Auckland based provider Pacific Homecare’s Employee of the Month is Support Worker Anaseini Fua. Born and raised in Tonga, Pacific Homecare says Anaseini has consistently provided quality service to each client she looks after, with a respectful mannerism that helps her relate to clients and their family members. Pacific Homecare shares a quick Q & A with her here.
Tell us a little bit about your background:
I was born and raised in a small village called Fahefa in Tonga, before moving to New Zealand in 1995. I’m a single mother of two children, Christine who’s 17, and Clive the youngest at 10. I love my Bible and sharing the word of God, encouraging those around me to have a relationship with Jesus.
What sorts of things do you do in your job?
I am a Support Worker so I work in the community assisting my elderly clients with everyday needs. I also relieve for other Support Workers if I am needed.
Tell us about a normal day in your job?
I have two clients, a married couple, who I provide care for every day for about 6.5 hours. I start in the morning by preparing their breakfast and lunch before assisting them with personal care and showers. I encourage my clients to do exercise and complete house hold tasks such as, laundry, vacuuming and cleaning the bathroom.
What training have you completed at Pacific Homecare?
I have completed Level 2, and am currently completing Level 3 and dementia training. I have also done First Aid training.
What do you like most about working at Pacific Homecare?
The company is family-oriented and communication between employees is open. We have a great CEO and manager, who are approachable and easy to talk to.
Who inspires you?
It was once Oprah, until I found a new faith in Jesus. It has been the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.
At the end of your working day, what do you like to do?
Go home and spend quality time with my children, helping them with homework, preparing dinner and reading my bible before going to bed.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS
Favourite type of music?
Lu sipi (Tongan dish), fish and carrot cake
What languages do you speak?
Tongan and English
What are your hobbies?
I like going out on sunny days to the beach with my children. I also enjoy reading my “Word for Today” and watching sermons on YouTube and watching the hope channel, Shine TV, and First Light.
What’s your favourite childhood memory?
Helping my dad with our family plantation and going fishing.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A nurse – unfortunately it didn’t turn out that way.
If you weren’t doing this job what would you be doing?
I would be a missionary.
Find out more
Pacific Homecare is a Charitable Trust organisation providing home-based healthcare throughout the Auckland region to the disabled and the elderly community who wish to stay living at home, but who need assistance. With over 20 years of experience serving the community, they strive to serve all clients with love, care and professionalism.