Finding meaning in serving others
A passion for community service inspired Anusha Khadka to undertake a 200-hour degree placement with Holy Spirit Revesby...and never look back!
The former assistant nurse (AIN) was motivated to apply for a lifestyle coordinator position at St Bede’s Home Hurstville after enjoying day trips with Holy Spirit's residents and lifestyle coordinator.
“I went on bus trips with the residents, and we had a really good time,” said Anusha.
Embracing a new career
Deep connections with residents made the decision to leave Holy Spirit difficult but the transition was made easier by the support of resident lifestyle coordinator, Louise, who helped with the transfer.
“I saw the job [lifestyle coordinator at St Bede’s] on LinkedIn first, and I asked Louise if she could refer me, and that’s what she did,” she said. She also gave me the regional manager’s number, so I called. And that’s how I got the job.”
After almost three months of being with St Bede’s, Anusha is enjoying the new well-being role by planning exciting activities for the residents, such as a trip to the gardening section of Bunnings.
“I learned that the residents are very keen to garden and that we needed more resources.”
Anusha is currently working out the logistics of such a trip, leaving the garden-loving residents raring to go.
Advice to others wishing to work in aged care
“I would say to those considering a career in care, strive to make a difference through meaningful interactions, and leave a lasting impact," said Anusha.
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