Vacancy at Dove Hospice and Wellness, Auckland

Posted on July 17, 2023

Seeking a Senior Psychotherapist

The position is full-time. However, we would consider a 0.8 FTE for the right person.

Our philosophy: We have a multidisciplinary model of care that rests on the foundations of Manaakitanga Kindness, Hauora Wellbeing, and Aroha love.

Senior Psychotherapist Position:

  • To manage and lead a team of psychodynamic psychotherapists’, a narrative therapist, and supervise psychotherapy students.
  • Manage and triage referrals to the counselling team.
  • To hold your own caseload of clients with complex needs.
  • Ideally would have experience in facilitating group psychotherapy and group work.
  • To provide relevant clinical insights to the multidisciplinary team.
  • Facilitate education sessions for staff.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A commitment to their ongoing professional and personal development.
  • The capacity to work compassionately with people who are suffering, those who are dying, and people that are grieving.
  • The ability to work with a variety of people and cultures.
  • Can communicate effectively and respectfully across different disciplines to promote excellence in client care.
  • You must have a formal qualification in psychotherapy and be registered with PBANZ. Membership with NZAP is also an expectation.
  • Team leadership experience is preferrable.

About Dove Hospice and Wellbeing:

We specialize in holistic care that enhances well-being from the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. We support people for whom a ‘cure’ or remission is anticipated, and we support people whose illness is life limiting.

Dove is a charity that has supported the community for over thirty years. We offer a range of services including body therapies, in-patient and out-patient palliative care, psychotherapy and counselling, and a mix of therapeutic and support groups

Benefits of working at dove:

  • Working with a team of supportive health professionals with a high degree of expertise in their chosen fields of practice.
  • An opportunity to contribute to an upcoming cutting-edge research project.
  • Fortnightly external supervision and PBANZ fees.
  • Regular in-service education that is responsive to the needs of the team.
  • You will enjoy free car parking and use of the company car for any community visits.

To apply:

Please send you covering letter and CV to