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Current Team Members

Our people are our biggest asset and are essential to the care and happiness of our residents, our community, and our success.
Current Team Members

Our people are our biggest asset and are essential to the care and happiness of our residents, our community, and our success

They help us create fulfilling living experiences for our elderly community and every day their love, respect, and care for our residents, their families and each other shines through.

Our close-knit team work to a high standard. We make every day count, knowing, yet not expecting that what we put in, we will get back.

Some insights from our team:

  • We provide person centered care as everyone has different needs. We do this by listening, offering support and understanding.
  • There is lots of fun and laughter amongst staff and residents – this makes for a happy vibe and happy residents.
  • Staff are supported with career aspirations.
  • We appreciate a diverse and valued environment.
  • Choice – everyone is given options equally and fairly.

View our Careers page for career opportunities and current vacancies.

If there isn’t an immediate vacancy that appeals to you, complete an Expression of Interest form and register with us so we can notify you when future roles become available.

Ramish Sahrawat - Clinical Manager.

Ramesh arrived in New Zealand from Delhi 17 years ago, to study for a Master of Health Science at the University of Canterbury.

“I absolutely loved the place and soon called Christchurch home. I went on to do my Bachelor of Nursing from Otago. My twin boys are now studying at Otago.”

Ramesh and his family moved to Hawkes Bay from Lower Hutt, where he held the position as clinical nurse educator at Hutt Hospital for the past 5 years. Prior to that, he was a clinical manager in Wellington and Whitby.

“My values align with the Napier District Masonic Trusts philosophy. I am passionate about delivering quality and standardised care to the older adults. I believe that the Masonic has great leadership, management, and clinical teams dedicated to delivering optimal care to our residents at Masonic Taradale and Elmwood.”

Tali Moore - Health Care Assistant

When Tali finished High School, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do careerwise.

“I had no aspirations, dreams or long-term goals” said Tali. “Until I found out about the Health Cadetship that is run by Te Whatu Ora at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital. They placed me as a cadet for 2 months at the Napier District Masonic Trust. It was never my interest to be a Health Care Assistant and look after “elderly people” but eventually the job began to grow on me.  Being young, I was nervous and anxious about what these adults were going to think of me.”

Fast forward to now and Tali is a permanent full-time Health Care Assistant in Continuing Care.  She has created long-lasting friendships with staff, residents, and even family members of the residents.

“An HCA has the closest contact to the residents. Yes, the work is tiring and the early mornings are hard, but the rewarding feeling at the end of each shift outweighs all of that. I always felt my dream to become a nurse was ‘too hard to achieve’ but by working as an HCA I now have one foot in the door. My dream of becoming a Registered Nurse has turned into a goal that I am currently striving towards.”

Biju Thomas - Catering Development Manager

Biju brings a new and flavorsome perspective to the Masonic Trust kitchens.

He was born and raised in Kerala, India where his mum inspired his love of cooking as a young teenager and his goal to one day become a chef.

“One of the best parts of being a cook are the compliments I receive on my dishes from clients, residents, and friends. These compliments are what keep me going and why I love my job. I am enjoying introducing new flavors and giving my clients a new perspective on the food they eat. If you see me around the kitchen don’t be afraid to say hi and start a conversation. I am always keen to take suggestions from others while building good relationships with my clients.”

Jiby Poulose - Clinical Team Leader

Jiby arrived in New Zealand with her family from India, six years ago hoping to study and complete her Bachelor of Nursing.  She is now the clinical team leader at Taradale Masonic Rest Home & Continuing Care.

“I began work at the Masonic Trust as a health care assistant, while I was also doing my nursing studies.  It was not easy handling a career, studies, my work, and family at the same time. But by God’s grace, my team helped me, they motivated and guided me throughout. Every day I had the chance to learn new skills.

Now that I am a clinical team leader, I take every opportunity to improve my leadership qualities and try my best to provide quality care for the residents we care for.  It’s my pleasure to work with the Masonic team as you all are wonderful.”

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