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Transcript: Meet InLife assistant Nyaksi

NYAKSI: I'm studying Bachelor of Nursing. I'm just nearly finished, going into my last semester this year.

I like to meet people. I like to work with people. My motivation is from helping people, so. And just making a difference in people's lives. You know, I've worked in aged care for a number of years. Long before that, I did customer service, did the 9 - 5 jobs, and I just felt like there was just no life beyond working. So I just needed that balance at this stage of my life where I'm a student.

I switched from the aged care industry to the disability because I just wanted a change in demographic, especially in age-wise and just trying to different things because you can go out in the community and me studying towards finishing my nursing. Like, when I start working as a nurse, I also have different kind of pressures. You don't get to choose what age your patients might be. So just that mix of different age groups is it's a big one for me.

People think in disability it’s more of personal care, stuff like that. Like no, you've got community access, you can do cooking, you can do activities with your clients, you can go out. So it's just diverse.

What actually attracted me to InLife is the flexibility, and hours coming from aged care. It's not the traditional 7 o'clock start for morning shifts or the 3 o'clock starts for afternoon shift. You could have like in between hours during the day. So work around, you know, other things around your life and stuff like that. And it's very rewarding.

Like, InLife are very supportive as well. You know, like if you're not sure of doing something or you don't have the confidence, it just doesn't end there. So, I just like the support that I get generally from the management, the staff and even the clients themself. Everyone is very understanding that I've worked with so far.

You get tailored to particular clients and you get to work with them all the time, so it gives you the chance to know your clients. It's more than what meets the eye or what you hear out there. Because if it's someone that maybe has a physical disability or intellectual disability, it doesn't mean that they're not capable, so you've got to know who your client is.

One of the best things about disability support is that you get to have fun. Unlike aged care or other industry, where it's more of task-oriented. And like, you've got to give your all. It's not just one of those roles or jobs that you're just doing it for the sake of it. You've got to have the passion of the industry and just, like, the genuine desire to help or make a difference in people's lives. You get so much satisfaction from it because you know that at the end of the day, your client is happy and that's the main thing.

Come join us. You won't regret it.