In Conversation with: Melrose Home Team (Children & Youth Wings)
Children’s Aid Society values our team of staff, who are committed to serving our residents, clients and community.
We got to hear from our some of our dedicated staff, who shared their thoughts on being a part of the CAS team and journeying with our beneficiaries. Thank you for the hard work and contribution!
‘Working with children has always been a passion of mine for many years. Melrose Home has provided me the means to pursue that passion and much more. Every day is memorable to me and there is never a dull day. It is what I love most about my job. Being with the residents, nurturing them and watching how our actions and interactions with them help them grow as person.
I think it is truly an amazing thing that the life lessons we taught them, either consciously or subconsciously, through our daily interactions will be remembered by them for the rest of their lives. It motivates me to be a better person, to continue improving myself for them so that I can be an even better role model for the residents. So as caregivers, we learn and gain a lot as from these experiences we share with the residents as well.’
– Samuel, Senior Guidance Officer
‘Work in Melrose Home is challenging yet meaningful. As dynamics among residents can totally change within seconds, we need to be mentally prepared to face different challenges every day. Nevertheless, there will always be heart-warming moments. For example, when residents show improvement in their attitude and behaviour, or write a thank you note for staff. All the small victories become my motivation to further contribute to Melrose Home.
One of my memorable moments was during a night cycling activity, where we cycled from East Coast Park to Changi Beach Park. All the staff and residents who participated never gave up despite the long distance. We persisted and completed it together. It was an incredible bonding experience and also helped our teen girls gain greater self-confidence and perseverance.’
– Ee Cing, Senior Guidance Officer
Photos: Children Wing Team, Youth Wing Team