Health Care Assistant - Pacific Peoples
- Kahu Taurima – Well Child development
- Mothers, babies and whanau
- Advance your career in a well-supported role
- Leading in Pasifika wellbeing outcomes
About the role
We are looking for someone really wanting to make a difference as a Health Care Assistant in our new Kahu Taurima programme. Complementing The Fono's growing set of child-focused services, the organisation has been awarded a Waitemata region Kahu Taurima: Maternity and Early Years work programme. This is a priority programme of work within Te Pae Tata - the interim New Zealand Health Plan and is similar to “Well Child” however The Fono will incorporate the distinctive Pacific characteristics that it delivers so well.
Kahu Taurima is a multifaceted programme featuring specific additional services as well as using a wide range of existing elements of the FonoCare – Integrated Model of Care. “Our approach is so well suited to delivering what is needed in maternity and early years (pre-conception to 2000 days of age)” says Tevita Funaki, CEO of The Fono Group. “Through easy access to quality healthcare right through we will ensure that each Pacific mother and child has a personalised wellbeing plan founded on cultural capital to provide a sense of identity, connection and empowerment”.
The Fono programme will employ the following additional staff specifically on the programme (in addition to current resources):
- Registered Nurse
- General Practitioner
- Midwife / Lead Maternity Carer
- Health Care Assistant.
- Registered Social Worker
What you will need for this Health Care Assistant position is:
- Have a sound understanding and appreciation of Pacific cultures and protocols
- Have a NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or suitable alternative experience)
- Evidence of recent effective, competent practice
- Experience working within a community health and education role
- Full NZ drivers' licence
- Keen to be part of making a difference for Pacific people
There are also other Kahu Taurima roles available – so check these out too.
A message from The Fono's CEO - Tevita Funaki
Because you're thinking about a career with The Fono Trust let me tell you why that could be a great idea. When you become part of The Fono family you are sharing over 30 years of heritage as the Pacific organisation proven to have the power to generate substantial improvements for Pacific peoples in health and wellbeing right across Auckland.
As an employee you become an important part of FonoCare – our unique Integrated Model of Care. It is The Fono's lifeforce and guides us all in our commitment to equity in outcomes. What our Integrated Model of Care can achieve inspires us every day when we connect with the communities and families
we serve. Seeing how The Fono has grown through innovative thinking that doesn't accept it can't be done - It can, and we've proved it time and time again. Taking personal inspiration from the past and what our people at The Fono are achieving every day through our services.
FonoCare - The Fono Integrated model of Care is an expanding range of high-quality primary health, mental health, dental services, public health, health support, whanau ora, social services -- including the Feleoko family support/food bank to Pasifika and all who need our care. The Fono also has the Oceania Career Academy as a service providing, as a NZQA Category One tertiary institution, highly successful training and transitions to employment.
We lead the way in developing partnerships with the community and other providers. The term "fono" in our name is particularly suitable for our identity as its meaning reflects meetings between people. And that's what we offer the people we serve and the people who join The Fono family as employees or contractors. 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 eight locations and through outreach services. For more on The Fono see www.thefono.org
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