Educational Psychology Practice Adviser

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Wed Sep 6 03:05:04 2023
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  • Have you got experience as a psychologist working in education?
  • Do you hold a current practicing certificate as a registered educational psychologist in NZ?
  • Are you committed to te Tiriti o Waitangi and to implementing culturally responsive practices?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington and Te Puna Akopa - School of Education are currently recruiting a Practice Adviser in Educational Psychology. The role requires relevant knowledge of the practice of Educational Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand and provides coordination of and support for the Educational Psychology Practice Programme (PGDipEPP). This is a permanent, full-time role at 40 hours a week, although part-time options will be considered. Start date 1 December 2023.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The successful candidate will hold a current practicing certificate as a registered educational psychologist in New Zealand and have considerable experience as a psychologist working in education. Applicants must have a commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi and to implementing culturally responsive practices.

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who will build and maintain relationships with educational psychologists, the Ministry of Education, and community providers of internship placements. The ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders is a must.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team of Educational Psychologists and academics consists of internationally recognised scholars with expertise in a range of areas related to the practice of Educational/School Psychology. We have strong community connections, and this is fantastic opportunity to join a collaborative and supportive team.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 9 October 2023

Unfortunately, applications from those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot be considered.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Associate Professor Sue Cherrington, Head of School of Education ( But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV, and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.