Positions Available

Join our growing and caring team…

The Fono is a proven leader in delivering health outcomes for the people who need it the most, fostering well, safe, vibrant and informed communities.  We are currently in an exciting phase of growth. Come and be part of our journey by joining our passionate, focused and committed team as we strive together to reduce the health inequalities of communities and find innovative ways to deliver culturally appropriate services across all of our locations. Caring is our Culture and that includes caring for our team!

Pacific Community Navigator

  • Pacific Vaccination “Ambassador”
  • Influence Pacific leadership and communities
  • Family and Group vaccinations
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About the role

Join us in one of the most important campaigns we have ever had as a combined Pacific force. Be one of four connectors working with Pacific community leaders to encourage them to use their influence convincing their memberships and communities to vaccinate and organising resources to facilitate group vaccinations. Fixed Term (subject to identified need). Based in Henderson – but Auckland wide coverage. Four positions.

  • Tonga
  • Samoa
  • Tuvalu
  • Cook Islands

 

About you

For every position the attributes we need are:

  • Ability to influence in empowering ways
  • Know how to present well
  • Understand networking
  • Commitment to vaccination
  • Great customer service
  • Excellent time management
  • Flexibility

 

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text VACN to 027 272 3388 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – anthony@aidmax.co.nz putting VACN in the subject line.

Health Coach

  • Join our integrated Ngalu Fanifo mental health team based in general practice
  • Supporting people to make lifestyle changes to increase their wellbeing
  • Walking alongside people to help them reach their wellness goals
The Fono Medical

About the role

Working with the entire general practice team, including GP’s, Nurses, Health Improvement Practitioner, Psychiatric Registrar and Whanau Ora, we are looking for a special person to join our Manurewa Practice. The Health Coach role supports patients/clients and their family through the development of skills, tools, confidence and lifestyle choices that enable the achievement of wellness goals. Conversations around mental health, providing emotional support and linking families into other services relevant to wellness is also a key element of the role. The Fono is the leading service provider for Pacific families and the Health Coach role is aligned with Pacific models of care. The role sits within a skilled and trained workforce of practitioners who understand the Pacific context, values, uniqueness and diversity.

About you

This is a rewarding opportunity for someone with a suitable health, mental health or social services background and a passion for working alongside Pacific people and their families. You will be comfortable working in a role requiring flexibility, and variety of approaches that are appropriate for our patients/consumers. You will see this as a tremendous opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in the physical and mental health of clients and patients you come in contact with.

You will have:

  • Experience relevant to a community mental health, social or education role
  • A broad understanding of health, social services and other Pacific focused wellbeing services available
  • The talent to develop rapport with a wide range of people
  • Knowledge of protocols amongst Pacific peoples with the ability to work across various Pacific groups
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude, particularly in times of stress.

 

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text HCM to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting HCM in the subject line.

Family Harm Worker

  • Working with Police / OT
  • Crisis intervention support
  • Pasifika service
  • West Auckland
The Fono

About the role

The Fono is looking for a keen person to join our Family Harm (family violence) Team. This team works alongside the Police and Oranga Tamariki in providing crisis intervention support to Pacific families experiencing family violence then coordinates relationships with key agencies specialising in services to families in need. Transitioning them to other services to provide ongoing support and progress.

About you

If you have the right experience and attitude and are looking for an opportunity to make your mark with the leading Pacific health and social services organisation and have the right blend of expertise and enthusiasm this could be your ideal role.

Key attributes:

  • Registration with Social Services Registration Board
  • Understanding of the dynamics and effects of domestic violence
  • Understanding of Pacific values and cultures
  • Administration and recordkeeping skills to a reasonably high standard

 

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text FHW to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting FHW in the subject line.

Dental Assistant

  • Experienced DA
  • Proven customer service expertise
  • 2 Positions available – City & Henderson
  • Growing community Dental Clinic
The Fono Dental

About the role

Become a member of the enthusiastic dental team at our busy Henderson or City practice. Your role will primarily be as a chairside dental assistant but you will be expected to work as a dental receptionist when required. The position is 40 hours a week, currently between 8.30 – 5.00pm Mon-Fri. Expansion may mean the range of hours may be between 7.30 am – 7.00pm including Saturday clinics in future. Note: you will not be required to work more than 40 hours per week.

Easily accessible by public transport the practices are at 33 Wyndham St City and 411 Great North Rd Henderson. They combine dental services with a primary health practice and community services.

