Aged care provider Ozcare’s new 154 bed aged care facility, and specialised dementia care units, are a local jobs generator according to Natalie Keen, Program Coordinator for Sarina Russo Global Initiative.
Ms Keen said the new facility, opening in September 2017, will require up to 130 new staff from a facility, clinical care and client services managers right through to Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurses, direct care staff, domestic staff and gardeners.
“Working in aged care is an incredibly rewarding career. If you are a new graduate don’t dismiss aged care as career path. The difference you can make in a person’s life is amazing,” Ms Keen said.
Lanna Ramsay, the Head of Aged Care at Ozcare, said Hervey Bay is a retirement ‘Mecca’ and there is constant and increasing demand for aged care services.
“Ozcare new facility will offer a range of employment opportunities to a region which has grown on the demand generated by tourism and retirement living.
Ms Keen said the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative is a wonderful opportunity for people in the region to get the skills they need to get a job with Ozcare and other industry providers.
“Sarina Russo Global Initiative is working with aged and healthcare training leader, Quest College, to deliver the training.
“Participants will graduate with nationally recognised qualifications - Cert II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, and Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing).
“These qualifications will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to get a job in the ever expanding residential aged care and home and community care sector.
Cert II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways starts on 6 February 2017 followed by Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing) on 27 February 2017.
“Participants will learn in a supportive face to face training environment and relish the experience of working as a team,” Ms Keen said.
For further information, please contact Natalie on 0418 875 748 or by email email@example.com