Youth Justice Liaison Nurse - Wellington based

Location: Porirua

Service:   Te Korowai Whariki - Regional Youth Forensic Service

Contract:  Permanent - Full Time

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About the role:

Our Regional Youth Forensic Service is looking for a full time Registered Nurse who has experience in Forensic and Mental Health. This Position is based in the greater Wellington area. The work scope is within the court setting, liaising with CYF’s, Police and CAMHS, as well as other agencies. It is desirable that the applicants have an understanding of the CP (MIP) act and the Mental Health Act. Experience working with youth within the mental health sector is an advantage. 

You will utilise your 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. 

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.

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. This role is Wellington based.

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. 


  • Attend Hutt Youth Court and Wellington Youth Court to screen all young offenders
  • Offer court liaison between different agencies such as Oranga Tamariki, Police, Justice and Education
  • Assist with allocating referrals and court reports
  • Screen and triage young offenders who have not been in court yet and liaise with other agencies such as CAMHS
  • Attend meeting relating to the Regional Youth Forensic Service including a fortnightly Youth MDT and monthly Youth Offending Teams Meetings (YOTS)

Skills & Experience

  • Current practising certificate
  • On the proficient level of the nurses career pathway
  • Experience working in mental health and/or forensics
  • Experience working with youth preferred
  • Full drivers Licence
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of Te Ao Maori

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:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Applications close on 31st January 2020. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number NMMH37-19 and job title in the subject line.

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: NMMH37-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Porirua Community

Closing Date: Friday, 31 January 2020