Pacific Training Facilitator

We're looking for a Pacific Training Facilitator to join our team.

  • Are you passionate about training and improving Pacific health?
  • Do you speak Samoan or Tongan fluently?
  • Ellerslie based, fixed term full-time (40 hours/week)

The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s heart health charity. Our vision is hearts fit for life. Prevention, education, quality care and research underpin the work we do.

About the team

Pacific Heartbeat (PHB) is a community health promotion initiative of the Heart Foundation set up in 1991. Pacific people experience high morbidity and mortality rates of heart disease compared to non-Pacific New Zealanders.

The PHB team aims to make a difference to Pacific people’s ‘heart health’ by encouraging and supporting individuals, community groups and the workforce to make positive lifestyle changes by offering a range of services nationally. As the only health provider in the nutrition/food area with a strong and proven Pacific cultural competence, the PHB team have a diverse and collective cultural knowledge which places them in a powerful position to have a genuine impact to Pacific communities.

About your responsibilities

As a skilled trainer/facilitator you will support the achievement of the PHB team’s three core goals, ‘shifting mind-set’, ‘trusted go-to Pacific resource’ and ‘delivering quality and measurable impact’. While you do not have to have a background in nutrition, you will need to be passionate about health and be a confident Samoan or Tongan language speaker who can facilitate training, mentor and support in workshops. You’ll ensure skills and knowledge are imparted to workers within and external to the health sector and leaders of Pacific communities. Your key areas of focus, will also include:

  • Nutrition training for Pacific and non-Pacific health workers across the seven DHBs with a high Pacific population
  • Delivery of our health promotion messages across a variety of stakeholders and channels; social media, Pacific media and community engagements.
  • Contributing to the on-going evaluation and improvement of all PHB training programmes and initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with the wider PHB and Heart Foundation teams
  • Contribute to Ministry of Health reports

Your skills and attributes

It is advantageous to have previously worked in a health promotion, health navigator, educator or sports focussed position. You will have:

  • Outstanding facilitation skills
  • Samoan or Tongan language skills (both spoken and written)
  • Knowledge of the diverse Pacific ethnicities in NZ and their health needs
  • Personal commitment to living a healthy lifestyle, including a passion for healthy food
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to manage multiple tasks and projects/programmes
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy
  • Valid and clean full drivers licence

View the job description (PDF).

Note that we will only consider NZ Residents/holders of a valid Work Visa for this role.

Applications close: 5pm Monday 9th September, 2019.

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