Learning Disability & Mental Health Nurses | Is your passport gathering dust? Pack up and come to beautiful New Zealand! *Relocation Packages!

Learning Disability & Mental Health Nurses- Is your passport gathering dust? Pack up and come to beautiful New Zealand!


Opportunities with Geneva Staffing

There is an exciting opportunity for Registered Nurses to join our clients Learning Disability (Intellectual Disability) and forensic inpatient services based in Porirua—Wellington.

Perhaps you have considered a move to Australia but are not eligible immediately- this is the perfect stepping stone to help you gain the skills and requirements to get you to your end goal & there is no better place to do it than tranquil New Zealand! (It’s also just a short 3 hour flight across the water to Australia so you could plan plenty of holidays to explore!)

These unique and rewarding roles provide an opportunity to work at a national level during a time of transformational change. Learning disability & Mental Health nurses are highly sought after and valued across New Zealand. Now is the time to take advantage of the variety, career progression and work-life balance.

Many of our nurses and recruitment consultants at Geneva Staffing have made the move from overseas so we understand the many things there are to think about. You have a dedicated consultant that will work with you every step of the way, providing you with support and advice for visa applications, nursing registration, interview preparation and overall, making your move as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

About the roles:

Our client’s services include adult, youth and community services and is part of the Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service covering three District Health Boards in the lower North Island of New Zealand

Both regional and national services are co-located at campus 20km north of Wellington- so you are never too far away from CBD Wellington!


Current job openings:

  • Adult Intellectual Disability Forensic – 11 bed medium secure unit
  • Adult Intellectual Disability Forensic – x2 4 bed step down cottages (next door to the medium secure unit) this has more of a rehabilitation focus for people moving out into the community.
  • Adult Intellectual Disability and or Mental Health – 6 individual secure units (based next to the medium secure unit)
  • Youth Intellectual Disability Forensic – 6 bed medium secure unit for 12-17 year old youth


What’s on offer for successful applicants?

  • A competitive salary package
  • Relocation package up to $10k NZD (One way flight & accommodation)
  • INZ Accredited employer- work visa supported *RN’s are eligible for residency after 2 years in NZ
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • Specialist in house training and work shops
  • Support for post graduate study
  • The opportunity to be part of a large tertiary hospital


Why Us | He aha ai matou?

Geneva Staffing are trusted experts in Temporary and Permanent Health Staffing. Since 1996, we’ve been connecting Great People who bring their skills, experience and personality to Great Organisations.

  • Vast networks mean we have health professional jobs throughout New Zealand and Australia
  • Assistance with any immigration and professional licensing requirements
  • Convenience – you only apply once to Geneva Staffing, and we apply for multiple jobs for you
  • Fantastic opportunity to advance your career
  • We work with you to find the perfect role and are a free service


What you will bring | Nga tohungatanga mo tenei turanga

  • An understanding of a forensic or LD inpatient setting.
  • Registration with New Zealand Nursing Council or eligible to apply *Please feel free to reach out if you need support with this process
  • A full driving license.
  • Post registration education/learning and experience relevant to the specialty area of intellectual disability/learning disability – or willing to undergo
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work as a health professional in New Zealand and Australia


Send your CV online by clicking the apply button or If you are interested in chatting about this further please call Sophie on 0800 436 382 EXT 9872 (NZ) / 0800 404 7591 (UK) / 1800 123 900 (AU) / sophie.holland@genevastaffing.co.nz 


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