Registered Nurse - Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services - Court Liaison Services
Counties Manukau Health
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago

The Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Service, or the Mason Clinic as it is often known, is the largest Forensic Mental Health Service in New Zealand.

We serve the four Northern District Health Boards including all courts in the northern region and four prisons.

We deliver a comprehensive range of Forensic Mental Health Services, including secure inpatient acute and rehabilitation services which connect to community rehabilitation services, services for offenders with an intellectual disability, culture specific programmes for Maori, court liaison and prison mental health services.

This includes a regional service to Northland Region Corrections Facility at Ngawha and Northland.

Our vision, mission and values are inclusive, founded on a therapeutic commitment to service users, their family and the community.

We are committed to both process, and outcome quality, best evidence based practice, a management environment that is respectful of all staff and an ongoing learning environment.

The Mason Approach has a number of core values which include providing respectful, safe and involving services, delivering recovery and strengths focused care that is culturally appropriate, evidence and values based.

The Mason Approach has five key principles that guide work.

  • Principle 1 : Recovery as a philosophy and a journey
  • Principle 2 : The importance of cultural and personal identity

  • Principle 3 : The importance of understanding risk
  • Principle 4 : Recovery in the forensic setting
  • Principle 5 : Excellence
  • Our inpatient services consist of seven forensic mental health inpatient units and an intellectual disability unit that assess, treat and assist in the recovery of people with mental illness or intellectual disability who have committed a criminal offence or are at high risk in the community.

    As a key member of the Forensic Service, you will be working in the District Courts advising on issues related to an offender’s current mental health.

    You will provide mental health and risk assessment reports on offenders to Judges, Lawyers, Police and Psychiatric Consultants.

    You will be pivotal in diverting offenders from the Justice system into mental health.

    This is an ideal position for a registered nurse who is looking for an opportunity to develop their careers outside of mainstream mental health into the unique and challenging world of forensics and the Justice system.

    This is a full-time nursing position working 80 hours per fortnight, with some flexibility. You will be supported by other experienced Forensic Court Liaison nurses.

    You will also be engaged in some triage and liaison with General Mental Health Services. You will be appointed as a Duly Authorised Officer as it relates to the Mental Health Act after training.

    You will also become experienced and competent in the use of other legislation used in the court setting such as Criminal Procedure (Mentally Impaired Persons) Act, Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation Act) 2003 after training and support.

    For a copy ofthe position description, please click here

    For moreinformation please contact Kevin Seaton, Team Manager, on Kevin.Seaton waitematadhb.govt.nz or 021 784 386. For moreinformation about our recruitment process, please contact Glenn Bratton,Recruitment Consultant for Mental Health Services onr 09 442 7251.

    ClosingDate : 25 April 2018

    This position is NOT a children's worker under the Vulnerable Children Act

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