Jobs & Hiring


At South Pacific Private our vision is to bring hope, health and happiness to troubled people, through our expertise in the holistic treatment of addictions and mental illness, by changing lives and healing families.” -Lorraine Wood, Co-Founder.

This mission statement underpins all that we do at South Pacific Private (SPP) and is the reason why our greatest and most valued resource is our staff. For over 25 years, South Pacific Private has been providing a unique opportunity for both personal and professional development for those who work in this field.

South Pacific Private is known as a thought leader in the field of addiction treatment not only in Australia, but globally and leads the way in the treatment of mental illness, addiction, trauma-related conditions, and co-occurring disorders. The Treatment Centre offers a dynamic and stimulating workplace where we strive to support our staff in developing their professional expertise with a comprehensive staff training, HR and supervision program.

Current Positions Hiring

Day Program Team Lead

(Part Time approx 25 hrs/week, Mon – Fri)

A dynamic role which requires operational skills as well as demonstrable therapeutic experience to co-ordinate the Day Program therapy team. The essential duties of the Day Program team leader are to ensure the smooth delivery of the SPP Day Programs including clinical practice monitoring, providing leadership and support for staff, coordinating the program and staff, and ensuring effective client case management by the therapists. The role will also include one-on-one interventions with complex clients. Minimum requirements are Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Counselling or Graduate Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy.

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Day Program Therapist

The Day Program Therapist role is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s leading treatment centre to focus on substance abuse and mental health disorders. The role of the Day Program Therapist at SPP is highly demanding considering early recovery is a vulnerable time for clients, but is fully supported and can be very rewarding. SPP Day Program therapists receive training in South Pacific Private’s unique, trauma-informed Model of Treatment to facilitate SPP Day Programs and support clients’ continuing care programs.

Minimum requirements are Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Graduate Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy.

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Beachwood – Supported Living Manager 

We are looking for an experienced Manager to oversee the operational and day to day management of “Beachwood” – the supported living accommodation facility for clients attending Day Programs at South Pacific Private (SPP) Hospital.

The role is for someone who is highly organised, empathetic, energetic – able to carry out management and reporting/administration duties and to be the central liaison for clients transitioning as residents.

The successful candidate will have proven experience as a team leader,  project manager or manager, preferably within a healthcare or supported living environment.

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General Practitioner
Do you have a specialist interest in drug and alcohol disorders or mental health? The GP role is a vital part of South Pacific Private’s multi-disciplinary team comprising of a psychiatrist, psychologist, general practitioner, registered nurse, psychotherapists and counsellors. Your role will be responsible for managing the medical care of patients and your duties will include admission and discharge assessments, detox, specialist referrals and investigations.

A part-time role offering flexible working hours, you will be passionate about making a difference through holistic treatment and provide care and services to patients of all age ranges and needs.

For a full job description click here.

Group Therapist (Inpatient)
Caring and dynamic, you will be responsible for facilitating lectures, groups and workshops as well as meeting with clients on an individual basis to provide support and address behavioural issues.

Working with the multi-disciplinary team to manage clients, you will integrate the values, mission and culture of South Pacific Private into all aspects of professional practice. Promoting the Model of Developmental Immaturity and the 12-Step Program, you will support a positive treatment experience for all clients by role modelling functional adult behaviour.

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Registered Nurse
As a compassionate and professional nurse, you will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the delivery of care in a mental health setting.

With the ability to work both in a team and in a multi-disciplinary environment, you will display a positive commitment and professional accountability in relation to the needs of the organisation and its clients, have experience in the treatment of addictions and mood disorders and be passionate about supporting and restoring health and wellbeing.

For a full job description click here.

Office/Team Support Position
Do you have a positive attitude and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? We’re looking for a highly resourceful team-player who is flexible, adaptable and able to use initiative. Supporting and working closely with a multi-discipline team of administrators, doctors, nurses and therapists, you will be responsible for the co-ordination of essential office and operational services, preparing reports and documentation for managers and assisting with quality and compliance of building management and facility services.

For a full job description click here.

Applications for Advertised Positions
If you would like to apply for a position at South Pacific Private, please follow the guidelines below:

  • To apply for any of our available positions please attached your CV and cover letter and email it to applications@southpacificprivate.com.au. Please clearly state the position applied for in the subject header section of the email.
  • There will be an interview process. However, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to every application and only successful applications will be responded to.
  • Please note that all positions applied for will required current ‘Police Check’ and most will require a current CPR certificate and a ‘Working with Children Check’.
  • South Pacific Private is an equal opportunity employer who works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Please note that South Pacific Private is a non-smoking hospital and this applies to all staff while onsite and to all clients.

South Pacific Private is here to help when you or someone you love experiences difficulties with addictions, trauma or with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.

CLAIRE: South Pacific Private has been Australia's Leading Treatment centre for mental health and addictions for over 20 years. During that time, we have grown and changed, but our values remain the same.


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