Mā mea ka kite a muri, mā muri ka ora a mua
Those who lead give sight to those who follow, those who follow give life to those who lead


Permanent Part-Time (0.8 FTE – up to 32 hours per week)

  • Do you have a passion for excellent person-centred care in a Residential Trauma Treatment Centre?
  • Are you interested in leading a supportive and compassionate team?

Te Whare Mahana offers New Zealand’s ONLY residential Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme for adults. Situated in Takaka, Golden Bay, this internationally renowned programme is for people experiencing frequent high levels of distress and trauma, and have had little success with hospital and community treatments.

The Clinical Lead will guide a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of high-quality clinical service in evidence-based treatment of clients and ensure the quality of clinical services offered by the programme. This role requires proven and effective clinical and leadership skills and competence in delivering trauma exposure therapy to clients who score high on dissociation and have dual diagnoses. You will have the skills to guide the clinical team in preparing clients for exposure therapy and support the team in upskilling their capacity to provide it themselves. You will have a willingness to familiarise yourself with standard DBT and Bohus DBT-PTSD skills training, if not already proficient.

If you are passionate about mental health, open to working in a great location (Takaka, Golden Bay), and want to work in an innovative and nurturing culture then consider this role. A high level of resilience is required for this position.

Benefits include: Flexibility in work schedule, paid prof./registration fees and an annual training budget. A contribution towards relocation and housing network support will be provided. Salary offered in relation to the professional experience.

Qualifications required: Qualified Psychologist/Psychotherapist. Registered or eligible to register with the New Zealand Psychologists Board (NZPB) or The Psychotherapists Board (PBANZ) and hold a valid annual practising certificate. EMDR practitioner.

For a more detailed position description, please click here. For any further information, please visit our webpage, www.twm.org.nz or contact us directly via email – HR@twm.org.nz

Applications close: OPEN until filled!