Top reasons to pursue a career with Justice Health (JHFMHN) in 2023

Different Visas to suit you

The Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network offer a range of visa options to suit you and your family. If you are looking to move your life to Australia permanently, the PR 186 Direct Entry Visa offered by the JHFMHN is the perfect option. Arrive in Australia as a permanent resident with all the benefits that come with it and the security of a long-term contract with fantastic career opportunities. 

Or maybe you want to try out Australian life for a few years, while also developing your career. The TSS 482 Visa is a great option. Work in Australia for 2-4 years, with a further option to renew, or transition to PR if Australia starts to feel like home.  

Finally, the JHFMHN has amazing opportunities for newly graduated mental health nurses or nurses who want to both work and travel in Australia. The Working Holiday Visa option, along with the Justice Health Nursing Bank Scheme is the perfect combination to progress your career while also having the time to explore all that Australia has to offer. To find out more about this scheme, check out our recent blog. 

Relocation Incentives

The JHFMHN understand this is a big move to take your career across the world. To help, they are offering some amazing relocation incentives. Firstly, they are offering visa sponsorship up to $7,000. Depending on the location you choose there is further bonuses of $1,500 or $3,000 for moving to Metropolitan or Rural areas. 

While working within the Justice Health Network is an enriching career with opportunities to make real benefits in people’s lives, they understand that the environment you work in can sometimes be stressful and unpredictable. To help, there is an Environmental allowance of $7,000 per year. 

They also offer vehicle rental up to $500 for your first two weeks on arrival, salary packaging to help lower your tax, and competitive shift bonuses for working evening and night shifts. 

Excellent Professional Development Opportunities

Justice Health is committed to creating a culture of organisational learning and professional development. They offer lots of opportunities that allow you to develop your professional skills and career and are affiliated with some of Australia’s leading Universities. 

As a staff member, you will receive specialised training through participation in development programs. Furthermore, paid leave is offered to undertake extra studies or attend relevant activities, like conferences, seminars, and short courses.  

The Justice Health Network organises internal and external development opportunities to help all of its staff plan their professional development. Programs offered include: 

  • Management Development Program 
  • Masters of Forensic Mental Health – UNSW 
  • Mentoring Program 
  • Clinical Excellence Commission Clinical Leadership Program 
  • Clinical Supervision 
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management (CRAM) training 

The Justice Health Network is a dynamic and rewarding organisation to work for and operates in a unique setting. As a Mental health Nurse, you will have the opportunity to work in a unique clinical environment, delivering care across a range of health care services in custodial, forensic, inpatient and community settings. With over 90 service locations across New South Wales in adult correctional centres, juvenile justice centres, courts, police cells, Long Bay Hospital and the Forensic Hospital. You really have so many opportunities to excel in your career in an area you are passionate about.  

Furthermore, the Justice Health Network offer a variety of clinical specialities to focus your career on and make a difference in a highly vulnerable patient population with chronic and complex health needs. Different clinical specialities include Mental health, psychiatry, drug and alcohol, adolescent health, Aboriginal health, population health, primary and women’s health, allied health, pharmacy and general practice. 

If you are currently working in the UK or Ireland as a Mental Health Nurse and are interested in furthering your career with Justice Health, get in contact today by email at Or if you have any questions about the application process, we are happy to help. 

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