Developmental Paediatrician

Developmental Paediatrician 


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. We also operate Te Korowai-Whāriki, a large mental health campus based at Porirua.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.  With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


An opportunity exists for a Paediatrician experienced in developmental disability assessment and management to join the Child Development Service. You must hold an appropriate specialist qualification to practise in New Zealand. The Child Development Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children 0-16yrs with, or at risk of, an intellectual, sensory or physical disability, developmental delay or autism spectrum disorder. We use a holistic approach to enable children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential within their families and extended environment. 

Applicants would need to be available to work on all Child Development sites across the CCDHB catchment if service need required this. While the current position is 20 hrs/week, there may be opportunities to expand and develop the role across the sub-region in future.

The successful applicant will assess children with suspected disabilities or developmental delays using tools such as Griffiths III, in the context of their own clinics, and as part of a Multidisciplinary team assessment.   They will work closely with other team members, and with other organisations (such as Ministry of Education) in the long-term management of children with disabilities. The successful applicant will supervise Registrars and will be involved in teaching medical students. They will participate in peer support and supervision with the other four developmental paediatricians in the sub-region, and participate in educational and other activities with the Paediatric Department of CCDHB.


  • Perform assessment and review clinics
  • Engage in MDT assessment and management activities
  • Liaise with key stakeholders (parents/ teachers etc) to maximise children’s potential and minimise impairment.


  • FRACP or equivalent Paediatric Specialist qualification
  • Experience in developmental disability


This role will remain opened until a successful candidate has been found. 

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO02-19) and job title in the subject line.

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: SMO02-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: 15/04/2019