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Pact’s Greymouth Community Support worker, James Tainui helps support people to lead fulfilling lives in the community. “You see people change and grow and you see their mana enhance. That’s what inspires me, instilling that belief in people,” says James.
Once a successful Tongan rugby player with a career that took him to Japan and France, Isileli (Kai) Tupou is now following his other passion working with people with disabilities.
This amazing Tongan care worker is seizing opportunities to upskill and support her community. Uinita (Nita) Tapaatoutai is a hard worker and an inspiration to others.
Check out the Te Pou website for more information about mental health and addiction support worker roles, with some great profiles of workers employed across the country in this sector. The profiles outline the challenges, rewards and experiences of people who work in this rewarding sector.