How we can help you

We can find you permanent, casual, contract or fixed term jobs within the New Zealand Healthcare sector.

We do things a little differently at Care Direct. The roles we advertise represent only a small portion of opportunities we have available, as clients are always contacting us, seeking quality candidates for their vacancies. We work to match candidates with roles as soon as they become available.

By registering with us today, you ensure you’re available for the next opportunity that comes along. So let us use our networks and contacts to find you that perfect role.



We need quality healthcare staff, throughout NZ

Whether you are actively looking for a change or just want to be kept in the loop regarding the opportunities in the healthcare sector, we can help.
We specialise in healthcare and are always on the lookout for top talent in the following areas:
   Executive Management team
   Facility Managers
   Clinical Managers
   Clinical Advisors
   Quality Auditors
   Practice Managers
   Registered Nurses
   Health Care Assistants/ Support workers
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Each day brings new opportunities. Your dream role is out there.

Get in touch today and we’ll help you find it.


Flexibility with security

Join our casual bureau as a Health Care Assistant (HCA) or Registered Nurse and enjoy the flexibility of choosing when and where you work and accessing a diverse range of work with our clients. Care Direct is a company where quality care is the paramount focus.

We have casual work available now for Registered Nurse's and Health Care Assistants in the following area;

   Aged Care facilities

   Public and private hospitals - medical/surgical/theatre

   Palliative Care - in-home and hospice

   Rehabilitiation and residential services

   Respite and post-surgical recovery

   Mental Health and physical disabilities

   Child and youth with complex and challenging behaviours

Care Direct is a company where quality care is the paramount focus.We are people-centred, and deliver high quality service to our clients and staff, so you will never be just a number at Care Direct.



Annual / sick leave

Free training opportunities
and support including NZQA
recognised qualifications

24/7 support
from our team

Competitive hourly rates
and including penal rates;
nights and weekends

We are the provider of choice with a large number of Aged Care facilities, Hospitals and Hospices, and in-home community assignments around the country. You’ll get access to shifts before others, and be secure in the knowledge that there is always work available. This is a great opportunity for those not wanting to be confined by the standard Monday to Friday work week. Bureau work is ideal for those working around commitments, such as study or family, and the best part is that you will receive all of the entitlements of a permanent employee but on a casual on-call basis. So make Care Direct your first and only phone call.

What our people say


I have been with Care Direct for nearly a year and they are the most awesome and understanding employers I have ever had in thirty years. I would recommend them to anybody.

Libby Holloway
Healthcare Assistant

Here's some more information about the types of people we are always wanting to hear from for our bureau.


Being a Registered Nurse with the Care Direct gives you the opportunity to experience a wide variety of work across multiple disciplines and locations. We support all of our nurses with professional development programs, free training opportunities and you receive unrivalled support from our placement coordinators. We have nurses who have been working with us for over 15 years and they couldn’t be happier!

We are always looking for new nurses to join our team and we have shifts available to suit all backgrounds - Aged Care facilities, Public and Private Hospitals (surgical nursing), Rehab facilities, Hospices and Palliative care.

To join our great team you will need to have the following:

   A current NZ practising certificate (APC)

   A minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Registered Nurse in New Zealand

   Be focused on providing high quality care

   Experience in either Aged Care, Public and Private Hospitals, or hospices

   The ability to write care plans and other documentation

   A love of working with residents, families and other care staff

   The ability to work with and lead a care team

   Sound assessment skills

   Flexibility in your hours – including mornings, afternoons and weekends

   Reliable transport

   Good written and verbal communication skills


Being a Healthcare Assistant with Care Direct is more than just a job, it's an opportunity to make a real impact to people's lives. Healthcare and Aged Care in particular is one of the fastest growing sector so get involved now and secure your future employment opportunities. We support you thoughout each and every placements and offer NZQA recognised qualifications, earn while you learn. You are never alone with Care Direct and you will always have access to an experienced placement coordinator, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are always looking for fantastic HCAs to join our team and we have shifts available to suit all backgrounds; Aged Care facilities, Public and Private Hospitals (surgical nursing), Rehab facilities, Hospices

To join our great team you will need to have the following:

   The ability to work on a flexible weekend roster

   Long term availability (we like to ensure continuity with our staff and clients)

   A minimum of six months previous experience as an in-home Health Care Assistant/Career or experience at Hospital and/or rest home level of care

   Attained a Nat. Cert in Health, Disability and Aged Support level 2 or higher or be prepared to study towards this qualification (provided by Care Direct)

   A current Full Drivers License and reliable transport

   The ability to undertake a NZ Police vetting check

   Compassion and genuine joy to assist the elderly and people living with different abilities on a daily basis

   Honesty, reliability and integrity



Working with Care Direct is more than just a job.

Contact us today and take the first step to joining a company that genuinely cares about its staff and are there for you night and day.