Working with refugees and new migrants has many facets and challenges but is enjoyable when one has the passion to help the disadvantaged people
Community Development Officer/Health Promoter (Current Employee) – Hamilton New Zealand – 9 March 2016
My daily work routine would start by checking my electronic calendar about daily appointments and meetings for the day.
I would then have to prepare for those meetings.
Work cars are available for traveling to meetings which are further away from the city, so I make sure I book the car that I will be taking to whichever meeting. However, when there are no meetings, there is always paper work to do i.e. project evaluation reports, etc.
Records of activities for each day is kept for accountability purposes.
There are two managers in this work place. The managers do check the daily activity book to ensure everyone is doing their job. A performance appraisal is conducted once every three months.
My work colleagues
We see ourselves as a team. We support each other when and where necessary. We have team meetings once a month to discuss areas of concern and our work and what support each individuals would require for their project.
A friendly and supportive environment to work in
The organisation is based in the city so obviously car parks are expensive