JOB: Community Health Support Worker, Westfono Health Trust
QUALIFICATION: National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) - now the National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support.
"I love seeing the smile in a consumer’s face. It’s very rewarding to work with them to help them fulfil their goals. One of our consumers has managed to move into employment, another one has enrolled in a flight attendant’s course, and one of our more isolated consumers has started to take part in group activities. I’m very proud of helping them achieve that.
My Unitec qualification has been very relevant to my current career, and it’s good to be qualified now. I enjoyed the whole programme. I liked sharing with the other students, helping each other and having fun. unitec also provides one-on-one support and help for assignments. Next, I’m hoping to do a diploma or maybe a family counselling course.”