Mental Health Nurse - Mt Eden Corrections Facility at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Shape the future of mental health services across Ara Poutama Aotearoa
- Join a values-based agency committed to advancing health equity for Māori
'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.
Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) Health Services lead the delivery of patient-focused primary health care services to tangata within corrections facilities across Aotearoa. Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction, places the focus on health at the heart of our business. Building our frameworks from a Matauranga Māori basis is our focus to drive and support equity for Māori, which in turn will contribute to achieving our outcomes of reducing reoffending.
Mō te tūnga | About the roles
Mental Health Nurses work as part of the Intervention and Support Practice Team which consists of clinical specialists whom deliver mental health services to those most vulnerable people in our care. Working within a multi-disciplinary approach to care and well-being, your role as a Mental Health Nurse is to provide health services which enhance mental health care for tāne in our management. Effective clinical caseload management will include triage, assessment and evidence informed treatments that are aligned to best practice mental health service provision, as well as overall promoting the delivery of holistic and recovery-oriented health services across the prison environment. We are seeking Mental Health Nurses to join our mental health service based in Mt Eden Corrections Facility in Central Auckland.
This opportunity will suit a Mental Health Nurse who demonstrates a strong commitment to culturally safe practice and partnership. Our teams strive to model expert clinical practice and ensure a strong focus on Humanising and Healing - respecting the human dignity and inherent mana of all people in our care, and their whānau.
Our Mental Health Nurses enjoy genuine work-life balance, a competitive salary, professional developmental opportunities, clinical and cultural supervision, and an environment with a vibrant and supportive team culture.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate strong alignment to our kaupapa and who can evidence in a written application how they meet the below essential requirements:
- Registered Nurse who holds a current Nursing Council of NZ Annual Practicing Certificate;
- Cultural competence - understands the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application, and has cultural knowledge and experience of working with and for Māori, whānau and iwi;
- Demonstrable relevant experience including working with people presenting with acute and complex mental health and/or addictions issues
Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 | COVID-19 vaccinations
As part of the COVID-19 response, health workers regulated by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act are required to be vaccinated and boosted. This includes doctors, nurses and psychologists.
Staff not regulated by the HPCA do not currently need to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Ko wai mātou | About us
Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.
As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now - Applications close Thursday 1st September 2022
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.
It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau. All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.
If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)|
|Attachment:||JD Mental Health Nurse (5).docx (Word, 50KB)
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