Care Manager

Job Title: Care Manager

Location: Serra da Estrela, Portugal

Start date: As soon as possible

About Us:

New Life Communities are therapeutic and wellbeing centres in international locations, offering support for recovery, health, and wellbeing. For over 12 years we have been providing structured, high-quality compassionate care and settings to support our guests and staff on their paths to sustainable wellbeing using our unique model of integrative care and engaged community living. Our restorative communities are embedded in nature, where those seeking to rest, recover, and heal can develop a new sense of meaning in their life.

The role:

The Integrative Care Manager is an experienced psychotherapist, supervisor and wise mentor.  They will inspire those under their care to grow, learn and thrive while skillfully addressing the mental health needs of our guests. They nurture a collaborative community of professionals who embody mindful presence and support in providing safe, compassionate and evidenced-informed care.

The Integrative Care Manager oversees the coordination and application of all mental health delivery components of our program from pre-admission to aftercare.  As a member of the leadership team they support programmatic aspects of the organisation,  such as designing new clinically relevant programming, utilising outcome measures and marketing. They work closely with the Program Manager.

This position is expected to uphold the mission, values and future vision of New Life Portugal and requires understanding and exceeding the needs of our guests. Therefore, the role needs to continuously challenge the status quo and improve clinical care to meet the changing demands of the clientele and advances in the field of psychology & wellbeing.


  • Licensed Psychologist with 10+ years of counselling experience
  • Minimum 2 years clinical supervisory experience
  • Experience with leading cross disciplinary collaboration in teams
  • Experience in delivering holistic and mindfulness-based therapy
  • Experience in defining and implementing mental health practices,  approaches and mindset in organisations
  • Strong organisational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in systems theory and delivery
  • Commitment to a contemplative practice of minimum 3 years
  • Experience in community living
  • Interest is research

What we offer: 

  • A beautiful and peaceful working environment located in the Serra da Estrela National Park
  • Competitive terms of employment in accordance with Portuguese employment laws 
  • Room and board on campus for at least 3 months as part of a relocation package
  • Annual team outings and employee days
  • Staff wellbeing plans, personal development opportunities, supervision and work guidance
  • Free use of all facilities including gym, sauna and swimming pool, community activities, yoga and meditation sessions


If interested please apply via the contact form or email to [email protected] and include letter of interest and CV as well as 3 professional references .

New Life Foundation policies:

New Life Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, gender identity or Veteran status.

We conduct drug screening as a part of our drug free workplace policy and in support of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees.

By applying to this position, you agree that we process your application by storing for 6 months.

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