Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse Mental Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist Mental Health at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Calling mental health nurses and clinical nurse specialists mental health to join us!
- Be part of a growing and developing mental health team
- Contribute to enhancing the oranga of the people in our facility
- Full time, 6 months fixed term or secondment, based at Northern region correctional facility
- International and regional relocation allowance negotiable
'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 (Corrections) Health Services lead the delivery of patient-focused 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.
We are seeking nursing professionals to join our growing mental health whanau based at the Northern Regional Corrections Facility. As a professional you will be open to working within a multicultural environment, and have a certain robustness while respecting others backgrounds. 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. An understanding of culturally appropriate delivery of health services to Maori is important.
Our nursing professionals enjoy a genuine work-life balance, a competitive salary, professional developmental opportunities, internal and external clinical and cultural supervision, and an environment with a vibrant and supportive growth team culture.
This role reports to the clinical manager mental health at Auckland Prison, Albany. You will be provided opportunities to travel to Auckland to connect with the wider teams.
Te kapa | About the team
Intervention and Support Practice (ISPT) teams are a Corrections operated mental health service within our prisons and correctional facilities across the country. Many ISPT teams consist of professionals from different disciplines: nurses, psychologists, Maori mental health practitioners kairuruku hinengaro, social workers, occupational therapists, counsellors, officers, interns and students. We support the existing internal and external health/mental health services by providing specialised consult-liaison and assessment and treatment services according to the need of our population.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
Mental Health Nurse
Mental health nurses work as part of the ISPT to deliver mental health services to the most vulnerable people in our care. 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 promoting the delivery of holistic and recovery-oriented health services across the prison environment. A post graduate qualification in mental health and working experience in acute or care-and-recovery setting in the community or forensic settings are desired.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Mental Health
Working within a multi-disciplinary team, your role will be to provide a comprehensive range of specialist mental health nursing services to enhance mental health care for people in our care and management. Effective clinical caseload management will include triage, assessment and evidence informed treatments that are aligned to, and integrated with primary health and tertiary mental health provision, as well as overall promotion of the delivery of holistic and recovery-oriented health services across the wider prison environment. Post graduate qualification in mental health and/or training in different modalities of talk therapy are essential.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates who can demonstrate strong alignment to our kaupapa and our organisational values, as well as evidencing the following key requirements:
- Registered nurse who holds a current Nursing Council of NZ Annual Practising Certificate;
- With appropriate scope of practice in mental health
- Strong cultural competence - understands the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application, and has cultural knowledge and experience of working with and for Maori, whānau and iwi;
- Mental health nursing experience in a primary/community, secondary or tertiary setting;
- Strong communication and people skills, working with internal and external stakeholders, ability to lead and influence positive changes;
- Demonstrable relevant experience including working with people presenting with acute and complex mental health and/or addictions issues; and
- A proven understanding of the professional, ethical and legislative requirements of providing mental health service care and treatment within a prison context.
Mō 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://arapoutama.page.link/Eit5).
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact the hiring manager Jiajia Chen Jiajia.email@example.com for more details around the role, salary range, professional development opportunities, and support working in prison environment.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)|
|Attachment:||.Registered Nurse - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 139KB)
.Registered Nurse Mental Health - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 190KB)
.Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mental Health - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 159KB)
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