It’s been an exciting couple of years for Resthaven Western Community Services Enrolled Nurse, Holli Gilbertson.
Holli, who started with Resthaven in mid-2018, originally started out working in hospitality, as she ‘loves working with people.’
As she also loves working with older people, she decided to change career paths.
‘I did a certificate III in aged care, then I moved to Resthaven [Western Community Services] as a Home Support Worker, so while I was working, I was studying to become a nurse,’ she explains.
‘When I finished my diploma of enrolled nursing, I applied for a full time position, and I got the job [at Resthaven Western Community Services], which was very exciting.’
‘Now I’m studying to be a Registered Nurse.’
One of Holli’s favourite things about working with Resthaven is ‘the flexibility of my job – getting out on the road, going to different clients’ houses.’
Holli is also able to provide nursing care and have a chat with people, which ‘makes so much difference.’
‘I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had conversations with people that coming to visit them has made a significant impact on their life,’ she says.
Holli is supported by a strong staff team, including supervision from a Registered Nurse, which Holli finds very helpful.
Another thing that Holli likes about Resthaven is the flexibility, especially whilst studying nursing at university, saying, ‘Resthaven has been extremely supportive.’
‘[It’s] probably the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done with my life.’
Resthaven offers professional development opportunities for staff, with ongoing training and support.
Career progression opportunities, just like Holli’s, offer preparation for advancement within the organisation.
Resthaven Community Services offer in-home care and support options throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula and the Limestone Coast.
Resthaven residential aged care homes are located at Aberfoyle Park, Bellevue Heights, Craigmore, Leabrook, Malvern, Marion, Mitcham, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier, Paradise, Port Elliot and Westbourne Park.