Registered Nurses - South Auckland

Kotahi mano ngā rā hiki te oranga mo ngā whakatipurangai roto ngā hapori

In the first 1000 days setting the path of wellness in our communities, for generations to come 

He karanga atu mo ngā nēhi katoaNau mai, haere mai nga rōpu Nehi Māori me ngā Wāhine/Tāne toa kia tipu te reo Māori me ona tikanga ki roto ngā mahi Whānau Āwhina!

We are calling to all Registered Nurses with a focus on increasing our responsiveness to our Whānau Māori in South Auckland. In line with this vision, we are seeking applications from nurses with an openness and willingness to learn more about Te Ao MāoriConfidence in Te Reo me Māori me ona tikanga will be greatly advantageous.

Whānau Āwhina Plunket is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of pēpitamariki 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 maihaere mai

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

Our Plunket Nurses are a key part of our organisation providing the front-line care and clinical support to empower whānau to succeed and prosper in their journey raising their tamariki

We’re open to applications from both part time and full-time employees(minimum 0.6FTE)and will provide you with the tools of the trade (Smart phone and Tablet/computer).We are seeking motivated Registered Nurses to join ourSouth Auckland  teams to deliver Well Child Tamariki Ora services in line with our three overarching goals;

Healthy tamariki – We make sure between 0 – 5 years that every tamaiti/childhas the opportunity to be as healthy and well as they can be. 

Confident whānau – We build the confidence and knowledge of whānau and families across New Zealand.

Connected communities – We make sure no family/whānau is left isolated, disconnected or unable to cope.​

He kōrero mōu | About you

Having well trained and motivated Nehi Māori alongside nurses who believe in our vision and culturally safe practice will be key to accomplishing our goals. We’re interested in hearing from new graduates, established nurses and we also have our Return to Nursing Competency assessment Programme for nurses who have not practiced recently.

We expect and encourage all Plunket people to live our values; kia māia – to be courageous, kia Māhaki – to be humble, kia manaaki – to care and kia tūhono – to stand in relationship.   

Advancing our pro-equity journey requires the participation and contribution of all our Plunket People, to support this, all of our staff participate in “be a better treaty partner” training . Prior understanding of TeTiriti o Waitangi and its applications as well as equity issues related to health (in particular for whānau Māori) would be advantageous in our organisation.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

If you’re seeking to work for an organisation that values improving society, join us at Whānau Āwhina Plunket. We offer you a welcoming and thorough orientation to support you to become familiar with the requirements of the Plunket Nurse role, informed by our strategies, people, systems and policies. In line with our values, we believe in caring for our people, to support your wellbeing and ongoing professional growth, we offer:


  • 'Well Health Day': the ability to use sick leave for proactive planned health day
  • Get paid to study during the completion of a one year post graduate certificate in Tamariki Ora/Well Child Health.
  • Flexible working policy that will support harmonious work and life balance
  • A generous parental leave scheme to support growing whanau
  • A confidential employee assistance programme
  • Career pathways for leaders, educators and head office positions

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply 

Applications for this role must include a personalised cover letter describing why you would be the right person to join our leading not-for-profit organisation!

To apply for this position or to view the position description please visit further information, please e-mail close Sunday 5 December 2021


Whānau Āwhina Plunket have updated their Immunisation Policy regarding required or recommended vaccinations for all Plunket people (related to COVID as well as other infectious diseases). As a part of the recruitment process, we will also ask about your COVID-19 immunisation status for all roles and will ask you to provide proof of vaccination if successful.  If you are concerned, have questions, or have a medical contraindication that you would like to discuss, please feel free to discuss this with our recruitment team or the hiring manager for this role.


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Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time

Job no: KTAO120401

Location: Counties Manukau

Closing Date: Sunday, 5 December 2021