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“Take care of our children, take care of what they hear, take care of what they see, take care of how they feel. For how the children grow, so will be the shape of Aotearoa”.-Dame Whina Cooper

We’re lucky to have a chance to meet with the majority of Aotearoa in their first 5 years. Join us as a Registered Nurse and ensure each Plunket baby has the best start to life! Join our team based in Invercargill, this is a permanent part time position (0.8 FTE - 30.4 hours a week) you'll have the flexibility to select the 4 days you work, or spread your hours across 5 days.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

As a part of our team, your role will be to assess the growth and development of tamariki and to be a trusted clinical advisor, supporting whānau to choose how they’d like to raise their tamariki by providing sound clinical advice to support their decision making. You will foster relationships and develop rapport with whānau in the community, taking a holistic approach to the provision... of care, understanding the complexities involved to enable culturally appropriate and personalised support.

You’ll truly never know the difference you’ll make, providing that one piece of health promotion advice in a compelling way or following your gut and making a referral could make the difference of a lifetime.


We love what we do, but our roles are different to the standard nursing role you might otherwise do at a hospital or GP clinic. Here are some things to know about our mahi:

Flexibility:The flexibility we provide our kaimahi (employees) is a breath of fresh air for many who come from a hospital or clinic environment - no more weekends or nights, no putting in leave requests months in advance and hoping for the best. In return, a degree of flexibility is required – holding clinics & conducting home visits means it is not necessarily always a 9-3 Mon-Fri,but it’sprobably the closest you’ll find!

Working autonomously: Being able to make decisions and work on your own is something that many of our Nurses highlight as a bonus for working with us. The way we work is focused on client interactions and fostering meaningful connections and individualised care. It is different from a hospital or GP clinic environment, with a focus on supporting people in the community and in their own homes. It means that for the most part, you workon your own; but the team are readily available for support and you will have a base at the Kelvin St clinic to connect to. It is a different experience, but if you’re up for a change, it is extremely rewarding!

Pay rates for our Registered Nurses are between $62,911 ($31.84 per hour) and $90,099 ($45.60 per hour) depending on experience

He kōrero mōu | About you

You'll be joining a stable team which means we are open to new graduates, nurses who are returning to practice or experienced practitioners alike.


Being in a Plunket Nurse role isn’t just weighing babies! In an ever-complex society, you will have a passion for patient-focused care with a commitment to delivering a high-quality and equitable care to tamariki and whānau. Most notably, you will have:

The ability to connect with whānau: Helping new parents and their support networks find their groove starts with gaining trust. Being invited (and more importantly invited back) into homes is our greatest honour. Your ability to build relationships, listen and be led by your clients will determine your success in this role. We work with whānau from all walks of life, and being providing a safe space where whānau can speak freely is crucial to the role.

A resilient nature: Not all whānau have a smooth ride or have the same starting point. Your training and life experience will have prepared you to work with whānau who may be experiencing difficulties including domestic violence, maternal and other mental health challenges and high levels of deprivation. Facing these challenges head on is key to being able to best support and meet our goals.

Have a love for working with tamariki!:You may be the favourite aunty/uncle or have a tribe of your own, but your joy and passion for working with whānau and wanting to make a lasting difference will be evident in every interaction. The uniqueness of the whānau we connect with is what makes our role interesting. You will be flexible in your approach, but always with a listening ear, manaakitanga, ngākau, and the ability to provide culturally safe care.

Ngā pukenga me tohunga Motuhake | Skills and Qualifications

To Be Successful In This Role, You Will
• Be a Registered Nurse
• Hold or be able to obtain an Annual Practicing Certificate
• Hold a full clean NZ Drivers Licence
• Be committed to completing 12 month Post Graduate Certificate in Well Child Tamariki ora (we will pay cover the cost for this)

Ngā hua mahi o Te Whānau Āwhina | What we offer

Work close to home in a community basedrole
• A Monday – Friday role, with some flexibility to work around you
• 'Well Health Day': the ability to use sick leave for a proactive planned health day
• A paid 12 month post grad certificate.
• Career pathways for leaders, educators and head office positions

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be made online, for any specific questions about the mahi, contact Sarah Van Lieshout, Clinical Leader on  sarah.vanlieshout@plunket.org.nz

Applications close: 30 May 2024

Please note, we will process applications as they are received. If we find a successful candidate, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

He huanui oranga mo ngā mokopuna whakatipuranga roto i ngā hapori heke iho, heke iho

Setting the path of wellness in our communities for the early years, for generations to come

Whānau Āwhina Plunket is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of pēpi, tamariki and their whānau/family. We have committed to adopting a pro-equity approach where we give life to the Treaty principles of tino rangatiratanga, partnership, active protection, equity and options in our mahi/work to ensure healthy tamariki, confident whānau and connected communities.

This journey is creating exciting career opportunities - If you would like to contribute to the important mahi we do, nau mai, haere mai.

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