Community & Justice Liaison Nurse - Wellington based

Nau mai, haere mai, Ki Te Upoko me Te Karu o Te Ika

Location:      Wellington Regional Hospital

Service:        Te Korowai Whariki

Contract:      Full Time Permanent 

About the role:

A Justice Liaison Nurse will utilise their clinical and medico-legal knowledge and skills to provide quality rapid assessment of those persons identified as having or who may have a mental health and addiction problem. 

There are four specific areas of provision: Courts, Prisons, Inpatient settings and Community.

In the Prison setting: 

  • Mental health screening and assessment, case management and treatment
  • On release of the person from Prison referring the person to a Community Mental health Service. 

In the Court Setting: 

  • Providing advice, mental state and risk assessment, and recommendation to judiciary. 
  • Liaising and informal advice to a variety of Criminal Justice agencies including advocates, Police, Probation Services and Corrections staff.

Te Korowai Whariki is part of the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service, 3DHB, which covers the central regions including Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Tairawhiti regions. There are four specific areas of provision: Courts, Prisons, Inpatient settings and Community.

We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, excellent professional development and recognition programme (PDRP), regular in-service training and support towards external education.


  • Registration with the Nursing council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Minimum practice at Proficient/Expert level on PDRP or prior experience working in a Senior Nursing role 
  • A current practising certificate
  • Post registration learning and experience relevant to the this speciality area

About our organisation:  

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.  

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community. 

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples. 

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people. 

How to apply:

Please click the  'Apply Now' button. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email or and please indicate the vacancy number NMMH35-19 in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: NMMH35-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Porirua Community

Closing Date: 31st January 2020