About you

What you will need for this position is:

  • Experienced Dental Assistant
  • Proven customer service expertise
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities when confronted with unexpected challenges
  • Be a hard-working and supportive team member
  • Possess excellent oral and face-to-face communication skills
  • Computer competency in Exact

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description email recruiter@aidmax.co.nz or text DAR and your email address to 0272723388 or call us.

Dental Assistant

  • Experienced or keen trainee DA
  • Proven customer service expertise
  • Opportunities for clinical development
  • Thriving Dental / Medical Practice 
  • Full time
The Fono Dental

About the role

Become a member of the enthusiastic dental team at our busy Manurewa practice. Your role will primarily be as a chairside dental assistant but you will be expected to work as a dental receptionist when required. . The position is 40 hours a week, currently between 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday with some Saturdays. Expansion may mean the range of hours may be between 7.30am – 7.00pm including Saturday clinics in future. Note: you will not be required to work more than 40 hours per week.

About you

What you will need for this position is:

  • Experience as a Dental Assistant or a very keen desire to be a very good DA
  • Proven customer service expertise
  • Be a hard-working and supportive team member
  • Possess excellent oral and face-to-face communication skills
  • I.T. competency (practice uses Exact)
 

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text DAMA to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting DAMA in the subject line.

Dentists

  • Variety of work to suit your skill level
  • Flexible remuneration
  • Part-Time or Full Time
  • CBD location
The Fono Dental

About the role

We are looking for dentists for our growing CBD practice handy to public transport. Great opportunity if you are senior, intermediate or junior. Collegial team. Modern surgeries have OPG x-ray, rotary endodontics and EXACT.

  • General dentistry / rotary endo / oral surgery / wisdom teeth / IV sedation
  • Oversight, collegial support and part of a medical centre
  • Remuneration to match experience
  • Mix of basic pay + commission or we will negotiate
  • Full time or part-time

 

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For more information call Anthony on 027 2723388 text your email and DC to 021 271 3333 or email recruiter@aidmax.co.nz

Family Start Worker

  • Exciting family work opportunity
  • High needs families with newborns
  • Join a great team making a real difference with Pacific and Migrant communities
The Fono

About the role

If you are looking for an opportunity to make your mark with a leading Pacific health and social services organisation and have the right blend of expertise and enthusiasm this could be your ideal role. This 40 hour per week position based in Henderson is a special opportunity and requires a versatile Registered Social Worker looking for an exciting new role.


Family Start is a free service for parents and caregivers who are facing challenges which are making parenting harder. The Family Start Worker’s role is to support families to become more confident with their parenting and to improve their overall social, education and health aspirations.

About you

You will have a real wish to make a difference in your community with young families, have the right expertise and have suitable experience in working with Pacific peoples. Key Requirements:

 

  • Value the Family Start approach to working with families
  • Know how to access community resources for families
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Computer literate
  • Have a full Drivers Licence

 

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For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text FSN to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting FSN in the subject line.

Family Facilitator

  • Progress Pasifika in the workforce
  • Deliver new service
  • Chance to make a real difference
The Fono

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for a keen person to co-ordinate The Fono’s contribution to the Auckland Pacific Skills Shift initiative (APSS) team. The Family Facilitator, in collaboration with partners, supports employees and their families through the real-life challenges of transitioning into skilled/higher paid jobs. The role is to connect families with The Fono services and use learnings to influence the future delivery of services. This very exciting role has the potential to allow you to make a substantial difference to the lives of the Pacific families you work with as they transition to being supported in higher skilled jobs. Meeting the goals of accelerating the progression of Pasifika employees in the workforce through understanding and embedding principles of Pasifika culture in your ways of working collaboratively with Pasifika families to develop family-centric solutions to employment progression.

The participation of The Fono is to provide an influential Pasifika orientated voice to the co-design process, ensuring that Pacific cultural dimensions, mores and protocols are built into the services. The services that are designed at the end of the process will then be delivered in communities.

 

About you

You will:

  • Have an excellent understanding and appreciation of Pasifika cultures / mores / protocols
  • Extensive knowledge of employment and social services in New Zealand
  • Able to engage with whānau, hear their voice and incorporate this into the Uptempo design
  • Be open minded and willing to learn
  • Committed to working with others
  • Have initiative and innovative thinking – be willing to disrupt
  • Be computer literate
  • Have a full Drivers Licence
  • Prefer a Level B social work qualification
  • Want to understand how we can reduce family violence
  • NZ permanent residency

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text FCT to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting FCT in the subject line.

