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Registered Health Professional - Nurse

  • Full-time position available
  • Unique opportunity working in a beautiful community-based environment
  • Must have experience and scope to work in the field of mental health

Want to love coming to work each day? Join a supportive organisation where your ideas and passion will be allowed to flourish


We’re looking for a Registered Nurses to join our service which provides the people of Christchurch with an alternative to a hospital admission when they are experiencing acute mental distress.

Te Ao Mārama, Pathways’ new peer-led acute alternative service is an innovative service at the forefront of modern mental health care. It offers a warm and welcoming home-like environment where people can be guided and supported in their recovery.

About the role

We are looking for a Registered Nurses to join Pathways Peer Led Acute Alternative Service in Christchurch.

The role is 32 hours per week 3.00pm- 11.30pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

As a Registered Nurse working in our peer-led acute alternative service, you’ll need to have scope of practice to work in mental health.

You will be supporting people who are experiencing mental illness with clinical mental health support.

You’ll help identify and meet their individual health and social care needs and support them to re-connect with community services and take control of their own lives. You will conduct physical assessments and support people with goal planning.

You’ll be reporting to the Team Coach of Te Ao Mārama and working in a team of 23, all with a common purpose to support people experiencing mental illness.


You’ll be passionate about implementing innovative ideas and solutions and providing exceptional clinical support. And, you will have the ability to support and inspire a team.

You’ll also:

· Be a New Zealand registered and experienced Nurse with comprehensive and/or psychiatric scope, and the ability to work within the field of mental health.

· Ideally have knowledge of the Canterbury Health and Social Services sectors, and experience working in an acute mental health setting.

· Hold a full New Zealand driver’s licence

Words we use to describe our attributes as an organisation include courageous, curious, optimistic, compassionate, joyful, tenacious, creative and connectors. You’ll relate wholeheartedly to this list and share our people-focused values.

About us

At Pathways we're passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness or addictions - we’ve been dedicated to it for 30 years. We provide community-based mental health, addiction and wellbeing services throughout New Zealand, supporting around 6000 adults and young people in communities all through New Zealand each year to live well in the communities of their choice.

The Benefits

In this role, you’ll look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, income protection insurance, and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its’ purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!

Ready to take a closer look at Pathways? Then apply now via

Closing date: Monday 19 July 2021. Please note, this advert may close if suitable candidates are found.

Position description:

Contact: Melanie Elder, Team Coach on 027 702 9830.

Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply.

**All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.



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