The impacts of COVID-19 have hit Napier Family Centre, and our community, in many ways over the last two years.......
Jill moved from another budget service to Napier Family Centre, first as a short term contractor, and now as a permanent member of our Financial Services team.
“I really enjoy working within our team. We share our knowledge with our clients to empower them. It is great to be able to give people the tools, information and encouragement so they can confidently manage their own finances, which in turn relieves stress and makes a difference in their lives.
Its rewarding. I learn something new everyday from our clients and everyday is different.”
Theresa started as a volunteer and quickly became an integral part of the Financial Capability Services team. The reason Theresa was drawn to this work was her love for giving back to community, and her love of learning and sharing knowledge with people. Theresa runs community education courses, which includes working with the Prison, Probations, Springhill Rehabilitation Centre, and workplaces. Passing on information that makes a difference in someone’s life is what drives Theresa to continue excelling in her role within the team.
The Financial Capability Team chose Benita!
Benita offered her skills for free as a part time volunteer in Napier Family Centre’s Family Services team. After one and a half years of volunteering, an opportunity for a part time paid role was offered by the Financial Capacility Team, along with training as maths was not a strength of Benita’s in her school days.
“I thoroughly enjoy working with community which is the highlight of my role. With great encouragement, and the caring support that I have received from both Napier Family Centre CEO, Kerry Henderson, and my Manager, Debbie Mackintosh, and our Financial Capability team, it has been both challenging and extremely rewarding as I couldn’t have coped without their support to get me to where I stand today as a Financial Mentor.”