Our caregivers are able to rise to the occasion because of the support chain built within our organisation. Managing Director Jonathan Harris is personally involved in daily operations, and sees his role in the company as being a support capacity, through which he supports tlc4u2’s Service Coordinators, while they in turn support individual Support Workers, who then have the full wraparound support they need to adequately support tlc4u2’s valued kiritaki/clients. Caregivers are provided with personalised training for each individual client and we always make sure our clients and support workers are a good fit for one another, happily making changes when a pairing isn’t working out.
“I have been employed with tlc4u2 as a support worker for 4 years. In 2020 I gained my New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 2. At present, I am proud to be studying for my Level 3 Certificate also in Health and Wellbeing.
Caring for and supporting clients in their own home requires understanding for their individual needs. As a support worker I like my clients to feel cared for and nurtured.
Outside of my job I am a mother of 4, with 5 grandchildren, 2 of which were born very prematurely at 27 weeks, yes twins -so I dedicate a lot of my time to helping and supporting my whānau.”
I have been working for tlc4u2 coming up to 1 year now. As a nursing student, working for tlc4u2, meeting clients of all different walks of life has been eye-opening. Working with clients with all different abilities and disabilities has helped me to gain a better understanding of people’s circumstances and their conditions. I know that I will use the valuable skills and knowledge gained from working for tlc4u2 throughout my nursing career and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn them