A Spotlight on our Carer, Maggie - Afea Care Services
September 28th 2022

Meet Maggie! Maggie used to work in retail but lost her job when the pandemic hit Sydney and businesses had to close. A friend recommended Afea, and now Maggie, mother of an eight-year-old boy, is not looking back.

“Before I worked as a carer,” she shares, “I didn’t realise I can be this good in this line of work.”

She holds a Certificate III in Individual Support and finds her job meaningful. The flexible hours also work well for her as a mother. “During weekdays, my son goes to school and he knows he can call me anytime if there’s a problem,” she says. “I make sure I have free time during the weekend to spend time with my son.”

Keep reading to learn more about Maggie, or watch our video interview below.

Why did you choose to be a carer?       

As a mum, Ethan is my everything. I chose to work as a carer because being a carer gives you a flexible chance to balance out everything and I will never miss any important moments in his life.

Before the pandemic, I used to work in retail. During that time, I realised that life was a struggle for the elderly and people living with disability in my local community. I became a carer to help them.

What is your proudest moment at Afea?

I had a client who is a ten-year-old boy with autism and it was hard for us to get along in the beginning. As a mum, I knew I needed to do something to gain his trust.

I realised he is quite fond of Legos. I picked some of Ethan’s Legos from home and started playing with him.

He gradually opened his heart and started talking to me about it. How wonderful is that?

Something I learned from my work which I want to share with my son is just to open your heart and to be open-minded, to try to treat everybody kindly and with patience.

What do you like most about Afea?

I found that Afea is such a beautiful place to work with, because Afea looks after not only its clients, but they also look after the staff as well.

Join Afea as a Carer

Whether you’re a parent, student, semi-retiree or an experienced support worker looking for flexible hours and meaningful work in a supportive environment, we have a place for you at Afea. Apply as a carer now!

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