Consultant Psychiatrist – Regional Youth Forensic Service, Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland District Health Board
Jun 20, 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
Job Type
Closing Date


Full-time (1 FTE) and part-time (0.5 FTE) options available

  • Consultant Psychiatrist – Child and Adolescent or Forensic Services
  • Generous relocation and CME packages
  • Leading teaching hospital within supportive, stimulating atmosphere
  • Permanent

An opportunity exists for an experienced Child & Adolescent or Forensic Psychiatrist to join our exciting and innovative multidisciplinary team – at The Regional Youth Forensic Service (RYFS). RYFS provides consultation, assessments, Court ordered reports, Court based Liaison Services and short focused interventions for young offenders presenting to the youth justice system with mental health issues. We also provide mental health care for adolescent residents at the secure youth justice facility in South Auckland.

You will contribute to the delivery of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, allowing you to thrive professionally in providing your clinical expertise and knowledge to most areas of young people's mental health. RYFS has a strong commitment to collaboration between young person, family, staff, and other services.

Opportunities exist for interagency liaison, training, and to contribute to ongoing service development. The RYFS team is based at the Kari Centre (CAMHS) on Greenlane Clinical Centre campus, and covers the wider Auckland region.

If successful, you will also be involved in our on-call roster of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists from across the Auckland region. At present there are a good number of consultants involved so this need not be greatly demanding.

This is a permanentfull time position.  Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (, appropriate postgraduate qualifications, relevant training and experience required. ADHB offers a competitive relocation assistance package if you are located overseas.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”.

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For more information on the role, please contact Jemma Stephens (Clinical Team Leader) on or on 09 623 4646 extension 28653.

For any other query please contact Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) at  or on 09 638 0364.

Apply online today at to job number CEN07626.

 Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

Applications close 28 July 2019

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