Many carers can testify to the inspiration and rewarding experiences they get every day from working in such a valuable and much needed community role.
If you’re new to the sector or considering a career change, go to the carecareers website to watch and read some personal stories from people already employed in disability or community care. If you’re not entirely sure the sector is for you, the carecareers website also has a quiz which is a fun and easy way to see if you’re the right person for this kind of work.
Community or Home-based support work is ideal for you if you are:
- an AIN wanting to get out of hospital or residential facilities,
- a former health professional wanting to get back to work,
- wanting a career change where you can contribute positively to the lives of others, or
- simply have a passion for helping others continue to living in the comfort of their own home and community.
Why work for Platinum Healthcare?
It takes someone special to work in Platinum Healthcare’s community care team, but if you’re the right person you’ll get to join a great team in an organisation that cares about you.
Here’s what you’ll experience while working for Platinum Healthcare:
“This has been the most rewarding job I have ever had. Meeting fantastic people with fantastic stories allowed me to communicate with such a wide range of people and I learnt a lot of valuable skills from this position. Clinical skills along with communication skills were learnt by myself and they were constantly challenged by meeting new and different clients. Having the opportunity to work with not only the elderly but disabled clients as well, taught me a lot about disease processes, communication and different ways of life. A better cultural understanding was also learnt in working with a multicultural community. Platinum Healthcare is a flexible and supportive employer who willingly works around university schedules and other life commitments”
Katie, Personal Care Worker: 2014
“PHG values a good, strong work ethic and I believe this is important in the health industry. The organisation has a very supportive team in the office; they were always ready to take my call and provide help in any situations while I was working in the community. Very helpful and friendly, which I find a great asset for communication and teamwork.””
Nikki, Personal Care Worker (and graduate RN): 2014
“Management and staff are friendly and approachable. PHG have a good reputation; clients have stated how professional and caring the staff are – providing a high standard of good quality care.”
Brenda, Personal Care Worker: 2013
“Platinum has helped me grow professionally; it has built my confidence, problem solving, initiative and communication skills. Personally it has made me more patient and compassionate towards others. I have recommended PHG to other healthcare students because it gives a lot of valuable experiences.”
Alice, Personal Care Worker (and OT Student): 2013
“Personal job satisfaction and the chance to learn new skills and gain new knowledge”
MICHELLE, Personal Care Worker: 2011
“At Platinum Healthcare I’ve been looking after a wide variety of clients, ranging from geriatrics clients to those who are physically and mentally disabled… working with Platinum Healthcare has really helped enhance my nursing skills”.
TEIGHAN, Nursing Student: 2011
“I get the chance to make a difference in people’s lives everyday by assisting the sick, elderly and injured.”
SARAH, Carer: 2010
“Although this job can be very challenging, it can be equally rewarding as you get to help improve people’s quality of life as well as helping them to maintain their independence. Working for Platinum healthcare isn’t just a job, it is an opportunity for personal and professional growth”
CIARA, Physiotherapy Student: 2011
“Along with the flexibility of the work, I am also gaining valuable experience in a recognised health role. This experience will undoubtedly give me an advantage when I go on to secure work once I have finished my degree”.
RACHEL, Occupational Therapy Student: 2010