Job Application

Senior Medical Officer - Maternal Mental Health, Te Whatu Ora

We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Maternal Mental Health – Perinatal Team working in the vibrant and culturally diverse community of South Auckland.

We welcome applications from overseas candidates and for information about relocating to New Zealand, please click here. There are many benefits to living and working in Auckland. You will be working in a major centre with easy access to awe-inspiring scenery and experience outdoor adventures like kayaking in the Coromandel or enjoying dark sky sanctuary of Great Barrier Island

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·         Remunerations via ASMS MECA Step 1-15  -  $185,380  -  $267,980  NZD

·         Generous Relocation Package (T&C Apply)

·         Assistance with Visa & MCNZ Registration if needed



The Maternal Mental Health team is our multi-disciplinary specialist team providing assessment and treatment to pregnant women and those with an infant up to 12months old. 


This role is primarily focused on assessment and treatment to pregnant women though does have interface with our Whakatupu Ora Infant Mental Health team, our multi-disciplinary specialist service team providing assessment and therapy for children (0 to 4 years) and their caregivers to improve mental health outcomes for children. There is shared Multidisciplinary team meeting, allowing for consultation and joint work from both perspectives. We are based at Springs Road site in East Tamaki. The teams provide clinic and community-based services for whaanau in the CM Health area.


As a Consultant Psychiatrist, you will be engaged in core clinical activities such as treatment planning and the development of recovery-oriented interventions that are culturally relevant to our service users and their whaanau. You will have a focus on early intervention, experience in working with whanau and excellent communication skills to work collaboratively with a wide range of services and professionals on intervention plans.


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·         Vocational Registration with the MCNZ as a Consultant Psychiatrist

·         Experience in and ability to develop therapeutic relationships with caregivers and infants or children

·         Ability to work in a diverse community

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For more information on this role, please contact Barb in our Talent Acquisition  Centre on 09 259 3640 or the Service Manager Pip Matthews on


Job Number: CMH20239936

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At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.