the dawn wellness center

We are currently looking for a Senior Clinical Psychologist to join The Dawn's clinical team.

Located in Thailand’s northern capital of Chiang Mai, The Dawn is an inpatient substance abuse disorder and mental health treatment center that caters to an international clientele.

We are the only treatment center in Asia that is internationally accredited by the American Accreditation Commission International (AACI), a globally-reputed body overseeing clinical excellence in health care; as well as accredited nationally by the Thai Ministry of Public Health.

Here at The Dawn, we consider our team an integral part of our success in providing quality treatment. The Dawn strives to employ highly-experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate personnel. From our admissions, psychotherapists and medical teams to our operations staff -- we pride ourselves in collaborating to provide our clients with the utmost professional care.

The Dawn Wellness Centre

Our Treatment philosophy:

We believe people may use substances or have developed mental disorders, or other maladaptive coping mechanisms, as a result of trauma and/or adverse life experiences. At The Dawn we address our clients presenting and underlying issues by employing a trauma-informed person-centered approach based on six core treatment values:

  • Safety and stability
  • Trustworthiness and transparency
  • Peer support
  • Collaboration and mutuality in treatment planning (families, staff, clients)
  • Empowerment and choice
  • Cultural, historical and gender issues

  • Job Description

  • Qualifications

  • Work experience

  • Core competencies

  • Work related characteristics

Job Description

This position oversees all the daily clinical operations and demands the incumbent to maintain a high level of clinical team performance by providing direct and indirect guidance, direction, planning, training, assessment, and feedback to address the needs of the clients. This position is required to collaborate with the Admissions, Medical, and Support teams to deliver the best treatment to potential and existing clients. The Clinical Lead is part of the overall company’s management team.

  • Acts as a role model, mentor, and coach to the clinical team, providing developmental opportunities for staff to acquire clinical rehabilitation skills and expertise; encourages therapists to seek advanced training, supervision, and specialty certifications.
  • Communicate with head of departments to provide all necessary updates to address immediate concerns and approval of all administrative decisions that affect the Clinical staff and programme on a monthly basis.
  • Comprehensively oversee the clinical teams by providing clinical guidance compliant to professional codes of ethics, such as regularly monitoring staff and client progress, utilising data from a client survey, gaining insights from internal meetings, etc., that respond to clients’ needs.
  • Regularly monitor quality assurance of all clinical records for clients including documentation and confidentiality.
  • Ensure all incident reports that pertain to clinical issues are addressed in a timely manner and assess risk factors to prevent further harm.
  • Take charge in manpower and roster management to allocate adequate human resources in particular services for workflow and efficient treatment.
  • Ensure all professional practitioners’ licenses in the Clinical and Medical teams are valid.
    Other duties as assigned.

Job Description

The therapist is responsible for providing a full range of counseling services to clients with substance abuse and mental health disorders. He/she manages assigned caseloads and supports other therapists’ caseloads by providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy/ counseling.  He/she works as a member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. Working outside office hours, including evenings and weekends, may be required, especially on-call crisis intervention.

Responsibilities include:

Treatment Plan formulation and management

  • Conduct psychological assessments
  • Systematically collect and review information to continually develop an appropriate treatment plan based on evidence, research, client history, and clinical progress. 
  • Collaboratively consult with other professionals, especially the medical team, to assess client needs to determine the physical condition, the need for detoxification and for medication review. 

Therapy delivery

  • Efficiently treat psychological disorders by employing appropriate psychotherapeutic approaches, techniques and plan frequency, intensity, and duration of individual, group, and family therapies.
  • Consistently assess client progress and modify treatment plan in relation to the measurable goals described in their treatment plan – to comply with changes in client conditions and to accommodate client needs.
  • Effectively communicate with and counsel client’s family members as appropriate to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients. Keep them informed of the treatment plan and progress.
  • Consistently provide weekly updates to the referring professional and case consultation as needed. 
  • Provide crisis intervention to clients as indicated in the professional guidelines.
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to encourage clients to comply with protocols, plans, and expectations upon ethical practices.

Maintenance of patient records

  • Accurately document client records and/ or insurance reports regarding the clients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information per policies and procedures upon medical record guidelines.
  • Consistently and accurately record necessary information into the electronic medical records (EMR) system.

Management of  discharge planning & client follow-up

  • Develop a discharge plan and complete the necessary paperwork to refer clients to outpatient care and appropriate support groups.
  • Assist admissions in following up on the progress of discharged clients to monitor client recovery.

Ad hoc tasks

  • Actively assist with general monitoring of in-house clients as needed based upon availability and staffing needs.
  • Effectively collaborate with other therapists, medical, support, and admission teams to deliver comprehensive care for the clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree or higher in Psychology, or related field plus 3 years of clinical experience in treating mental health and substance abuse disorders - preferably in an inpatient setting
  • Or Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with 5 or more years clinical experience in treating mental health and substance abuse disorders - preferably in an inpatient setting
  • Possession of a professional license.

Work Experience

  • Experience with trauma-informed services, cognitive behavioral therapies including DBT, and motivational therapies including the use of incentives preferred.
  • Working knowledge of recovery support systems and 12-step program a plus but not required
  • Experience with EMR system is a plus.

Core Competencies

  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage clients.
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Conflict resolution skills are preferred.

Work Related Characteristics

  • Well-organized and flexible to meet the needs of administration and management, including working extra hours in cases of necessity.
  • Collaborative within and across teams
  • Value on cultural diversity.
  • Excellent client service mindset.

Employee Benefits

  • Highly competitive take home salary that offers a very comfortable standard of living
  • Annual performance bonus
  • 16 days of paid leave (inclusive of public holiday)
  • Life and medical insurance
  • Provident fund
  • Duty meal

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At The Dawn,  we are dedicated to improving our clients’ lives because we believe everyone is important and special – our clients as well as our staff. This attitude has cultivated our warm and friendly work environment where everyone is always ready to lend a helping hand or share their knowledge to get things accomplished...big or small. It makes us look forward to coming into work each day – so if you are a caring and talented professional, we are happy to consider your resume.

Location: Nong Tong, Hangdong, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50340