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Community & Justice Liaison Nurse – Youth

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Upoko me te Karu o te Ika

Location: Porirua Hospital

Contract: Permanent, Full time

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 and Offenders who have psychiatric illness.

Moū – About you

Our registered nurses provide liaison and consultation to and between Youth Courts, Prisons, Youth Justice Departments, Child Youth and Family, Mental Health, Police, Government and Community Agencies on mental health and addiction matters and the management of associated problems within the identified agency. They 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.

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse
  • Active involvement and progression along the PDRP and by Expert RN level, a post graduate qualification or working towards this or equivalent learning
  • Process good organisation skills and effective time management

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 recruitment@ccdhb.org.nz 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


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