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Mental Health Nurse - MECF

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
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Auckland (Tamaki-makau-rau)
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  • Do you hold Mental Health skills that are adaptable to any situation?
  • Are you interested in working in a rewarding and challenging environment ?
  • Do you demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills ?

Our Mental Health Nurses enjoy genuine work-life balance, a competitive salary, no night shift work, and an environment where supportive professional career opportunities are on offer

As a Mental Health Nurse you will provide a comprehensive range of mental health nursing services including triage, assessment and treatment based on best practice in the delivery of health services within a multi-disciplinary team.

We have a dedicated and passionate team. A team of Nurses that run each Health Centre and work collaboratively with Doctors, Allied Health staff and custody personnel. We're united by our goal of making a positive difference in the lives of offenders, their families and the community. 

We currently have positions available at Mt Eden Corrections Facility for Mental Health Nurses, if you think you have what it takes to make a positive change in the health care of others, then we'd like to hear from you.

Shifts include weekend work, but no night shifts, as there is an on-call triage system in place overnight. 

To apply for this position you will need to be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse, be eligible to work in New Zealand and hold a full New Zealand Drivers licence.

Our values

At Ara Poutama we have five values that act as a guide for everything we do. They are:

Rangatira (Leadership) - we demonstrate leadership and are accountable
Manaaki (Respect) - we care for and respect everyone
Wairua (Spirituality) - we are unified and focused in our efforts
Kaitiaki (Guardianship) - we are responsive and responsible
Whanau (Relationships) - we develop supportive relationships
Kotahi ano te kaupapa: ko te oranga o te iwi
‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of people'

Applications close 27th April 2020

About us | Mō mātou

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time 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.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

** Notice about COVID-19 **

We are part of the group of essential organisations that provide the necessities of life for everyone in New Zealand. During times of increased COVID-19 alert, our recruitment and onboarding processes will continue however will be changed to include increased health measures. We will work with candidates throughout the process to ensure safety and help stop the spread.

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