Where are you from?
Lesotho, Southern Africa
Favourite thing to do to chill out?
Food/Drink you cannot say no to?
Grilled chicken and mango juice
Ideal dinner guest?
Best piece of advice you have been given?
If you never take chances in life, you will never have the life that God has for you.
Tell us something that we might not know about you?
I am a funny person
How long have you been a carer?
What do you like most about your job?
What I love about my job is how I get to care for people and help them with any of their needs. I feel satisfaction and joy that I can help the client out in any way. I do like the social interaction that comes with my job, an example is bonding and chatting with the client, and learning about them. Management is also great. They are understanding at times and helpful and make it easy to work with. Overall, I like helping people and the responsibility that comes with my job.
Anything you don’t like about your job?
I love my job, but a disadvantage is that it can be tiring and hard at time, due to the nature of the job. Sometimes is challenging to work with some of the clients, due to some experiencing some illnesses, associated with old age. Even though we as carers are trained to work, sometimes you can get aches and pains.
Favourite story about being a carer?
I remember a time a client was very appreciative and thankful towards me. This made me feel so happy that the person valued my presence and help, and it made me feel proud being a carer and helping any person that needs help. That was and is a great highlight for me during my time working as a carer, and that joy in the client’s face is what keeps me motivated in my job.
Why does being a carer work for you?
Being a carer works for me as I know I am making a difference in someone’s life, which is very rewarding. I am caring and empathetic person, and so I get to practice this skill/quality doing my job. I love people and interacting with them, and so being a carer, you get to do this. I am also a good listener and communicator, and so this is very important when working in a care sector. One thing I also like about my job is the flexibility. I like how you can choose the hours you can work, and how much you have off in between jobs. You can have a work life balance which is an advantage.
What advice would you give to someone considering this role?
The advice I would give to someone considering the role of care is that is that I would tell them that it is a rewarding and satisfying job, and that they will never get bored. I would tell them though sometimes can be tough and challenging, and this is a factor they must consider, if they want to be a carer. I would say they have a big responsibility in caring for the vulnerable, so they must be always patient and calm when working with clients.
What would you like Santa to bring you for Christmas?
I don’t mind anything that Santa brings to me. I would like a surprise from Santa. Anything he brings, I will be happy with.