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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!

Senior Dentist

  • Interesting variety of work
  • Flexible remuneration
  • CBD
The Fono Dental

About the role

We have a great team and are now looking to expand the practice with a further senior dentist. Three modern surgeries.

  • General dentistry / rotary endo / oral surgery / wisdom teeth / IV sedation
  • Great equipment and facilities
  • Collegial support and part of a medical centre
  • Remuneration to match experience
  • Mon – Fri and future Sat opportunity

 

About you

You will be a Senior Dentist with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, able to work independently. Looking for a practice able to give you opportunties to develop further.

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

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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.

Supported Resolutions Navigator

  • Innovative Supported Resolutions concept
  • Resolving issues – alternative to prosecution
  • More than social work – change life direction
  • Join a great team making a real difference with Pacific communities
The Fono

About the role

If you really want to make a difference by applying fresh thinking to challenging situations in the Pacific community – this is the role for you. The Supported Resolutions Navigator supports individuals and their whanau into pathways for a new direction. One that’s aimed at resolving the social, economic and health related factors that lead to Police involvement in a supported manner, therefore being truly preventative and with the wellbeing of all a paramount consideration.


Supported Resolutions looks at on matters being resolved in a supported manner as an alternative to prosecution, however as the role develops develop there will be an increasing number of referrals for matters that require timely and supported resolution with judicial oversight.
The position is permanent (subject to funding) and 40 hours a week.

 

About you

You will have considerable expertise in understanding what individuals and their families are facing and have the experience to look to solutions that will work and convince individual and their families to get on the pathway to sustainable employment, economic success and overall health and wellbeing. Key Requirements:

  • Registered Social Worker
  • Understand the training and transitions to employment
  • Know how to access community resources
  • Computer literate
  • Have a full Drivers Licence

 

Find out more / apply

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

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

 

Find out more / apply

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.

Navigator

  • Whānau Ora – Pacific
  • The leader in Pacific support services
  • South Auckland families
The Fono

About the role

Join a great team making a real difference in Pacific wellbeing. This fulltime position based at our Manurewa hub is a special opportunity which requires a versatile social / community worker looking for an exciting new role. Pacific Whānau Ora is a family-centred approach which understands that families themselves know the best solutions to the challenges they face. The Pacific Whānau Ora Navigator is there for Pacific families living in South Auckland to show them the ways to achieve their goals in health, education, economic development and culture.

It’s an out and about role so duties will take you around your region from your base. 40 hours per week – flexitime – salaried position.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiast to join our Whānau Ora Navigator Team. You will:

  • Value the whānau ora approach
  • Have a sound understanding of the Pacific community sector where you live, with connections within it
  • Believe and have genuine enthusiasm for what can be achieved by our Pacific people
  • Know how to access community resources for families
  • Have a Level B social work qualification (preferred)
  • NZ permanent residency
  • 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 WONM to 0212713333 with your email or respond to this advertisement and send your details – recruiter@aidmax.co.nz putting WONM in the subject line.

Health Improvement Practitioner

  • Expanding the range of services offered by The Fono to include mental wellbeing
  • Providing brief evidence based interventions with individuals, groups and families for mental health challenges in people of all ages
  • Working within a Pacific model of care where Pacific values, beliefs and practices guide approaches and ways of working
The Fono

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Nisa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa atu, Talofa, Mauri, Taloha Ni, Ia orana, Tena koe.

The Fono is part of an exciting opportunity to transform how we provide health and wellbeing services for Pacific families. Our approach extends and strengthens an integrated way of working, and now includes Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Health Improvement Practitioner, Health Coach and integrated whanau ora and social services. Pacific values, beliefs and practices sit at the heart of what we do, guiding our approach to serving.

 

About the role

The Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) role sits within the general practice team and can be easily accessed by Fono patients in need of support with mental wellbeing. This is an integrated role which provides education and advice to other members of the general practice team, the community based mental health support team and the wider Fono services as needed. The HIP role is guided by what works for Pacific people. Interventions are based on FACT and other brief approaches and are delivered in ways that align with Pacific values and practices.

“A part of my role I really appreciate is the opportunity for talanoa. Honouring the space for this to occur and gaining a genuine cultural understanding of client issues means that people are more likely to succeed with their plans. A patient recently shared her grief story with me, and went on to develop a plan around grief and her role in the family. It was a privilege to witness how achieving her goals also helped with the management of her diabetes, sleep, family relationships and stress”.

Richard Dalhousie – HIP at The Fono

We are now growing our team and are recruiting for HIPs based in West Auckland and South Auckland. The role can be from 0.4FTE to full time.

About you

You will see this as a tremendous opportunity to use your skills and training in a vital area of need. You will be motivated by the opportunity to significantly contribute to improving wellbeing for Pacific people through the delivery of effective mental health interventions and services. You will have:

  • A current New Zealand health or social work registration (RN, OT, RSW, Psychologist, DAPAANZ)
  • A passion for mental health and experience in talking therapies
  • A deep understanding of Pacific culture and protocols and the ability to engage with individuals and family from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude and psychological flexibility
  • Energy to be part of, and contribute to the ongoing development of this exciting Fono development and ongoing Pacific community-driven innovations
 

How we can support you in the HIP role

  • Cultural training by Pacific leaders
  • Ongoing Professional Supervision
  • A professional development and training programme to ensure you have the skills, tools and confidence to be exceptional in the HIP role
  • Access to consultation with professionals from all Pacific nations
  • Membership in a multidisciplinary organisation
 

Find out more / apply

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

PRACTICE NURSE

  • Mobile Team – out and about
  • Innovative primary health service
  • West Auckland
The-Fono-Medical-Logo-Round

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
The-Fono-Medical-Logo-Round

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

Quit Coach – Pasifika

  • Recruit, coach and support
  • Achieve great outcomes
  • The Fono’s Stop Smoking Service
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.

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 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

  • Pacific peoples focus – must be able to engage with Samoan peoples
  • 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
  • NTS Stop Smoking Practitioner qualified / enrolled or will enrol
  • Samoan language capability may be an advantage
  • 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)
 

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.

Vaccinators

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

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
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