Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental Health Arohata Prison at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections), Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
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
- Full time perm role based at Arohata Prison in Tawa, Wellington
'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 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
Working within a multi-disciplinary team, your role as Clinical Nurse Specialist Mental Health, based at Arohata Prison will be to provide a comprehensive range of specialist mental health nursing services to enhance mental health care for the people in our 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 promoting the delivery of holistic and recovery-oriented health services across the wider prison environment.
This opportunity will suit a clinical professional who demonstrates a strong commitment to culturally safe practice and partnership. Our teams are committed to modelling 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.
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 Practising Certificate;
- Post-grad qualification in mental health or working towards, or equivalent learning;
- Strong 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;
- Specialist mental health nursing experience in a primary/community, secondary or tertiary setting;
- 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
Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 | COVID-19 vaccinations
As part of our COVID-19 response, all people working at Ara Poutama Aotearoa are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access our workplaces. This is to ensure we continue to do all we can to keep everyone safe from the impacts of COVID-19, now and into the future.
The salary steps for this role are $92,687, $96,030, $102,178 based on demonstrable skills and experience, in line with our Nursing Collective Agreement.
Tono ināianei | Apply now - Applications close Wednesday 8th June 2022.
Apply now, upload your CV and a tailored cover letter that clearly describes your motivation for applying and that highlights your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities that meet the essential criteria. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that consider providing 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
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)|
|Location:||Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)|
|Attachment:||JD - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental Health.pdf (PDF, 159KB)
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