Whānau Āwhina Plunket – Registered / Plunket Nurse – Canterbury

Kotahi mano ngā rā hiki te oranga mo ngā whakatipuranga, i roto i  ngā  hapori 

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


  • Are you looking for a Nursing role with a difference!

  • Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for children?

  • Are you a Registered Nurse or a Well Child trained Nurse?


Whānau Āwhina Plunket is the largest service in Aotearoa supporting the health and wellbeing of pēpē, tamariki and their whānau / family.

We are on a pro-equity journey 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.


About the Role

You’ll play a vital part in assessing baby’s development at key stages, promoting health and education for children up to five years of age, and supporting caregivers to develop and optimise their parenting skills.  You’ll manage a client portfolio and will enjoy building relationships with whanau and families.

As a Plunket Nurse you will also work in partnership and collaboration with other services to ensure our most vulnerable whanau receive wrap around services that improve outcomes while promoting collaboration between health and social service providers.

What we offer

  • Programmes to build your cultural competence

  • Full and Part-time roles

  • A place in a great team where we all care about making a difference for children / pepe and tamariki and families / whanau and their communities.

  • Flexible work hours


We are seeking people who are:

  • A Registered Nurse with a current APC

  • Committed to undertaking a one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Specialty Nursing Well Child/Tamariki Ora Strand.

  • Knowledgeable and have an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how it applies to health outcomes.

  • An excellent communicator and fluent in written and spoken English

  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships within the community, clients and Whānau Āwhina Plunket people.

  • A holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

  • Hold a full, clean New Zealand Drivers’ licence

  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident is essential

  • Experienced working with families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

  • Commited 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. 


A commitment to participating in our pro-equity journey is essential, and an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to achieving equitable health outcomes for whānau Māori would be an advantage for this role


Apply now to join us in our mahi.


To view the position description or to apply for this role please refer to www.plunket.org.nz/careers. For further information please contact Jo Ross, Clinical Leader on 027 241 6336.


Applications must be made online and close 5pm Sunday 05 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 may 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: KTAQ120402

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 5 December 2021