Tongan Losa Taufa is known for her reliability. Her Coordinator says she gives 110% of her efforts and she’s always getting great reviews from her clients. Losa is our April Employee of the Month!
Tell us a little bit about your background
Born in Tongatapu and raised in a small village named Veitongo, I come from a family of seven. I have four brothers and am the only girl. I arrived in New Zealand in 2006 and was a stay at home mother to three children. In 2013 I applied for work with Pacific Homecare, and it is safe to say, this was my first actual job since arriving here in NZ.
What sorts of things do you do in your job?
A combination of personal care and household tasks.
Tell us about your clients / a normal day in your job?
I assist with client care and take clients for a walk if they are not bed-ridden.
What training have you completed at Pacific Homecare?
Level 2 National Certificate in Community Support and Pacific Pathways literacy and numeracy training.
What do you like most about working at Pacific Homecare?
The friendly environment I get to work in. My colleagues and clients are respectful.
At the end of your working day, what do you like to do?
Go home and spend time with my children.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS
Favourite type of music?
Tongan love songs
Tongan style umu
What are you into right now?
What languages do you speak?
What are your hobbies?
What’s your favourite childhood memory?
Being active and playing a lot of different sports.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Someone who worked with the community. I didn’t care where. All I knew is that I wanted to help others.
If you weren’t doing this job what would you be doing?
Stay at home mother or maybe studying.