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Mental Health Nurse - Younger Persons

Location: Wellington, Hutt Valley or the Wairarapa

Contract: Permanent Full Time (some roles may be .93FTE) or Part-time

Service: Younger Persons - Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Services

Applications will be reviewed weekly.

About Younger Persons:

Younger Person’s Mental Health and Addiction Services offer assessment and treatment when infants, children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. Families/whanau are an important element in the work we do. Our focus in treatment is on building resilience and supporting recovery so that young people can develop to their full potential. We seek to support other agencies working with young people and some of our services have formal roles supporting specialist mental health service provision across the lower North Island (Central Health Region).

The Regional Rangatahi Adolescent Inpatient Service (RRAIS) is the acute adolescent inpatient unit for the central region. The service is for youth aged 12 to 17 who are experiencing acute mental health problems. We provide a bicultural service based on Kaupapa Māori frameworks and mainstream clinical models.

Our Early Intervention Service is an innovative and creative team which offers assessment and treatment to young people (13 to 25 years) presenting to mental health services with a first-time psychotic disorder, the aim being to minimise the impact of the disorder on young peoples’ lives through best practice. They provide a regional service across the Greater Wellington Region as well as delivering consultation-liaison and training to mental health services in the Central Region DHBs.

About the role:

We are seeking experienced registered nurses who have:

  • Post registration education/learning and experience relevant to the specialty area of mental health
  • Registration with New Zealand Nursing Council.
  • Meet police vetting requirements
  • A current practising certificate.
  • A full NZ driving licence (not compulsory for all areas).

If you are an overseas nurse interested in moving to NZ, the process involves:

  • Passing the IELTS (Academic)
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (if you have restrictions to scope you must have mental health)
  • Immigration: Applicants should FIRST establish their eligibility for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand & Immigration New Zealand.

If you are an experienced General /Comprehensive trained nurse interested in moving to the MHAIDS sector we are also able to discuss development and education opportunities that will assist you in making this transition.

For the right candidate the Service will offer:

  • A competitive salary package
  • The opportunity to extend your experience and career
  • Access to ongoing professional development and education.

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service MHAIDS spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAID services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. If you have queries please email