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Youth Community and Justice Liaison Pacific Nurse

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location: Porirua

Service: MHAIDS, Regional Forensic Service

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Base salary is $81,683 to $106,739 NZNO/ PSA based on skills and experience

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Our 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.

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

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

We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate professional, legal and ethical responsibilities and cultural safety. These include being able to demonstrate knowledge and judgement and being accountable for own actions and decisions, while promoting an environment that maximises patients’ safety, independence, quality of life and health.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate interpersonal and therapeutic communication with clients, other nursing staff and inter-professional communication and documentation. A big part of this role is client assessment and managing client care, which is responsive to clients’ needs, and which is supported by nursing knowledge and evidence based research

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

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

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

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 as they are received

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed