Registered Nurse - Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services - Court Liaison Services

Waitemata DHB
WDHB9890 Requisition #



A great opportunity for a Registered Nurse with significant mental health experience who enjoys working autonomously


Do you want a new direction in mental health nursing that is not in a hospital or the community? Forensic Court Liaison could be the right role for you.


Keep your weekends free! Hours of work, Monday-Friday 0800-1630 hours


We work in the courts, it's interesting, every day is different, and you interact with judges, police and lawyers who do value your expertise


Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services is now recruiting for a Registered Nurse to join our Forensic Court Liaison Team. 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. This is a different and challenging role from traditional mental health nursing. 


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.


We are a small team covering all courts from Pukekohe to Kaitaia. You will be based in either the Auckland Central or Manukau District Courts. You will be supported by other experienced 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. The DAO role attracts an extra allowance of $2700+ per annum.


So, if you like to work autonomously, are confident in your verbal and written communication skills, have mental health experience and ready for a new challenge, this could be the time for a change. This is a role that is highly valued by the justice system and mental health professionals alike.


Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, is important. 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 and Criminal Procedure Act after training and support.


The hours of work are 0800-1630 hrs Monday to Friday. Weekends and public holidays off. 


You will require a full NZ drivers licence


For a copy of the position description, please click here


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


Position Number: WDHB9890

Closing Date: 14 August 2020

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