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We are hiring!
Current as of July 2017:
Applications are sought from Melbourne based psychologists and psychotherapists with an interest in integrative chronic pain treatment. Help us to grow our special blend of caring, professional, effective pain treatment based on mindbody integration and healing.
About the position
This role will involve the assessment and treatment of clients with chronic pain, chronic fatigue and related TMS/PPD presentations. Familiarity with the work of Dr John Sarno will be highly regarded. Personal experience with recovery from any of the following will also be highly regarded though not essential:
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue
Therapy skills are essential preferably with a background in somatic, psychodynamic, emotion focussed, ISTDP, or similar work.
Training and supervision will be provided for the right candidate. This role may suit an experienced clinician or a newer graduate with personal experience of healing. A combination of training and supervision will be negotiated and tailored to support your growth and efficacy as a professional.
Depending on client load, other non-client-facing work may be also be required.
The position will be offered on either a contract or casual basis and this is negotiable.
Skills and qualities we are seeking
Familiarity with mindbody approaches to healing and wellness, insight, listening ability, compassion, curiosity, desire to learn and grown, desire to work collaboratively, desire to offer excellent service and real healing outcomes, trustworthiness, reliability.
Will be negotiated based on skills and experience, and form of employment (contract, or casual are the most likely avenues).
How to apply
Please reflect on what you could bring to this position, based on your skills, experience and personal qualities. Fill in the following form, which will capture a few practical details, and provide info on how to submit brief CV and covering letter.
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