Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Kari Centre

Mental Health
Te Toka Tumai | Auckland
ADHB15974 Requisition #
  • Consultant psychiatrist – Kari Centre - Greenlane Clinical Centre
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Permanent full time (40 hours) or part time (24 hours minimum) opportunities, working Monday to Friday.


Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We invite you to join the Kari Centre, an exciting and dynamic Child and Adolescent Mental Health outpatient service that provides assessment and therapy to children, young people, and their families within the central Auckland area. The Kari Centre has a strong reputation for excellence, innovation, and training, and is dedicated to offering opportunities for career development.

The multi-disciplinary team is made up of mental health professionals from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, nursing and cultural advisors. We have team members with specialist knowledge including infant mental health, neuro development, family therapy and DBT.

Kari Centre has implemented the CHOICE and Partnership approach, for more information please see

We are seeking an enthusiastic, skilled, proactive Consultant Psychiatrist, with a special interest in child and adolescent mental health. For further details please refer to the position description here.


Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

To be successful in this role you will be vocationally registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand with a current Practising Certificate or be eligible for registration (Please note, if you are an overseas specialist, you will be required to provide source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please click here.)

You will also have experience and interest in providing a high-quality service to child and adolescent service users experiencing moderate to severe mental ill-health.  A commitment to achieving equitable outcomes for Māori is essential in this role. 

You will also hold a full and clean driver’s license as this role involves some community work. For more information about this role please contact Sharon Kipling-Adamson, Operations Manager


Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022 that includes a simplified residency process for health workers on the new “Green List” of occupations – and this position is one of those designated critical positions! For successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here are the links to two key pages of NZ Immigration's official site for more information:  Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa  and Immigration NZ Green List Occupations

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.


He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Whatu Ora I Te Toka Tumai. And Auckland is a vibrant, growing city with a rich cultural life. For more information on what we offer, please click here

Please note we have relocation support available for successful candidates!


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Suzanne Morgan - Recruitment Consultant at or 021 461 532 to discuss how we can best support your application.

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