Consultant Psychiatrist - Tū Māia-Regional Youth Forensics Service

Medical Specialist & Fellows
Te Toka Tumai | Auckland
GRE00629 Requisition #

  • Helping to make a difference to our young clients’ lives
  • Leading teaching hospital within supportive, stimulating atmosphere
  • Permanent, full-time / part -time role Monday to Friday, based in Greenlane Clinic Centre -Auckland NZ

 Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Tū Māia, Regional Youth Forensics Services is dedicated to providing exceptional forensic psychiatric care to young individuals within our region. We are committed to transforming lives through comprehensive, evidence-based treatment and support, within a framework of legal and ethical integrity.

We are seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Consultant Psychiatrist to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team. This role is pivotal in delivering specialised mental health services to youth involved in the forensic system. The ideal candidate will combine clinical expertise with a deep understanding of the legal and ethical landscape, ensuring the highest standards of care.

 For further details, please refer to the position description here.

Competitive salary and benefits package. - Opportunities for professional growth and development. - A supportive and collaborative work environment. - The chance to make a significant impact on the lives of young individuals in the forensic system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive psychiatric assessments, including risk assessments for self-harm, harm to others, and vulnerability. 
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans incorporating pharmacological interventions, psychotherapy, and behavioral strategies.
  • Prepare forensic reports and provide expert testimony in court, clearly communicating complex psychiatric concepts to legal professionals.
  • Build strong therapeutic relationships with young people, taking into account their developmental stage, cultural background, and individual experiences.
  • Collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team, including social workers, psychologists, lawyers, and law enforcement officers.
  • Stay updated with the latest research and best practices in youth forensics, applying evidence-based treatments.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and contribute to the development and evaluation of forensic psychiatric programmes and services for youth.
  • Manage acute psychiatric crises and implement risk management plans to ensure the safety of the youth and others.
  • Adhere to ethical standards and professional guidelines, maintaining confidentiality and ensuring informed consent.


  • Medical degree with specialization in Psychiatry.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • Extensive experience in youth psychiatry and forensic settings.
  • Strong diagnostic and assessment skills, with proficiency in using standardised assessment tools.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and build rapport with young people.
  • Knowledge of the legal systems, laws, and regulations governing youth forensics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to cultural competency and providing culturally sensitive care.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills, with experience in programme development and evaluation.

 Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

You must be vocationally registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand ( with a current Annual Practising Certificate or eligible for the same.

 It is essential that you have experience with child services and neurodevelopment pathways. Also essential, is experience and interest in community care for client and adolescents with developmental disorders.

 For more information about this role please contact Nicole Robertson, Clinical Team Leader, via

 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 Toka Tumai Auckland.

 We offer a competitive relocation assistance package if you are located overseas (terms and conditions apply). For more information on what we offer, please click here.

 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 Reshma Amin - Recruitment Consultant at or +64 021574042 to discuss how we can best support your application.

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