Brooke Searles and Julieann Dickson have both started their careers in aged care with the tight knit At Home Support Services team servicing the Rockhampton, Gladstone and Yeppoon region of Queensland.
The pair have been working with the team since June and have taken a real shine to the industry and are keen to pursue their interest in health, wellness and improving the lives of others.
Brooke has a true passion and commitment to healthcare completing a Certificate III in aged care through a school based traineeship plus additional first aid, CPR, manual handling and mental health training.
“I really enjoy helping others and aged care is a great industry to work in as I want to pursue a career in nursing. I am learning how to care for my clients with different behaviours and learn their individual preferences,” Brooke said.
“The team has been very supportive and helpful while the clients are lovely. I have already received good feedback from them and it’s very rewarding to hear.
“Aged care is an extremely rewarding career to practice; you learn more every day while making a difference to people’s lives. If you’re a caring person who enjoys having responsibility, then aged care is a great occupation to follow.”
Julieann has an enthusiasm for making a difference in people’s lives, especially the elderly members of the community and after completing a Certificate III in Individual Support she began hr career with the team.
“I enjoy interacting with my clients, it’s very special when you get to have one on one time with someone and you can get to know them better. I really enjoy chatting with them and making them smile,” Julieann said.
“The team I work with is amazing I wouldn’t pick any other group of people to work with. They are reliable, supportive and easy to get along with.
“If you have a caring personality then I would definitely recommend you give aged care a go. I enjoy helping people which is why I always give 100% and they appreciate it which makes it all worthwhile.”
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