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Social and Community Services
A Career as a Community Health Worker (JTJS52010)
Alex from John Paul College in Rotorua enjoys working in the community and learning about nutrition so the career of a community health worker is something she is particularly interested in checking out. She joins Iwi Te Whau who explains the community health worker is the link between the community and the public health service. The role incorporates looking at ways to help reduce major health problems such as smoking, being overweight and the spread of diseases such as H1N1. Education is another key part of the job and Alex and Iwi head off to a kohanga reo to teach the children a fun song while learning a good hand washing technique. It's not just young children Iwi works with and Alex joins him at a smoke free meeting where they are brainstorming ideas to get this important message across to young people. Good nutrition is another area of advice and support a community health worker is involved with and Iwi explains educating people to make healthy choices and cook nutritional food is all part of supporting the community towards wellness. For Alex, the insight into Iwi's role has been a great experience and she proved she has the enthusiasm and skills that could see her succeed as a community health worker in the future. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Community Healthcare (JTJS52010)
Angelica wants to investigate her options for a medical career outside of the hospital environment so she's meeting a midwife and a dietician to find out what these careers involve. Angelica discovers being a midwife is a wonderful career for someone who loves working with people and caring for a woman before, during and after birth. She joins midwife Carly at a pre-natal check then heads to the home of a new mother for a post-natal check. Next she meets Rachel, a dietician who works with people wanting to put weight on or who have special dietary needs. Angelica joins Rachel on a home visit to a patient who due to cancer is now unable to eat normally but instead has a feeding bag. Rachel has been working with the patient to try and get his weight stable after significant weight loss following his illness. Rachel explains to Angelica that working in this field is very rewarding with the benefits of the treatments she's implementing very visible. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career in Community Care and Support (JTJS32008)
Michelle is like many people and really wants to get involved in a career where she's helping others. The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the elderly can be extremely rewarding, as she discovers at a visit to a Whangarei rest home. She finds out there are many different requirements throughout the day and the role could include anything from helping a resident dress for the day to joining in with arts and crafts or getting out in the garden. Michelle also learns about some of the more specialised care aspects needed for some of the residents. Find out more about a career in community care at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
A Career as a Dept of Corrections Nurse
Farisha is a third year nursing student and wants to learn more about a career in nursing with the Corrections Department. At the Springhill men's prison she meets Kirstin, a nurse working within the prison who explains what the role involves. Essentially she tells Farisha it is the same as nursing in the community as the full range of heath care services are provided. However those arriving at the prison often haven't taken good care of their health so can often be unwell when they arrive. "You need to be tolerant, patient, kind, and leave your prejudice at the door," says Kirstin. Next up they visit the women's prison in Wiri and meet a patient who believes she may be pregnant. Tests are carried out and the pregnancy is confirmed. Kirstin reassures the woman she will be well cared for during her pregnancy and that there is a mother/baby unit at the prison so she won't be separated from her newborn. Farisha is impressed with what she has seen in both environments and with her strong desire to help others, she believes working as a nurse within the Corrections Department will be a good career role for her in the future. Find out more about this, and a huge variety of other careers, at http://www.justthejob.co.nz Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Corrections Officer Careers
Hirini is slightly nervous as he arrives at the Spring Hill Corrections Facility to meet corrections officer Hine. It is definitely an intimidating experience to enter a prison but once inside, he relaxes and starts to learn from Hine what her job is all about. Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
Corrections Inmate Employment Instructor Careers
Jeanette is a horticulture instructor at the Spring Hill Corrections Facility and one of the many instructors who teach inmates a variety of skills that will help them gain employment on their release. All the skills taught within the prison are in demand in the community. Nick meets Jeanette and learns the horticulture course is a mix of practical and theory. For many of the inmates, it's the first time they have applied themselves to any type of training course. Click the subscribe button to be notified when we have new videos on line. Good Job Hunting!
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