Get visa sponsorship in Timaru, Canterbury as Clinician/Therapist. Please note that you will have to make your own enquiries with the employer directly.

In this position, you will be offering therapeutic support to young people with mental health concerns, delivering counselling to individuals aged 12 - 24. It is essential to uphold professional registration and employ best practice approaches in this role.

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Timaru, Canterbury
Healthcare & Medical
Full time


$61,000 – $83,438 per year

About the role

A clinical role delivering a range of therapeutic services to young people, including the Thrive Te Pae Ora service, which is designed to meet the needs of rangatahi/young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.

Provide therapeutic counselling for young people at risk young people aged 12 - 24 years. Maintain professional registration. Utilize best practice methods in all clinical practice, and have working knowledge of the following modalities: MI, CBT, ACT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Provide a service that reflects the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Respect the diverse ethnic and cultural heritage of New Zealand and utilize culturally appropriate counseling practices. Work with co-existing mental health and addiction issues as appropriate.Work as an effective and collaborative member of a regional team for the wider organization as a whole. Permanent full-time role (various hours from 32 to 40 hours per week possible).

Benefits and perks

Our team is like a family - for your hard work we have the following on offer for you!

Competitive Salary. Relocation allowance. 5 weeks annual leave. Cultural support & supervision. 1:1 professional supervision. Annual PD budget and PD leave. Annual Wellbeing Allowance.

Skills and experience

Current full NZ professional registration (i.e. Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Counsellor (DAPAANZ or NZAC), Nurse Therapist). Experience working as a clinician in the Mental Health and/or Addictions field. Knowledge of delivering brief interventions with to a variety of individuals. Knowledge of motivational interviewing, ACT/ CBT, solution focused, Whanau & cultural therapies would be an advantage. Kaupapa Māori knowledge. Your full driver's license.

About the business

We are a dynamic not-for-profit organization that provides therapeutic services to young people experiencing mental health and addiction issues. Our aim is to support and empower young people and whānau to live meaningful, valued and enriched lives through innovative and responsive services. We are committed to Titiri o Waitangi and the delivery of culturally appropriate services for diverse clients and their whānau. We have teams based in South Canterbury, Otago, Central Lakes and Southland with our people at the core of our success of what we do!

Living and working in South Canterbury

Timaru and the surrounding area provide a laid-back easy going lifestyle, where the commute to work takes 5-10 minutes. Housing is affordable, the central location is just one hour sea to snow, and easy driving access to major cities.

How to apply

Applications will be processed as they are received, please do not delay in sending in your application.

ABC is an Accredited Employer under Immigration New Zealand.

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