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#lifeatPERTAPIS | Nazmi Nasir

Meet Nazmi, a Senior Social Work Aide at Pertapis Halfway House (PHH). Nazmi started out as a Welfare Officer with us and has since moved on to his current position. He shares with us his journey while working at PHH and why it has been a fulfilling experience for him so far!

Q & A with Nazmi Nasir

What is your role and how did you find your way to your current role at Pertapis Halfway House (PHH)?

I started out as a Welfare Officer for a few months when I first joined Pertapis in 2019. Subsequently, I was given the opportunity to be a Case Worker and decided to embrace the challenge to get myself more involved in the rehabilitation process of our residents.

My current role is to support the residents in finding their foothold and bring about a change while sustaining the minimum standard of living for them. In addition, securing adequate assistance in their rehabilitation journey. This includes skill upgrading courses, employment opportunities and more.

How would you describe your journey in the Social Service sector?

My journey in the Social Service sector has been amazing and fulfilling! I’ve met countless individuals who has shared their experiences that I value. This journey has taught me to take the small victories and to assist individuals to make small, positive changes in their lives.

What is a typical workday like for you?

My workday starts with the daily staff briefing, followed by group work with the residents. Around noon, I would start with the administrative matters of the job and meet with the residents to address any concerns.

In the evening, I would spend my time with the residents indulging with activities such as exercising and playing futsal to destress and also bond with them in a healthier way.

What is the most fulfilling part of your job?

The most fulfilling part of the job is seeing our clients finishing the programme and having attained life skills that are beneficial for them in their rehabilitative journey. Our clients arrived as strangers but left Pertapis as a valued family member who left lasting impressions in my life.