“From a young age I always had a sense of compassion towards the elderly. I was always drawn towards helping and supporting them in any possible way I could.
Working at Pacific Homecare helps me follow my passion in many ways. Even though I had the option to work elsewhere, I would still prefer Pacific Homecare because of the way they treat their employees”
After only a year of working with us, Support Worker Gurdeep Kaur gives us a snippet of what makes her so committed to her work out on the field day in and day out.
Tell us a little bit about your background?
I was born and raised in Chandigarh, India where I completed high school studies.
I came to New Zealand with my daughter and son in 2011 for the betterment of their future.
From a young age I always had a sense of compassion towards the elderly. I was always drawn towards helping and supporting them in any possible way I could. Working at Pacific Homecare helps me follow my passion in many ways. Even though I had the option to work elsewhere, I would still prefer Pacific Homecare because of the way they treat their employees.
What sorts of things do you do in your job?
My job includes all sorts of tasks from household work, bathing the customer and kitchen work
Tell us about your customers / a normal day in your job?
My customers are extremely cooporative. I share good working relationship with them. A normal day in my job consists of visiting each customer’s home and doing the work written in my roster which includes a combination of activities from showering, exercising and household work.
What training have you completed at Pacific Homecare?
I have been to most of the training provided by Pacific Homecare
What do you like most about working at Pacific Homecare?
The best thing about working at Pacific Homecare is the ability to meet unique people every day and make long-term relationships with my customers. I get to learn something new every single day.
Who inspires you?
My family members inspire me to do well. To pursue my dreams and aspirations
At the end of your working day, what do you like to do?
I like to spend some time with my children. Ask them about their day at school and spend some quality time with them.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS
Favourite type of music?
Italian food e.g. Pizza, Pasta
What are you into right now?
Currently, I am making my own garden for my hone grown vegetables.
What languages do you speak?
Hindi, Punjabi, and English
What are your hobbies?
Listening to music and watching Bollywood movies.
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
Spending time with my siblings in India
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to help and support others. I wanted to become a nurse
If you weren’t doing this job what would you be doing?
I would be working at a factory full time. But I prefer Pacific Homecare as my job over anything.
What makes this staff member deserving of the EOM Award?
“Gurdeep is a willing employee. Always at the ready to go to any customer we send her to with no complaints.
She is extremely reliable and does her work really well” says Field Coordinator Jacinta Sala-Setiu