Service workers

Enliven’s service ‘superstars’ include food services, laundry, housekeeping, and maintenance.

Service workers play an integral role in keeping our homes running smoothly. They are responsible for ensuring a safe, clean and hygienic environment for residents to happily call their home. Our staff take real pride in this work.

Housekeeping and laundry

Housekeeping and cleaning staff keep the communal areas clean and tidy, ensure furniture is well placed for residents’ enjoyment and comfort, ‘dress’ empty rooms ready for viewing and help residents keep their rooms spic and span. Meanwhile, the laundry staff will take care of washing residents’ clothes, linen and bedding.

Their work is much appreciated by the elders who say there is nothing better than having your washing and cleaning done for you!


Meet Housekeeper Sandy

Food services

Our cooks and kitchen staff contribute to the wellbeing of the residents through the delivery of nutritious and well-balanced meals and snacks that are enjoyed daily.

Our food services teams take pride in presenting visually appealing and super tasty meals that meet each resident’s specific dietary requirements and presences.


Meet Chef Susie

Maintenance teams

Our maintenance teams include gardeners, drivers and maintenance people. Together they are responsible for looking after our grounds and buildings. They provide a friendly, safe and homely environment which is appreciated by residents, staff and visitors.


Enliven career development

Enliven’s service workers enjoy the opportunity and support to gain nationally recognised qualifications, plus additional training for career advancement into positions of responsibility.

Training opportunities include:

  • Certificate in Catering Services (NZQA Level 3 & 4)
  • NZ Certificate in Cleaning Services (NZQA Level 2 & 3)
  • Certificate in Laundry Services (NZQA Level 2 & 3)
  • In-house training covering topics including safe food handling, nutrition and hydration, health and safety, infection control, cleaning product use, the ageing process, the Treaty of Waitangi and Maori health, and lots more!