Pvt. Amit Asseinheim is a Social Welfare NCO at the Infantry Corps Professional School from Tel Mond
My job is to help soldiers who have personal problems at home, sociological or economic. The soldiers come to me, tell me the problem, and let me know if there is a need for a home visit or financial aid. In essence, we care for the soldier and his family following the soldier's absence from home during his time on base.
My job is very meaningful and I am treated favorably because of it. I'm doing something important and people know it is hard. My mother was also a Social Welfare NCO, so I have a lot of support at home. I love the conversations with the soldiers, being in touch with the families (after home visits) and when requests are approved. Sometimes I feel like I also received the approval, not just the soldier. I love that they come to me and are open with me.
This is non-stop work. There is a lot of responsibility and therefore a need for work ethic. I deal with people and this is not something that can be neglected. When talking about people, this is something you have to invest in and work from the heart. This is significant and the feeling that you are helping people is the best feeling there is.
The office work and letting soldiers know that a request has not been approved are tough. It's hard for the soldier and hard for me. It is also not easy to hear stories and to see a lifestyle of people that is different from my lifestyle. My mother was a Social Welfare NCO and this is a job that fits me. At first I was supposed to be a Basic Training Instructor, but I much more wanted to be a Social Welfare NCO. I firmly believe that I have the best assignment in the army.
I think it's a role that boys can also do, but perhaps girls have something that allow them to open up more. The solider knows he can count on me, that things will stay between us and there is a feeling that I am there to help him. I always keep a smile on my face and I always show that I am ready to help. I can't disappoint the soldiers.