Enrolled Nurse/Psychiatric Assistant - Puna Awhi-rua

Applications close 24 October 2019

Where you’ll be working: Forensic Mental Health, Mental Health and Addictions Service

The details: Permanent, 40 hours per week



Are you an enrolled nurse or psychiatric assistant with a passion for working in mental health?


About the role:

We have an exciting position for an enrolled nurse or psychiatric assistant to join our team. Your role will include working alongside registered nurses, supporting delivery of care and providing therapeutic interventions and advocacy for people coming into our service. You will support and walk alongside individuals to help them work towards achieving their optimal wellbeing.


We are looking for:

  • a dynamic and motivated individual who has a passion for working with people experiencing mental health issues
  • a great team player with a positive attitude who displays initiative
  • someone who demonstrates good attention to detail
  • someone with excellent communication skills
  • someone who has knowledge and experience of working in secure environment (this would be an advantage but not essential)


Should you be successful, you will:

  • work within a supportive multidisciplinary team, with a recovery focus
  • be provided training and continuous professional development opportunities
  • be given a comprehensive orientation to the service
  • work in a varied and challenging but rewarding environment
  • have the opportunity to support attendance and delivery of therapeutic programmes
  • have the opportunity to develop effective and sustained therapeutic relationships, and support people as they progress on their recovery journey


If you feel you have the relevant skills, experience and attitude, then we want you!



  • Current annual practicing certificate, as applicable
  • Entitlement to work in New Zealand


Your application:

Please apply directly online and to review the position descriptions, click: Enrolled Nurse/Psychiatric Assistant. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any specific queries about the role, please contact Clindella Stirling, Charge Nurse Manager on 021 763 537.


Closing date: 24 October 2019




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