Consultant Psychiatrist – Child and Adolescent

Specialty: Psychiatry

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 0.6 FTE

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) FRANZCP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location:  Hutt Hospital

Service:      Infant, Child, Adolescent, and Family Service (ICAFS) – The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Contract:  Fixed term, 0.6 FTE (there may be other part-time roles available that can be combined to make full time employment)

Salary:      As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic registered Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist (Senior Medical Officer) with experience working in child and adolescent mental health.

Infant, Child, Adolescent, and Family Service (ICAFS) uses Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA) and we provide specialist assessment and treatment for 0 – 18 year olds and their families/ whānau. The role will entail providing assessment and interventions for individuals, whānau and groups to enable positive outcomes for children and young people presenting with moderate to severe mental health needs. ICAFS provides Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Family Therapy (with a screening team) and we are especially interested in clinicians with these skills.

The successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively and supportively with other team members to ensure provision of appropriate and evidence based care. The person suitable for this role will also have excellent clinical and case management skills and be comfortable managing risk.  The ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships within the team, service, the DHB, the wider mental health services, and community agencies is integral to this role

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRANZCP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Relevant child and adolescent training and experience
  • Experience in working across the 0 – 18 year age range
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs – Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses).  We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Sandra Tam

Position: SMO recruitment advisor


Phone: (04) 806 2547