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Registered Nurse

Addington Supportive Accommodation, Christchurch

Registered Nurse (32-40 hours: 9.30 am to 6pm-weekdays)

Addington Supportive Accommodation

62 Poulson Street



We are looking to employ a Full time Registered Nurse who is interested in working with homeless men, in need of Emergency Housing. This is a 32-40 per week role, week days, with hours of 9.30am-6 pm every day.  You don’t work Public Holidays!!

You will work alongside our very experienced Enrolled Nurse and Social Workers during the day. You will be part of our Senior Leadership team who are making significant daily clinical decisions for those who living here.

The Salvation Army is contracted to MSD to provide short term emergency housing for up to 3 months within one of our hostel and a further 3 months once they move into their own home. The Salvation Army hostel has recently celebrated 120 years of homeless service to the Canterbury community.

You will be based from our Addington hostel site. You will be focused upon the physical and mental health needs of our 88 men. No day will ever be the same!

 Many of the men have had poor health support in the past and often have significant current health needs that need addressing during their short stay with us. We are proactive in setting up the men with a GP and re-establish a healthier lifestyle before they leave.      

Our successful applicant for this role will have NZ Nursing Registration that must include mental health scope of practice and a current APC.

You will have at least 3 years’ experience in the areas of Mental Health and /or Alcohol and Drug as this is a significant focus of our health needs. You need to be confident in your health diagnosis, medications and follow up care from other health agencies.

We support our Nurses and Case workers to undertake approved further Post Grad Cert study, have monthly clinical supervision and maintain registration as part of the employment package.     

It is vital that they have the following :

  1. Very supportive of the Christian mission of the Salvation Army and the work of the Emergency Housing Accommodation services
  2. Have a full, clean NZ driver’s licence. 
  3. Be self- directed and independent, able to engage with our diverse clients, undertake a professional health service, interacting with a wide range of people, families and the wider community.
  4. This is a 32-40 hour permanent position (Hours and days negotiable).
  5. You must have the qualification and experience outlined above
  6. Be able to start ASAP

Applicants must be eligible already to work in NZ with a NZ residency or work permit. There will be a full Police criminal conviction history check for this role.

Application close 24/5/19.

Online application form from Salvation Army webpage.

Job description from:

Glenn Dodson, Director 

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