Clinician - Stop Adult Service, Christchurch


  • Canterbury

Stop is a specialist provider of high quality community-based assessment and treatment services that make a difference in the lives of people affected by harmful sexual behaviour. 

Stop is expanding and developing new services and we are recruiting for a full or part-time role in the Adult Service, based in Christchurch. The position will require the successful candidate to complete clinical assessments and deliver individual and group based programmes of intervention for males and females who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour. The position will also involve working in a new prevention service being developed to provide support for individuals who experience sexual interest in children  and are seeking help to address this. 

Our programmes incorporate a holistic approach which places critical focus on the importance of working with the individual in the context of their whanau and wider system. For the ideal candidate, the role will also offer experience in programme development and evaluation, development and delivery of training packages and research opportunities. This is an excellent opportunity for a clinician within a multi-disciplinary team working closely with professionals in other community and statutory agencies.

 The ideal applicants will have:

  • A qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling or equivalent
  • Experience in clinical assessment and intervention with adults 
  • The ability to work independently and systemically with families and support and accountability networks
  • Experience and skills in therapeutic work with adults with an intellectual disability would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of harmful sexual behaviours and modalities of interventions to address this behaviour is preferable but not essential 

Stop has achieved a reputation for supporting professional development through high quality supervision and training opportunities to achieve best practice standards. 

Stop provides a professionally stimulating and supportive work environment with staff benefits that include:

  • Employer paid medical insurance
  • 5 weeks annual leave and 10 days sick leave per annum
  • high quality supervision
  • attractive salary commensurate with the role
  • generous professional development package that is tailored to the individual’s skills and needs of the service 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a challenging and dynamic field of clinical work. Specialist training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Applications will be processed as they are received. 

For more information contact:  Elizabeth Scott: Tel: 021 1475 679    Email:


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