Careers

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. 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!

 

Construction Trainer (Oceania Career Academy)

• Training / Mentoring
• Oceania Career Academy (OCA) – The leading Pacific PTE
• Major construction sector
• Mangere – Airport Oaks

OCA LOGO Landscape CMYK 2019

About the role

If you have been working as a supervising tradesman or trainer in building and major project construction and are now looking for an opportunity to pass on your skills and make a difference in the Pacific community this is the ideal role for you. You’ll need a blend of experience and enthusiasm and the right “on the job” credentials. You won’t need to have a teaching qualification – as we will support you there.


The position includes training in the exciting new Oceania Career Academy (OCA) “Ignition” Work Readiness / Re-engagement Programme” aimed at younger students coming from school together with mature students looking to retrain for a new career as a result of Covid-19 disruption. The role is for a knowledgeable builder with major projects person able to train our students in the basics of what they will find on building and major construction projects including large scale commercial buildings, tunnels and roading construction.

Located in the Airport Oaks Training Precinct in Mangere. 40 hours per week – salaried position.

 

About you

We are looking for someone with the vision, skills and trade qualifications to unleash the potential of Pacific students young and older and set them on the path to lifelong employment this is your chance. As the Trainer/Mentor you will thrive on:


• Using your experience to foster youthful careers and transition them to work
• Giving mature students the knowledge and skills to restart their careers with a transition to a new career
• Giving ideas by assisting the Trainer Team in designing and delivering practical training programmes in a manner that aligns with the purpose and culture of OCA
• Providing pastoral support to students necessary to ensure their retention and success
• Actively engaging with stakeholders including commercial enterprises to maintain currency, relevance and credibility of the programme
• Support and contribute actively to the operation of OCA, including through project teams

 

Find out more / apply

For an application form, job description or further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388 or text PCTO 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.

General Practioner

• Pasifika focused
• South – Manurewa 
• 3-5 days flexible

The Fono Medical

About the role

This role is  a 3-5 days perm or locum at our growing Pasifika focused practice in Manurewa. An integrated model of Pasifika care, collegial, supportive, ProCare/Cornerstone accredited. The Fono – foremost Pasifika health and social services organisation.

About us

“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 Pasifika 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

Call or text GPM to Anthony on 0272723388 or email anthony@aidmax.co.nz

Pacific Community Navigator

• New role – development
• Force for change – Pasefika Proud
• The leader in Pacific wellbeing

The Fono

About the role

The Fono has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Social Development (Oranga Tamariki) to employ three community connectors to implement the Pasefika Proud Theory of Change (Pathways for Change framework) amongst key Pacific community leaders and influencers in Auckland and in turn the groups they lead and inspire.

The purpose is to build the leaders’ capability to be able to understand family violence within Samoa, Tonga, and Cook Islands families and take suitable steps towards realistic solutions that help to embed and sustain social change at the community level.

The roles revolve around relationship management for key Pacific leaders in Auckland, particularly in the Churches, to build their capability to promote safe practices within Pacific families for Samoan, Tongan and the Cook Islands peoples.

 

About you

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with the right blend of experience, relationship skills and a strong belief in fostering well being equity for Pacific peoples.

•  General knowledge of the Pacific social services sector and experience in a community role
•  Knowledge of the institutions important to Pacific peoples and the role played by them in Pacific life in New Zealand
•  Knowing who are the most influential people in the particular sector
•  Experience in connecting with the top level persons of influence
•  Understanding and experience in Government contracting procedures including report preparation
•  Appropriate and relevant experience in project management
•  Able to effectively self-manage so that operations are efficient, timely and well reported.
•  Drivers licence necessary

 

About us

“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 Pasifika 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 PCN to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting PCN in the subject line.

Public Health Skin Programme Coordinator – “Happy Skin Coordinator”

• Award winning Programme
• “Happy Skin” health initiative
• The leader in Pasifika wellbeing
• West Auckland

The Fono Health

About the role

In 2018-19 The Fono initiated a campaign to co-design a programme with the Tuvalu community through the churches to permanently address the prevalence of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). The campaign won awards for its success and innovation and was “branded by the Tuvalu community as Happy Skin”. A song was even composed about it.

The success of that effort has led to The Fono being able to expand the programme in partnership with 12 Tongan and Samoan community and church groups.

This position is designed to coordinate the programme as an on-going project to reduce the rates of highly preventable and infectious SSTI. Leading it externally in relationships with church and community groups and internally with clinical staff. Driving the co-design, implementation, documentation and preparing reports on progress.

About you

We are seeking an enthusistic person with the right blend of experience, health promotion skills and a strong belief in fostering equity in health and wellbeing for Pasifika.

•  General knowledge of the Pacific, health and social services sector
•  Knowledge of the institutions important to Pacific peoples and the role played by them in Pacific life in New Zealand
•  Experience in a community health and education role
•  A clinical qualification is not necessary – but may be an advantage
•  Understanding and experience in Government contracting procedures including report preparation
•  Appropriate and relevant experience in project management
•  Able to effectively self-manage so that operations are efficient, timely and well reported.
•  Drivers licence necessary

About us

“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 Pasifika 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 HSC to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting HSC in the subject line.

