• Employee Stories

    Nursing student thankful to have found Resthaven

    Having commenced her career as a Personal Care Assistant at Resthaven Leabrook in 2009, Bindia Arora has progressed from a university student, to a nearly fully qualified professional in the industry. Studying a Bachelor of Nursing on a part-time basis, Bindia came across Resthaven after expressing interest in the aged care industry. ‘I began doing … Continued

    Home Support Worker’s television debut

    Resthaven Northern Community Services Home Support Worker, Michelle O’Dea, uses her love of people to care for older people in their homes, and this year, she made her television debut! Michelle features in Resthaven’s new television commercial and print media. The campaign, ‘Welcome Care’, is a notion Michelle is all too familiar with through her … Continued

    A rising star employee at Resthaven Craigmore

    Having started her role as an Enrolled Nurse with Resthaven more than six months ago, Eloise Head has proven herself to be a rising star at Resthaven Craigmore, inspiring others along the way. Sylvia Powell, Executive Manager People and Culture, took notice of Eloise, explaining ‘Eloise is motivated, positive and collaborative. She will always chip … Continued

    Resthaven thrives in career progression

    Since beginning her career with Resthaven four and a half years ago, Sarah Porker has felt supported and encouraged to grow within the organisation, recently being appointed to the position of Continence Nurse Advisor. ‘I started with Resthaven Northern Community Services as a Registered Nurse Coordinator, working with Home Care Package clients in wound care … Continued

    Home Support work brings Michael ‘out of his shell’

    Working as an aged care Home Support Worker has brought Michael Waller ‘out of his shell’ – and it’s all thanks to a regional traineeship through Resthaven and Career Partners Plus. The Skilling South Australia project is an initiative of the South Australian Government. Michael says, ‘Before I worked in aged care, I just had … Continued

    From Student to Registered Nurse – Alexey’s Journey

    Flinders University nursing graduate, Alexey Pasynkov, loved his final nursing placement at Resthaven so much that, when he graduated, he applied to work at Resthaven – and was successful! Alexey, who is now a Registered Nurse (RN) at Resthaven Port Elliot, says, ‘At the end of 2020, I did my Flinders University nursing placement at … Continued

    After 15 years, Community Services Manager Liz steps down

    After 15 years in the job, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services Manager, Liz Southall, is stepping down as manager as she transitions to retirement – leaving this career opportunity open to the right person! Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, says, ‘Whoever takes over from Liz will have big shoes to fill, that’s for … Continued

    ‘Aged care is a dynamic sector to work in’, says Annie

    Annie McColl lives out the benefits of working in aged care every day, through her extensive knowledge in the ever-growing sector. Having worked in the industry for thirty years, Annie has gained varied experience and knowledge in the aged care industry, currently working as Care Coordinator at Resthaven Leabrook. ‘I am involved in different areas … Continued

    Men on the Move and About Town

    On Thursday 17 June 2021, Resthaven hosted a special event for Resthaven clients and staff. The event was part of the annual Maintenance and Gardeners Development Day, which coincides with Men’s Health Week each year. Resthaven Marion Community Services social groups for men, ‘Men on the Move’ and ‘Men About Town,’ were invited to the … Continued

    A career in aged care? Yes!

    Meet Brock Muller, 25, who challenges the stereotypical attitude that aged care is not a workplace for young people. Brock has worked as a personal care assistant at Resthaven Mount Gambier for three years, and brings with him youthful enthusiasm and a willingness to learn from the older people he supports. Brock says, ‘I believe … Continued

    Home Support Worker Desma makes a difference

    Desma Jenke, Home Support Worker with Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services, is making a difference in the lives of older people across the south east, supporting them to live independently in their own homes, or enjoy a short stay in Resthaven’s Naracoorte respite cottage. Desma, who has worked in the role for around eight years, … Continued

    The ‘immense personal satisfaction’ of an aged care career

    Working in aged care will give you ‘immense personal satisfaction,’ according to Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services Home Support Worker, Katrina Miller. ‘I’ve been in the south east for 25 years,’ she says, ‘And for most of it, I worked in a wine manufacturing laboratory.’ ‘But honestly, it was boring, and I realised that I … Continued

    World’s Greatest Shave at Ridgway House

    On 22 April, staff, volunteers and clients got together at Ridgway House for Assistant Manager, Julian Sporne’s, highly anticipated hair colouring day for the World’s Greatest Shave. The idea came from a conversation between Home Support Worker, Bec Marshall, and Julian earlier this year. ‘I have a different hair colour most weeks, and when I … Continued

    Resthaven Embraces Diversity

    Resthaven Paradise Lifestyle Coordinator, Thuy-Anh Pham, has a passion for aged care, and enjoys the diversity rich environment she works in every day. Commencing in 2018, Thuy-Anh has developed Lifestyle programs that cater to what residents want out of their day-to-day activities. ‘I have always loved people and have got on particularly well with the … Continued

    Job security at Resthaven Port Elliot

    Resthaven Port Elliot Care Coordinator, Robyn Dawes, enjoys working with a vibrant team in an unbeatable location. ‘I enjoy coming into work every day and knowing that we all do the best we can do, and the residents, clients and families all see that which is heart-warming,’ Robyn says. ‘I started working here in June … Continued