Careers in

Health Pae Ora

A career in Pae Ora means providing health services in collaboration with external providers which include whānau, iwi, hapū, mana whenua and the health and disability system.

You will be making a difference for individuals, their whānau and the community every day.

Consider a career at Ara Poutama Aotearoa in Pae Ora and apply today.

A career in Pae Ora means providing health services in collaboration with external providers which include whānau, iwi, hapū, mana whenua and the health and disability system.

You will be making a difference for individuals, their whānau and the community every day.

Consider a career at Ara Poutama Aotearoa in Pae Ora and apply today.

Roles

Nursing

Working in our nursing team offers many unique opportunities to develop and practise your skills, while making a meaningful difference in the lives of people in the corrections system.

Psychologist

Psychologists assess and provide treatment to those in prison or on community-based sentences. They may also help develop rehabilitation programmes, train programme facilitators, and conduct research.

Mental health specialist

Practitioners supporting the mental health of those in prison, with a focus on culturally informed practice and trauma informed care.

Other roles

We have a range of other roles across Pae Ora, including Social Workers, Counsellors, Māori Mental Health Practitioners, and more.

“A highlight for me is seeing how even the smallest amount of change can make a significant difference to offenders.”

Sarah - Principal Psychologist

Our stories

Pourewa shares her experiences working as a Kairuruku Hinengaro (Māori Mental Health Practitioner)

The unexpected benefits of nursing in prison

At a time when recruiting and retaining Registered Nursing staff is challenging across the health sector, Christchurch Men’s Prison (CMP) is seeing a number of nurses returning to work in…

Tai Aroha

Tai Aroha is a residential therapeutic programme based in Hamilton. Watch our chief psychologist, as well as a resident of Tai Aroha, share their thoughts and experiences with the programme.

A Boy Called Piano Documentary

Men in the Matapuna Special Treatment Unit had a lot to reflect on when watching the journey of Fa’amoana John Luafutu through state care and prison, in a special documentary screening.

Apply now, change tomorrow

View our current vacancies and apply now.

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