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Community & Justice Liaison Nurse - Maori Clinician

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Ūpoko me Te Karu o Te Ika

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Service: Regional Forensic Service

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

To provide liaison and consultation to and between Courts, Prisons, Justice Departments, Mental Health, Police, Government and Community Agencies on mental health and addiction matters and the management of associated problems within the identified agency.

The nurse utilises clinical and medical-legal knowledge and skills to provide a quality rapid assessment of those persons identified as having or who may have a mental health and addiction problem.

The Registered Nurse (RN) working for the MHAID 3DHB Services will have a desire to develop in an area of nursing; will have the ability to work using a team nursing approach, within the wider Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), demonstrate values consistent with those of the MHAID 3DHB Services and will be committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The regional arm of Te Korowai-Whāriki includes the Central Regional Forensic Mental Health Service which operates at the interface between Mental Health Services and the Justice System and works within the following settings – prisons, courts, community, and inpatient. The Service offers assessment and rehabilitation services to - * Defendants charges with criminal offences * Offenders who have psychiatric illness The Service also provides consultation and liaison to General Mental Health Services, including provision of cultural support with formal reviews and a network of community services based at Wellington, Wairarapa, Manawatu, Wanganui, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne/East Coast.

Moū – About you

You will have registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse & have a current APC. You will be able to apply the principles of Te Tiriti or Waitangi and be able to engage in Tikanga Māori in a professional environment such as karakia/mihimihi.

Your ability to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of cultural concepts of Māori models of practice is desired, along with being able to lead profession and service delivery.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed