Vacancy: Psychotherapist, Ashburn Clinic, Dunedin

An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Psychotherapist to work at Ashburn Clinic in Dunedin, New Zealand. The position is 0.8 FTE, although there may be some room for negotiation around this.

Ashburn Clinic is a psychiatric hospital and democratic therapeutic community established over 130 years ago.  In catering for both privately and publically funded patients, Ashburn’s treatment model makes a significant and unique contribution to the overall mental health services in New Zealand.  Our patients are adults and particularly present with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, addictions, and complex responses to trauma. 
 
The psychotherapist will have psychotherapeutic responsibility for assessment and treatment of a caseload of inpatients, and will provide input into the multidisciplinary staff team and the wider Ashburn community.  They will have some experience and skills in providing individual psychotherapy within a psychodynamic orientation.  They would ideally have some experience in group psychotherapy and/or therapeutic community processes, but would as a minimum have an interest in developing such skills. Consideration will also be given to those who have recently completed their psychotherapy training.

The successful applicant must have a formal qualification in psychotherapy and be registered as a psychotherapist with PBANZ in New Zealand, or be eligible to be so registered.

Applications close on Friday 29th November at 5pm.  To apply, please email vacancies@ashburn.co.nz for an application pack.