Social Workers

  • Rewarding career options
  • Fono locations – across Auckland
  • The leader in Pacific wellbeing

The Fono

About the roles

The Fono is growing and so is the range of social worker roles across a number of contracts. All set to make a sustainable difference to Pacific peoples’ lives. Positions include Family Start, Family Care, Family Violence, Whānau Ora, Building Financial Capability, Mobile Unit, Whānau Resilience, and Community Connector.

We are looking for Social Workers wanting to develop their careers and have the chance to become skilled in in a range of social services disciplines. Using the training, support and development opportunities The Fono offers to develop sound practice and versatility.

Roles are available at our locations across Auckland – so check this out by getting in touch for a position outline and information form.

About you

You are now looking to best use your skills and training in vital area of needs. Letting you show how you can significantly contribute to improving wellbeing services for Pacific people through delivery of effective services and other support. Key Competencies are set for each role which link to contractual requirements of The Fono but the general specification is:

  • A broad understanding of social services, health and other Pacific focused wellbeing services available in New Zealand
  • Sound experience in a social services or similar field with SWRB registration (or pending)
  • The talent to develop rapport with a wide range of people
  • Knowledge of protocols amongst Pacific peoples with the ability to work across various Pacific groups
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude, particularly in times of stress
  • The ability to report succinctly and accurately in written and verbal form on any aspect of the services provided
 

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text SWG to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting SWG in the subject line.

New roles – Westgate Vaccination Centre

  • GP
  • Health Care Assistants/ Administrators
  • Administrators
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About the roles

We are further expanding the opportunities at The Fono managed Westgate Vaccination Centre as we look to further developing the scale of the operation. The roles are for a GP (5 days) and Health Care Assistants/ Administrators and Administrators (part-time / full time – all days

Find out more / apply

If you or someone you know is interested in the positions, contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text VGP (for GP), VHC (for HCA/Administrator) or VAS (Administrator) to 0212713333 with your email address.

PRACTICE NURSE

  • Mobile Team – out and about
  • Innovative primary health service
  • West Auckland
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About the role

The Fono mobile clinic service is a mobile ‘fanau ola’ integrated model of care for home bound people and others who need special support. The aim is to improve outcomes of Pacific families facing the challenges of complex health and social needs. The Mobile Unit – Primary Health Nurse is one of a team comprising GP, Nurse and Social Worker with the Nurse position designed to extend the clinical capability of The Fono’s medical clinic by ensuring that expert nursing and social work care is seamlessly provided in the home.

You will enjoy being part of the wider Henderson practice team that as well as GPs and nurses includes a mental health group, dental surgeries and a extensive Pasifika public health and social services professional support.

About you

If you are looking for an opportunity to make your mark in an innovative service with the leading Pasifika primary health organisation and have the right blend of expertise and enthusiasm this could be your ideal role.
 
  • Good primary health experience
  • Capable in chronic care management
  • Enjoy working with the Pasifika culture of West Auckland and its peoples

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text RNM to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting RNM in the subject line.

Community Wellness RN

  • Leading our special team
  • Family – Home based services
  • Leading Pacific wellbeing innovator
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About the role

We have sought after opportunity for a RN to lead The Fono’s widely respected ‘Aiga Fono Care Team of integrated community nursing and social services. Funded by the WDHB, The Fono’s ‘Integrated Service’ implements a home-based ‘fanau ola’ unified model of care to improve outcomes of Pacific families facing the challenges of complex health and psychosocial needs.

The position of ‘Aiga Fono Care Lead is designed to provide leadership for the AFC service, by extending the clinical capability of The Fono’s medical clinic, ensuring that expert nursing and social work care is seamlessly provided in the home.

The position is 40 hours per week based in Henderson. It is a special opportunity and requires a versatile nurse with great communication and organisational skills looking for an exciting new role. If you want to make a real difference to Pacific wellbeing, this is the role for you. Become our new diabetes self-management education programme coordinator (DSME Coordinator).

