Summer Intern - Psychology Programmes (STU Expansion)
Department of Corrections
Wellington , NZ
6d ago

About the role

The DCE Māori team leads Hōkai Rangi, Ara Poutama Aotearoa's strategy and supports the transformation of service delivery to Māori in our care through :

  • Guiding the Department's approach toward areas of greatest impact through the provision of strategic policy, robust insights, and research.
  • Designing and supporting the delivery of world leading rehabilitation, training, education and reintegration services and pathways
  • Upholding Te Tiriti by strengthening our relationships with partners and other Government agencies to improve outcomes with and for Māori.

    As Summer Intern Psychology Programmes (STU Expansion), we are looking for someone with an interest in offence-related rehabilitation.

    The role accountabilities include :

  • Supporting the Women's Network improvement programme and the STU Expansion for women and young adults.
  • Literature reviews relating to rehabilitative treatment for women and young adults.
  • Creating a plan to address recommendations from a project related to intimate relationships within the women's prison estate.
  • Assisting with developing staff training for practitioners who will work in the new Women's therapeutic community.
  • Analyse (descriptive) the data of all the neuropsychic assessments completed on high security young men in the under 25 unit and consider the template of the resulting reports.
  • Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills & Experience

    What you will bring to Corrections :

  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt behaviour to reflect diverse situations and people and deal positively with difficult situations and people.
  • Exhibit well-developed communication skills that enable clear, relevant, and appropriate presentation of ideas, opinions, views and recommendations.
  • Produce written communication that is clear, concise and logical, and of a high standard that is easily understood by the reader.
  • Use verbal communication that is respectful, non-threatening, delivered in a manner appropriate for the audience and appropriate for a learning context.
  • Effectively use technology.
  • Self-management / planning skills.
  • Able to plan and organise self to ensure the most effective utilisation of available resources.
  • Effectively manage time and workload, taking responsibility for learning and development.
  • Papers in criminal justice psychology would be very advantageous.
  • On a clinical psychology pathway would be an advantage.
  • Expertise in the areas of youth and / or women prison populations would be advantageous.
  • To be considered for this Summer Internship, you must be in your final years of Masters, in Psychology.

    Pay Rate : $23.00 per hour.

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