funded Annual Practice Certificate (APC)

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu | What you will bring

Eligible for Registration (Full or Intern) in a relevant scope of practice with the New Zealand Psychology Board. Candidates with a completed Masters Degree in Psychology may also be considered.
An interest in working in the Health and Disability sector. Previous experience working in Health and Disability would be a bonus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to your audience
Cultural competence and the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tirirti o Waitangi
Ability to work in an environment with diverse individuals, being open-minded and non-judgmental in your approach
Have a full NZ drivers' licence

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply

Please submit an online application by selecting the 'Apply' button. As part of the selection process, please provide an up to date CV, and a cover letter outlining:

your relevant academic and practical experience
your level of completed study and proposed pathway to registration
the location you wish to be considered for

Mō mātou | About us

ABC Services supports adults with intellectual disabilities to live in their own homes and enjoy life as part of their communities. We are New Zealand's largest provider of services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Our services are founded on ABC's utter commitment for people with intellectual disabilities to have a good life and to be valued contributors to and members of their own community. ABC Services Ltd is an accredited Immigration AEWV employer.

The ABC Group is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity and the different perspectives such diversity brings to our work.

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