Work with Custodial Mental Health in NSW – ‘Yes in a Prison Setting’

If you are a mental health nurse looking for a challenging and rewarding career, consider working in Custodial Mental Health with Justice Health across New South Wales.  Yes! in a Prison Setting.  Not only will you be making a difference to a highly vulnerable patient population whose health needs are often complex, but you’ll also have access to a range of benefits and opportunities that make this field an attractive career choice.

Here are just a few of the benefits of working in custodial mental health in NSW:

Gain Experience with a Diverse Client Base

Working with patients (offenders) who have mental health issues can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse patient cohort from all walks of life, including those who may have experienced trauma or are struggling with mental health and addiction issues.

This experience can help you develop your clinical skills, as well as your ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and justice personnel.

Develop Skills Specifically Geared Towards Mental Health Nursing in a Prison Setting

Working as a mental health nurse in a prison setting requires specific skills that differ from those needed for traditional community or hospital-based nursing roles. You’ll need to be able to assess and manage risk effectively, have good clinical decision-making skills, communicate clearly with patients, staff members and Correctional Officers, and understand the unique challenges associated with working within the correctional environment.

Support to educate and upskill – at all levels

Justice Health NSW provides opportunities to avail of excellent educational support to further your career, you can work, earn money and can continue to grow professionally while enjoying all that NSW has to offer.

If you are interested in obtaining additional certifications or pursuing an advanced degree, the Justice Health team is there to support you every step of the way. Employees are provided with access to online courses, workshops, and seminars to ensure they have the knowledge and skills needed to excel.

By developing these skills, you’ll not only become more effective as a custodial or forensic mental health nurse but also enhance your employability if you decide to move back home to Ireland or the UK.

Work with ICE Group and avail of excellent Incentive Packages for Relocation

Justice Health NSW works closely with ICE Group, their partner recruitment agency that specializes in placing healthcare professionals across NSW. If you’re considering relocating for your career or want to explore new opportunities within custodial mental health, ICE Group will help. This will include advice on Aphra, Working Holiday visas, TSS visas, Permanent Residency visas, moving to NSW and what to expect in your new job in Custodial Mental Health.

A comprehensive incentive package for relocation can include everything from travel costs to accommodation and even assistance with finding schools for your children. Visit the Justice Health home page for more information.

Enjoy a great Work-Life Balance, with plenty of time for leisure activities like swimming at some Beautiful Beaches in Sydney

One of the best things about working in Custodial Mental Health in NSW is its excellent work-life balance. You’ll typically work a standard 38-hour week, and enjoy many Annual Leave days, and generous Shift Premiums.

This means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy leisure activities like swimming at some of NSW’s beautiful beaches, hanging out in the Rocks,  or exploring the state’s many cultural attractions.

Contact ICE Jobs today!

Telephone 091 475 100 or email

In conclusion, working in Custodial Mental Health in NSW offers a range of benefits and opportunities that make it an attractive career choice for mental health nurses. From gaining experience with a diverse client base to developing skills specifically geared towards prison nursing roles and enjoying a great work-life balance, there are plenty of reasons to consider this field. So why not explore what ICE Group and Justice Health NSW have to offer today?

Margaret Cox from ICE Group speaks with Adam Vance and Rahamathulla Niyamth from the Custodial Mental Health Team in Sydney, New South Wales. Learn more about how our guests ended up in Australia

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