3 April 2022 • College News

Job Vacancy: Court Liasion Nurse


Job no: CZEH2137784

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre)

Closing Date: Open


Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Would you like to work in a positive team environment, where initiative is rewarded with active support, allowing for high standards of service delivery? You will have time to invest in your clients and team and enjoy an established structure which contributes to achieving the best outcomes for our clients. 

This role is based in our small tight-knit multidisciplinary Addictions Team who utilise the ‘Strengths Model’ approach to assist client recovery. 

The role includes responsibility in support of colleagues and forensic clients with comprehensive clinical assessments and the development of recovery/treatment plans, as well as assessment and management of addiction clients referred from the probation service. 

You will also provide specialist forensic mental health knowledge and advice pertaining to the assessment and treatment of individual clients who access support across our full spectrum of psychiatric Services.

You will provide consultation and liaison to the courts to ensure that all people who have a suspected or confirmed psychiatric illness have an opportunity to an informal assessment and report/recommendations which can be presented to the Court Judge.

You will act as a link between the South Island Forensic Regional Service and staff of the Timaru Psychiatric Service to facilitate training and support of those staff with Forensic clients

You will be a Registered Nurse with psychiatric/mental health experience, possibly have or be willing to complete training as a Duly Authorised Officer, ideally possess a relevant forensic mental health qualification and hold a current driver’s licence.

At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now – this moment is yours!  

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site. If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

The application closing date is open for 2022. (This job advert will close once a suitable applicant is found).


As part of our duty of care towards our patients and staff, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunized and boosted against Covid-19. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.