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Pacific Health Promoter - Quit Coach

- Represent The Fono's Stop Smoking Service
- Recruit people who wish to quit
- Coach and support – Training provided

We are looking for a Pacific Health Promoter - Quit Coach to join our Ready Steady Quit Team. This is an exciting opportunity to join The Fono – New Zealand's largest Pacific health and social services organisation and Pacific Employer of the Year (2016). 

As a recruiter (Seeker) you will use the Ready Steady Quit central referral service leads, health networks, community involvements and activities to actively seek out people who wish to stop smoking.

The second phase for a Seeker is to take referrals and direct contacts with people who smoke and wish to stop and encourage them to enter a stepped, supported programme (one on one or Group) to quit. 

The Seeker then becomes the Quit Coach. A service delivery practitioner delivering effective stop smoking outcomes. 

Key requirements

  • A genuine desire to assist people stop smoking and have New Zealand achieve Smokefree 2025
  • Ability to "sell" The Fono stop smoking service message to Fono colleagues, health and community network partners
  • Pacific peoples focus – a Pacific language capability will be an advantage (particularly Tongan)
  • Training provided - you will also gain a qualification
  • Work flexibility – being available when target smokers need you

Full time or part-time. We will consider all options. Drivers licence necessary. 

More information / apply:

To find out more about this position, for an application form / job description, contact Jasmine:

Receptionist

- Sought after opportunity working in Pacific health
- Delivering the best in customer service
- Using best practice developments in reception management
- Henderson location 

This is your opportunity to become a member of the enthusiastic practice administration group at The Fono's flagship medical and dental practice in Henderson. 

What is preferred for this position is:

  • The Fono West location
  • Ability to work as a team member in a busy practice
  • Experience as a medical receptionist 
  • Excellent communication skills - focus on customer service
  • Computer competency - (Medtech software preferred) and keen and able to adapt to new practice ICT technology 

Find out more / apply 

For an application form, job description

Community Research Coordinator

- Exceptional opportunity in Pasifika health
- Innovative research
- Community coordination of trial

This is your chance to make a real difference in Pasifika health. The Fono has been selected to participate in the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge funded by MBIE to undertake innovative research aimed at significantly reducing the death and disease burden of some of New Zealand’s leading health problems. The specific area The Fono is involved with is the trial and evaluation of the effectiveness of the programme in partnership with Pasifika communities.

The Community Research Coordinator will lead The Fono’s programme reporting to the National Science Challenge contractors / agencies (University of Otago / University of Auckland).

The following activities are related to this research:

  • Community Leadership to assist Healthier Lives in meeting its objective to reduce the burden of
    major New Zealand health problems;
  • Support for Healthier Lives’ communication, outreach and knowledge exchange activities;
  • Support for Healthier Lives’ reporting to MBIE 

The position is established as a fixed term role (15 months) specifically funded by The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge Fund.

The position has the following goals to:

  • Carry out testing, piloting and feedback to support the development of the mhealth tool
  • Organise the trial recruitment programme
  • Support 14 Pasifika community groups through the trial
  • Communicate effectively with NIHI (National Institute for Health Innovation) re issues / community feedback
  • Ensure all ethical and research standards are met
  • Provide informed support with interpretation of data / writing and publishing papers / presentations

Applicants will:

  • Hold appropriate tertiary qualification in a relevant field 
  • Suitable experience in research projects and project management
  • Have a very good knowledge of the Pasifika, health and social services sector
  • Be very familiar with the institutions important to Pasifika and the role played by them in Pasifika life in New Zealand

Apply / Find Out More

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