Aged care sector benefiting from MatchWorks employment services
MatchWorks, in collaboration with Norgrove Training, has developed partnerships with several aged care providers in Adelaide to employ 40 job seekers over a 16-month period.
Twenty-five MatchWorks job seekers have undertaken a Certificate III in Individual Support to become personal care workers and 15 have been placed in roles as cleaners, kitchen hands, administration and in gardening/maintenance.
MatchWorks team member Derek Jaffer established a relationship with national leading aged care provider Estia Health in 2015. They have employed 23 MatchWorks job seekers in a variety of roles, including eight job seekers with a disability.
Estia Health Hope Valley Executive Director Natalie Allen said MatchWorks has assisted them in finding the right people for the facility.
“We have secured some valuable members to our team and have great support and assistance from MatchWorks for every job seeker throughout their journey,” she said.
“The job seekers have shown a real commitment to their role and have expressed to me how good it is to have ongoing employment to support their income. To watch them go from mild, quiet workers to solid and social members of the team has been lovely to see. It has been rewarding for both the job seeker and employer.”