Meet the team – Trusha Vasdevani

Every month we shine the spotlight on one of our staff members.

This month the spotlight is on Trusha Vasdevani. Trusha is a Registered Nurse and House Team Leader. Trusha has been working for Breakaway for almost three years, she started as a support worker, followed by the Registered Nurse and House Leader position.

We have asked Trusha a few questions to get to know her a bit better

What is your favourite part about working for Breakaway?

My favourite part about this Organisation is that I get to learn new things each day. I get the opportunity to improve myself with the feedback that I receive from the staff and clients, which helps me build my confidence and results in a better outcome. It certainly makes me satisfied to know we make a difference in people’s lives. Additionally, including my nursing experience in my new role has made a huge impact in providing quality care.

Any random facts you could share with us?

I would like to share a short story today which provides the rationale behind my intent to work in this industry. As I am an immigrant, I was 17 years old when I arrived in Australia. I was a very introverted person who considered herself to be easily vulnerable. I was staying with an Indian family in Perth (WA), they had a two-year-old boy who was born with cerebral palsy. I had never seen such an adorable little child before, and I got very attached to him, and I loved being around him always. So, when I moved to Toowoomba due to my sister residing here, I realised that I was missing something every day. It gave me a thought to work in this sector and assist people in need. Breakaway was my very first job in the disability sector.  

Do you prefer sweet or savoury food?

I prefer savoury and spicy food.

What advice would you have for prospective Breakaway candidates?

I would like to say that it is extremely important to work with compassion, honesty, and adaptability in the entire healthcare sector. Consequently, if we all follow our duties/responsibilities with dedication and care, then the clients/patients would feel valued and respected. 

If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, what would they be?

I would like to have Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail on my phone.

What did you do before you joined the Breakaway team?

I used to work in the customer service and hospitality sectors.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

Since childhood, I have been saying to my parents that I would become independent, self-sufficient and get them tickets to travel across the globe. Therefore, that would be my first choice to get tickets to a world tour for my parents.