Warrigal will celebrate the resilience of their staff ahead of Aged Care Employee Day held on August 7 to highlight their ongoing commitment to caring for older people even with the various challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Warrigal's 1750 staff across NSW and the ACT will be acknowledged and appreciated with messages of thanks from the CEO and Warrigal management team, beginning with chocolate treats as they begin their shifts.
Morning tea events will also be held in several Warrigal locations, each celebrating in their own way.
Mark Sewell, Warrigal CEO said the executive team wanted to take the opportunity to extend their deepest appreciation to every Warrigal employee.
"We see first-hand just how much of an impact our aged care heroes make to the lives of older people in their community, and it's something that should be celebrated every day," he said.
"Their commitment and genuine care for the older people we support at Warrigal does not go unnoticed."
Warrigal employee Shandell Renshaw recently transitioned from an administration-based Research Officer role, to a position providing direct care to older people as a Care Service Employee.
Despite numerous challenges throughout the pandemic, Shandell says that her time in her new role had been extremely rewarding.
"I still get excited to come to work, and particularly enjoy seeing the residents and checking in on their social and emotional well-being- which is just as important as the physical care provided," she said.
"I am constantly inspired by the residents that I work with, as well as the care staff's team spirit, resilience and compassion.
"The Warrigal Team is so supportive and caring, and we all work hard to uphold Warrigal's core values. It's great to be a part of one big team with a common goal: providing services to older people so that they may live their best lives."
Warrigal are now recruiting care workers to join their team, and to uphold the Warrigal values as Shandell does.
For more information on joining the Warrigal team, visit their website to learn about their latest opportunities at www.warrigal.com.au.
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