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MATUA

 

Are you well versed in Pacific cultural best practice? Can you speak a Pasifika language fluently? Are you experienced and knowledgeable in providing wellbeing support for Pasifika people?

COUNSELLOR

 

You will be contributing towards outcomes whereby individuals and families have improved understanding and skills to solve problems, face challenges and make a more positive contribution to society.

PASIFIKA WELLBEING PRACTITIONER

Are you a registered mental health and addictions clinician? Are you passionate about working with Pasifika people? Can you speak a Pasifika language?

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"I love working at Fonua Ola, here I can really make a difference"

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"Coming to work everyday is a joy, we have amazing staff who are dedicated, passionate and professional"

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"Fonua has amazing career growth opportunities which teaches staff to let them lead the way"

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Counsellor

Pacific Families and Children

Fonua Ola's vision is for “Thriving Pasifika Families” and our primary objective is to build a strong, robust, well positioned and resourced Pacific Organisation that provides quality and leading Social Services to support vulnerable Pacific children, young people and their families.

We are now looking for a Counsellor to join our team. In carrying out the responsibilities and accountabilities for the Counsellor role, you will be contributing towards outcomes whereby individuals and families have improved understanding and skills to solve problems, face challenges and make a more positive contribution to society.

The Counsellor's main function is to achieve the following objectives:

Short term:

Children who have been physically, emotionally or behaviourally affected by abuse or neglect are able to heal and develop well through counselling.

Families experiencing relationship problems or problems with child care or control receiving counselling.

Through counselling, young offenders are able to get back on a path toward a satisfying and productive adult life by attending school or work, avoiding substance abuse and meeting normal community standards for acceptable behaviour.

  • Services for Iwi Maori are delivered in partnership with Iwi authorities where it is their wish to do so.

Medium term

Families that have received assistance from Fonua Ola continue to meet their care and control obligations without need for further intervention.

Young offenders do not re-offend, and in particular, do not develop toward adult offending behaviour.

Children continue to feel safe and to progress toward a satisfying and productive adult life.

Permanency outcomes are achieved for all individuals and families in the care of the Fonua Ola Network. 

Long Term

The social, health and education outcomes for individuals and their families are improved through counselling.

As a result, the client has an improved sense of wellbeing including increased self-esteem and is better able to face day to day challenges in life, they may feel stronger, more connected to, and supported by their communities.

If this sounds like you we'd like to meet you. Apply today!

Closing Date

5pm Friday 25 February 2022

Apply online and send us your Cover letter and CV.

For further details please contact:

Ailaoa Aoina

Mobile: 027 226 1594

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Matua

Pasifika Primary Mental Health and Addictions Service

 

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Fakatalofa atu, Taloha ni, Bula vinaka. Are you well versed in Pacific cultural best practice? Can you speak a Pasifika language fluently? Are you experienced and knowledgeable in providing wellbeing support for Pasifika people?

We want to offer you an opportunity to join our growing team of expert wellbeing practitioners who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the Pasifika community.

You must be able to work in a holistic wraparound service environment and be committed to continuous service delivery and improvement.

We are looking for Matua who can provide cultural leadership and support to the organisation and to the people who use our service.

The Matua's main purpose is to:

  • Implement the vision and mission of the Trust

  • Deliver and affirm Pasifika cultural best practice in the delivery of quality services to our Pasifika community.

  • Provide organizational leadership and support  reflecting the integrity, mana and cultural safety of all Pasifika clients, family, caregivers and staff.

  • Build and maintain functional relationships with government agencies, Pasifika groups, organizations and community.

  • Promote educational learning and training to enhance cultural competencies and knowledge.

Successful candidates need to:

  • Have in-depth cultural knowledge in Pacific language, customs and spirituality.

  • Be confident in speaking in a traditional Pacific language in public forums providing Pasifika welcomes, lotu, support and talanoa.

  • Have Matua, Matai or Chief Leadership status in the Pasifika community.

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply Pacific and health models and concepts in assessment and case management working with clients to address distress and build resilience.

  • preferably have a formal qualification in Health or Mental Health or addictions or community development.

  • Matua will be supported in their roles, be provided with a mobile phone and laptop, have annual practicing certificate fees paid on their behalf (where appropriate) and be offered ongoing professional development.

If this sounds like you we'd like to meet you. Apply today!

Closing Date

5pm Friday 25 February 2021

Apply online and send us your Cover letter and CV.

The position is fixed term to 30 June 2023.

For further details please contact:

Ailaoa Aoina

Mobile: 027 226 1594

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Pasifika Wellbeing Practitioner

Primary Mental Health and Addictions Service

Are you a registered mental health and addictions clinician? Are you passionate about working with Pasifika people? Can you speak a Pasifika language?

Fonua Ola is expanding her services and the new role of Pasifika Wellbeing Practitioner is to provide assessment and intervention for primary mental health and addictions to address distress and build resilience for Pasifika peoples. You will be part of a brand new multi-disciplinary team of Pasifika Wellbeing Practitioners in the Hala Ora, Pasifika Wellbeing Service (Primary Mental Health and Addictions). The role will also include managing a caseload of individuals, couples, families and also group work.

You must be able to work in a holistic service environment and be committed to continuous service delivery and improvement.

We are looking for a motivated and flexible Clinical Team member for our Hala Ora Pasifika Wellbeing Service team (Primary Mental Health and Addictions team) and are willing to consider both full-time and part-time applicants. 

Successful candidates will:

  • Be NZ registered health professionals in Mental Health and or Addictions with current annual practicing certificates.

  • Ideally have relevant post graduate study.

  • Have training in talking therapies e.g. CBT, MI, ACT, DBT, BSFT.

  • Be able to use Pasifika frameworks, narratives and tools to improve wellbeing and connection to identity.

  • Have experience participating in service development initiatives.

  • Be experienced in running therapeutic groups.

You will be supported in your role with a mobile phone and laptop, have your annual practicing certificate fees paid and be offered ongoing professional development.

If this sounds like you we'd like to meet you. Apply today! 

Closing Date

5pm Friday 4 March 2022

Apply online and send us your Cover letter and CV.

For further details please contact:

Ailaoa Aoina

Mobile: 027 226 1594

VISION:
Thriving Pasifika Families

MISSION:
Fonua Ola supports Pasifika families to be safe and well for a better future