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Casual Registered Nurse

Silverdale - High and Complex Needs Residential Services

Casual, as/when needed rostered shifts (12 hours shift from 9:00am-9:00pm)

(Service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week)

Pay Band: $29,049ph - $31,099ph+8%Holiday Pay

Depending on qualification, registration and experience

Closing date for applications: This position will be advertised until filled

If you’re excited about working for a progressive organisation at the forefront of Mental Health and Addictions and want to be part of a vibrant culture Ember Korowai Takitini is for you.

Ember blends professional expertise and lived experience to offer a range of services and supports for anyone with mental health, addiction or intellectual disability needs. We desire a society that better understands and responds to mental distress, addiction, and intellectual disability.


Piri Pono is a short-term 5 bed residential, acute alternative to hospitalisation. We provide those with extreme mental health distress, who are working with the Rodney Adult Mental Health Services with a specially combined team of Registered Nurses and Support Workers.

Our interdisciplinary team is a pioneering peer-led residential service that requires Registered Nurses to walk alongside guests during their stay at our stunning Silverdale location.

There is a mix of peer-led, mainstream, dual diagnosis and collaborative services, including residential and respite facilities, mobile community teams, assisted employment agencies and a vibrant social enterprise. Innovation and flexibility are balanced with practical processes and sound management.

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You will have:

  • Qualified and experienced Registered Nurse, preferably within Mental Health Sector and/or Residential.
  • A Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Knowledge of mental health rehabilitation approaches or recovery-focused.
  • A Team player with a proactive, positive approach and strong team ethics.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive matters whilst maintaining confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively build and maintain credibility and relationships.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate, adapt to and engage a wide spectrum of people with diverse backgrounds, ages, and cultures.
  • A New Zealand Full Driver’s Licence
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand

You will be

  • Take responsibility for ensuring all nursing practice and conduct meets ethical and compliance (including legislative) requirements.
  • Embracing alternative and non-clinical mental health treatment options.
  • Work alongside Peer Support Workers who practice within the Intentional Peer Support model.
  • Collaborate strongly with guests, their whanau, non-clinical colleagues and WDHB staff.
  • Deliver truly negotiated and effective partnership nursing.

For more information about this job, please contact

Ember HR : 09 523 2790.



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