Dentist (intermediate/senior)

• Variety of work
• Modern surgery and equipment
• Community dental model
• The leading Pasifika health provider

The Fono Dental

About the role

Join us at The Fono. The new dental model. We’re looking for a dentist who shares our vision. Up to 5 days pw (must include Th/Fri). Flexible remuneration – contractor or employee (with benefits) to match experience. Experienced and fully trained DA support. Collegial, friendly team – the surgeries are co- located within a medical, public health and pharmacy facility.

 

About you

You will be:

Senior (or experienced intermediate)
Able to work independently
Capable at general dentistry / rotary endodontics / oral surgery / wisdom teeth / IV sedation
Note: we have a flexible opportunity available for a junior/intermediate in our Auckland CBD practice Call anthony on 0272723388 for more information.

 

About us

“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 Pasifika 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 SIDH to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting SIDH in the subject line.

Community Nurse – mobile

• Special RN opportunity
• Working with Pacific in-home
• Join a great team making a real difference in Pacific health

The Fono Health

About the role

The Fono is expanding its services to reach people where they live, in particular the house bound. The position of ‘Aiga Fono Care Nurse (Mobile unit) is 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.

This 40 hours per week flexitime fixed term position based at The Fono Henderson is a special opportunity and requires a versatile primary health RN looking for an exciting new role. The position is fixed term because it is only funded until mid Dec by the DHB.

The Fono mobile clinic service is funded by the WDHB ‘and implements a mobile ‘fanau ola’ integrated model of care for home bound people and others who need special support (such as homeless). The aim is to improve outcomes of Pacific families facing the challenges of complex health and social needs. The service which is carried out by The Fono wellness adviser mobile team (including this position, GP, and Administration Coordinator).

You will enjoy being part of a community services team working with our clinical, public health and social services professionals.

 

About you

Key requirements:

  • Be a currently New Zealand Registered Nurse
  • Have experience in practice or community nursing
  • Value the integrated wellbeing approach to working with families
  • Believe and have genuine enthusiasm for what can be achieved by our people
  • Be computer literate
  • Have a full Drivers Licence
  • NZ permanent residency

 

About us

“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 Pasifika 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 MOB to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting MOB in the subject line.

Quit Coach – Pasifika

• Represent The Fono’s Stop Smoking Service
• Recruit people who wish to quit
• Coach and support

The Fono Health

About the role

This is a multi-faceted role. You are the representative of the Ready Steady Quit ProCare/The Fono Stop Smoking Service with Pacific peoples across the ADHB and WDHB regions. Looking to connect and engage with Pasifika males (particularly Samoan male). 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. 

he 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 stop smoking outcomes as provided for in the Regional / Local Stop Smoking Contract from the Ministry of Health. 


Quit Coaches work with smokers and support them through their quit journey using evidence based face to face and group based treatment. Where appropriate this is in partnership with their family (whanau/aiga) and, community organisations and employers who will also support them in their attempt to be smoke free. There is full support within The Fono Community Services Team and through the wider ProCare / The Fono Stop Smoking Service (Ready Steady Quit).

 

About you

  • 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 Samoan language capability may be an advantage
  • NTS Stop Smoking Practitioner qualified / enrolled or will enrol
  • Group behavioural therapy (GBT) training will be required as targets can only be met if a substantial number of clients stop smoking via GBT sessions
  • Work flexibility – being available when our target smokers need us
  • Drivers licence necessary
  • Non-smoker (of course)

 

About us

“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 Pasifika 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 RSQ to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting RSQ in the subject line.

Family Start Worker

• North Shore and West Auckland
• Exciting Family Work opportunity
• High needs families with newborns

The Fono

About the role

If you 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. These 40 hour per week positions based in Northcote and Henderson are a special opportunity requiring a versatile social / family 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
• Be trained in ‘Parents As First Teachers’ or willing to be trained
• Level B social work qualification preferred
• Fully computer literate
• Have a full Drivers Licence

About us

“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 Pasifika 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 FSW to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting FSW in the subject line.

RN- Primary Health

• Variety – primary health
• Great team – well supported
• South Auckland – Manurewa
• Leader in Pasifika health

The Fono Medical

About the role

An exciting opportunity to join The Fono – New Zealand’s foremost Pasifika health and social services organisation at our modern practice in Manurewa.

This full-time Registered Nurse position is a special opportunity and will probably best suit a nurse with at least 2+ years’ primary health experience looking for an interesting general practice role in a community health organisation. You will be part of an experienced RN team with top flight medical receptionist and practice management support.

Our Pasifika patient population is representative of the vibrant South Auckland community. You will enjoy being part of a wider practice team that as well as GPs and nurses includes a dental group and a growing section of Pasifika public health and social services professionals.

About you

If you are looking for an opportunity to make your mark with the leading Pasifika primary health and dental 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 Auckland and its peoples

About us

“Under our theme Caring is our Culture, The Fono is known for raising the standards for better delivery, collaboration and outcomes in Pacific peoples’ 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 Pasifika and all who need our care. We lead the way in developing partnerships with the community and other providers.

For an application form, job description respond to this advertisement – send your details to recruiter@aidmax.co.nz or text RNM to 0272723388 with your email or for further details contact Anthony 027 272 3388

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

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