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Case Manager - Forensic Community Team

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Court Liaison Nurse role for Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) is an integral and role in the delivery of mental health services to our tāngata whaiora (consumers) and their whānau (family). You will be working in a team with other clinicians from the forensic mental health service including an established Court Liaison Nurse. Court Liaison Nurses practice in the district, high and youth courts to offer triage, assessment, liaison and advice in relation to people with known or suspected mental health, addiction and intellectual disability concerns who are involved in the criminal justice system.

Pehea | About You

As a Court Liaison Nurse with the FMHS you will practice predominately in the adult criminal courts. You will bring with you a people-centric and culturally inclusive approach, sound clinical knowledge and an ability to work collaboratively across a multidisciplinary service. You will be expected to develop relationships across a wide spectrum of the services and agencies involved, including liaison and consultation to and between Courts, Prisons, Justice Departments, Mental Health, Police, Government and community Agencies on mental health matters and the management of associated problems.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience:

  • Registered with NCNZ including scope to practice in Mental Health and a current APC
  • Ideally a postgraduate qualification related to mental health nursing
  • Understanding and a commitment to role model the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Knowledge of the health and disability sector
  • Excellent interpersonal and clinical skills
  • A willingness to learn and an ability to act autonomously

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why you believe that you are the ideal candidate, highlighting your experience in resourcing and working collectively with Māori and the wider team, to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

For a private and confidential chat about this role please contact Shannon Le Roux, Recruitment Partner on 027 839 5946 or

Health Disclaimer:

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against COVID-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. As a person working in the health sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom are likely vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is a higher risk that you may contract COVID-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of COVID-1