About the Job

‘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.’

Work with Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) and join our nēhi whānau to be a part of our holistic vision for healthcare. Make caring your career and support people’s rehabilitative journeys in an environment that looks out for and cares for each other. Hōkai Rangi, our overarching strategic direction, puts patient health at the heart of our business. Building our frameworks from a Matauranga Māori basis, our focus is to drive and support equity for Māori, which will in turn contribute to achieving our outcomes for reducing reoffending, creating a safer Aotearoa for all.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are seeking Registered Nurses to work across the country – please let us know your preferred location in your covering letter.

A nēhi career at Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a career that grows with you. Every day you’ll have the opportunity to change lives and rehabilitate some of our most vulnerable people. Our nēhi build real connections with those in our care, and approach wellness and wellbeing through a holistic lens. No day is the same, our nēhi see patients with a range of health issues, from screenings and assessments, to mental and physical wellbeing, substance abuse related care and emergency interventions – our nēhi do it all.

Our nēhi enjoy genuine work-life balance, a competitive salary, no night shift work, a wide range of practice work, and an environment where professional career opportunities are encouraged and supported.

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

Make caring your caring and join Ara Poutama Aotearoa to make a real difference. If you are successful with your application, you’ll join our patient centred, high-performing health led team, who are dedicated and committed to developing and embedding a Kaupapa Māori based model of care into the heart of our healthcare system.

Utu ā-tau | Salary

The range of the salary for this role is $59,834 to $83,186 (plus PDRP allowance on achievement). Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.

Mōu | About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Recent experience in primary or secondary health care nursing
  • A broad range of post-graduate clinical experience
  • The ability to assess and respond to an emergency situation
  • The motivation to continue learning and developing professionally
  • A non-judgemental approach
  • Experience in triage (desirable)

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

If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference, then we’d love to hear from you.

Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 | COVID-19 vaccinations 

As part of our COVID-19 response, all health workers 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 in the future.

Ko wai 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. Learn more about our strategy (https://careers.corrections.govt.nz/strategy).

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation to join Ara Poutama Aotearoa, highlighting the relevant skills and experience you have. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate the values of our organisation.

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is on a mission to seek out those who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of all people, and that of the collective 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 nēhi career with us, visit careers.corrections.govt.nz or email our team at careers@corrections.govt.nz.

Closing Date for Applications: TBA