In-home clinical care workers needed on the Coast

L-R: Karen Barrett, Amy (Registered Nurse, Maree (Quality Assurance Manager), Cath (Aged Care Manager).

An aged care and disability support service is looking for high-level support workers and registered nurses to help fill the growing demand for at-home complex and clinical care on the Central Coast.

Trusted Home Care owners, Karen Barrett and Michael Gibson, are looking for trained health professionals to help support and provide specialised clinical care to the local aged and disabled population.

Gibson said they had seen demand for increased clinical support in wound care, assessments and specialised care across the Central Coast.

“We are looking for high-level support workers, enrolled nurses and registered nurses to assist complex care needs and who might want a change of scenery from a hospital system to a job that’s very meaningful and personal,” Gibson said.

Complex care is a specialist support service for someone with a chronic or long-term health condition requiring extra assistance to manage their symptoms, clinical health care and daily activities.

Gibson said their company had the registrations to deliver clinical care, and with referrals rolling in, there was sufficient work available.

“We just need the good staff and people who want to make a difference in the community,” Gibson said.

Barrett said the business started four years ago after realising from personal experience that there was a need for quality support services on the Central Coast.

“The support workers coming to our home were substandard … so we wanted to do it better, have better quality workers and offer better training,” Barrett said.

“We began as an Aged Care and NDIS specialist, and then we went to the next level as a registered NDIS provider, with approval for complex care needs; not a lot of NDIS providers are registered for this, so that’s why we need a clinical team to come on board and help sustain those in-home services.”

Barrett said they now had 71 Central Coast-based employees providing care and support services to the local aged and disabled population.

“There’s also a huge gap in the market for people with NDIS funding who want independence by moving into their own accommodation and out of their family home,” she said.

“We excitedly have some Supported Independent Living (SIL) houses available now and towards the end of the year.

“We have a three-bedroom house and a two-bedroom house, one in Green Point and one in Saratoga, so we will be able to staff those 24/7 and provide a supported independent living service as well.”

Hayley McMahon

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