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Health Care Assistant - Spring Hill Corrections Facility

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Health Care Assistant at Spring Hill Corrections Facility
  • Located near Hampton Downs, Meremere
  • Rewarding and challenging position within an environment that will stretch your skills and offer you ongoing support

Ngākawenga | About the role

Ara Poutama Aotearoa Health Services is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and committed individual who is capable of working in a wide range of Health Care activities.  This position is based at Spring Hill Corrections Facility for prisoners who have ongoing complex health and/or disability needs. Within a Primary health care setting, administering medication, triaging patients, assisting in health care delivery to patients, all under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

This is an opportunity for a Health Care Assistant with experience in health care to join a high-performing health led team who are dedicated and committed to developing and embedding a Kaupapa Maori based model of care into the heart of health services delivery.

He kōrero mōu | About you 

To be successful in this role, you will have:  Experience working with patients who have complex health and /or disability needs.  A Level 3 Health Care Assistant certified qualification along with the ability to work collaboratively and under instruction.  A non-judgemental approach and be eligible to work in New Zealand. 

If you think you have what it takes to make a positive change, then we'd like to hear from you. 

Utu ā-tau | Salary 

The salary steps for this position are step 1 $50,719, step 2 $56,610 & step 3 $59,670. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.  Please note our Collective agreement is currently under negotiation to increase.

Ko wai mātou | About us 

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) Health Services lead the delivery of patient-focused primary health care services to tangata within corrections facilities across Aotearoa. Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction, places the focus on health at the heart of our business. Building our frameworks from a Mātauranga Māori basis is our focus to drive and support equity for Māori, which in turn will contribute to achieving our outcomes of reducing reoffending. 

We're also bringing in new ways of working to help us deliver Hōkai Rangi, with a range of new roles being formed as part of The Pathway Forward Te Ara Whakamua

You can find out more about us, click here.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Applications Close Tuesday 5th December 2023.

Please apply and describe your motivation for joining the department, highlighting relevant skills and experience. Please include a tailored CV or Cover Letter if you have one. Alignment to our Kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples that reflect and demonstrate our organisation values.  

Ara Poutama Aotearoa values diversity in our workforce, and as a Public Service organisation we are committed to building a workforce which reflects the public we serve. We strive to make our recruitment process fair and inclusive, and we encourage you to discuss reasonable accommodations with us if required. 

If you want to find out more about a career with us visit our careers page or email our team at