Kia Ora

My name is Riripeti Hendriksen, also known as Liz.  I started working at Cairnfield House in 2013 as a Health Care Assistant. Prior to this job I worked in hospitality for many years and also worked in the community doing cares for people at home.

After working as a Health Care Assistant for a couple of years, I was given the opportunity to upskill myself and become a Team Leader in my role where I undertook medication and first aid training.   Our Clinical Manager also approached me and asked if I would like to educate myself further with Career Force training to upskill in Health and Wellbeing, which I have completed.

Another opportunity arose when our new hospital wing opened in 2018, where I was allocated the fulltime position as the morning shift Team Leader. Over the past 3 years I worked as a Team Leader and a support person for the Registered Nurses.  I also trained to become the Infection Control Trainer for our facility which is ongoing.

I decided I needed a new challenge working with residents with complex cares and cognitive needs.  An opportunity became available in March 2021 for an Activities Coordinator and I jumped at the chance.  I am thoroughly enjoying my new position and learning new skills daily and really enjoy the interaction with our residents.

I have now decided to work my brain even more and educate myself as a Diversional Therapist.  With the support of our Management team behind me and the encouragement that is given by staff and residents, I will be starting my Career Force training in Diversional Therapy in August 2021.

I look forward to what the future holds for me and sharing my new skills.

Nga Mihi Koutou

Riripeti Hendriksen.

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