About you

 
Key Requirements:
 
  • Have RN qualification
  • Good communicator and relationship manager
  • Be well organised and able to organise others
  • Be I.T. literate
  • Have a full Drivers Licence
  • Be able to work flexibly
  • A Pacific language capability may be an advantage
  • Value and want to live The Fono approach to working with community groups and families
 

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text AFCL to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting AFCL in the subject line

Vaccinators

  • Join The Fono Vaccination Centre
  • Full or part-time / Weekdays-Weekends
  • Westgate Vaccination Centre
The Fono Medical

About the role

Be at the forefront of New Zealand’s response. We are looking for registered vaccinators at the special Westgate Vaccination Centre to work as part of our clinical team administering the Pfizer vaccine. We will be open from 7.30am – 4.30pm daily. The position is fixed term (approx. 8 months).
Clinical roles include lead positions as well as vaccinator members. Administration positions are also available.

About Us

“We are a growing organisation looking for the very best to join our team of people making a difference in our communities. Under our theme Caring is our Culture, The Fono is known for raising the standards for better delivery, collaboration and outcomes in Pasifika health and social services”  Tevita Funaki – CEO The Fono

The Fono is New Zealand’s largest Pasifika integrated health, community, social services and education organisation. With links into all areas of Pasifika community life we have a unique ability to make our high quality, affordable health and social services conveniently available across our vibrant and multicultural city from seven locations and through outreach services. The term “fono” is therefore particularly suitable for our identity as its meaning reflects meetings between people.

The Fono offers an expanding range of high-quality primary health, dental services, public health, health support and social services to Pacific people and all who need our care. We lead the way in developing partnerships with the community and other providers. See more on www.thefono.org

 

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text VAC to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting VAC in the subject line.

Carpentry Trainer

• Level 3 Carpentry Programme
• Make a difference – you can
• OCA – The leading Pacific PTE

About the role

Oceania Career Academy (OCA) has developed a tremendous reputation for getting work ready Pacific youth into great careers in the construction industry. Key to this success is the team we have. Join us if you have been working as a tutor in construction and are now looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the Pacific community and have the right blend of experience and enthusiasm for young people, this may be your ideal role. We have Level 3 Trades Tutor positions available now at the Oceania Career Academy for programmes preparing students for employment in the construction trades. The role includes working with the management team on the development of the organisation and proposals for initiatives in educational transitions to skilled work and higher education within the wider Pacific peoples’ social context. Competitive salary / 40 hours a week. The role is located at the OCA Campus in the Airport Oaks Training Precinct in Mangere.

About You

We are looking for someone with the vision, skills and trade training qualifications and experience to unleash the potential of Pacific students and set them on the path to lifelong skilled employment this is your chance. As the Tutor you will
 
  • Assist to design and deliver training programmes in a manner that is consistent with the priorities and culture of OCA
  • Use current best practice to support the highest training standards and to provide a positive student learning experience
  • Along with specialist mentors provide pastoral support to students necessary to ensure their retention and success
  • Actively engage with OCA stakeholders including commercial enterprises to maintain currency, relevance and credibility of the programme
  • Support and contribute actively to the operation of OCA, including through membership of committees and project teams
 

About Us

Education – Empowerment – Employment is our theme. The Oceania Career Academy is NZQA and TEC accredited and is a unit of The Fono – the leader in unified wellbeing and development services for Pacific peoples. We acknowledge the support of Pasifika Futures and Foundation North. Our Campus is located in Rennie Drive Mangere in the Auckland Airport area. http://www.oca.nz/

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text L3CT to 021 271 3333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz

Applications will be progressively reviewed so apply now.

Opportunities for GPs looking to make a real difference in Pacific health

  • Permanent positions – Henderson and Manurewa
  • High quality well resourced practices within an integrated model of care including Mental Health, Community Outreach, Dental, Public Health, Social Services & Whānau Ora.
The Fono Medical

GP Perm – West Auckland

2 opportunities – Practice and/or mobile home visit unit – both positions up to 10 sessions a week. Evenings and Sat available – Collegial, supportive, ProCare/Cornerstone accredited / in-practice MH / community nursing support. Call or text GPHE to Anthony on 0272723388 or email anthony@aidmax.co.nz

 

GP Perm – The Fono South

Flexible – 6/10th perm at our growing Pasifika focused practice in Manurewa (incl. alt Sat). Collegial, supportive, ProCare/Cornerstone accredited / in-practice MH / Community nursing support The Fono – foremost Pacific health and social services organisation – Call or text GPMN to Anthony on 0272723388 or email anthony@aidmax.co.nz

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Level 2, 6 Alderman Drive
Henderson, Auckland 0612
P: (09) 267 6331

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