Since the introduction of consumer choice in home care as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Community Care TASMANIA has grown rapidly to accommodate the huge increase in demand.
In fact, client numbers have grown from just 52 in 2011 to over 850 in 2018.
As an award-winning, local, not-for-profit home care service this level of growth hasn’t come as a complete surprise said Community Care TASMANIA’s Disability Services Team Leader Ben Greaves.
“Tasmanians are looking for a service provider that knows our community and can deliver reliable and flexible individualised care,” Mr Greaves said.
“This is exactly what we always aim to provide,” he said.
To cope with this explosion in demand Community Care TASMANIA have more than doubled the number of qualified disability care workers they employ.
Additionally, they have organised a disability care careers information night in Launceston on 19 February.
“All qualified and committed disability support workers are welcome to attend. Please register beforehand but you are welcome to just turn up on the night,” Mr Greaves said.
“Many of our existing staff have been with us a very long time,” he said.
“Our staff surveys and informal feedback from them tells us that Community Care TASMANIA is a great place to work.
“We also pride ourselves on providing the best in working conditions, training and career development”.
As northern support worker Mary-Anne said; “I love working here. It is so nice to have a job I really enjoy and to work for an organisation that cares about their workers as well as their clients”.
Tammy from Hobart is just as positive: “this is my dream job, I can’t wait to get out of bed and start the day as I have the best clients in the world,” she said.
Mr Greaves stressed that Community Care TASMANIA is only looking to employ the best.
“We have all worked very hard to build a reputation for delivering quality care to our community. And to maintain that we need the best staff,” he said.
Throughout the evening those interested can find out about employment conditions, career support programs, clients and the award-winning care offered by Community Care TASMANIA. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
“Light refreshments will be served so you can relax and focus on thinking about your future and not your dinner,” Mr Greaves said.
The disability care careers information night will be held 19 February at 8 Broadland Drive Launceston starting at 6:30pm.
To register for the evening email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ben on 6334 0990.