Caring with a smile
It’s not what we do as a community care provider, but how we do it. All of our services are delivered with a smile & we all know that a smile can be infectious.
How do you like things done? Where would you like to go? Listening to your needs, and having conversations with you, helps us make sure we provide you the best service possible.
Whether you just need someone to take you for a walk or a to provide attentive complex caring – we can provide a staff member that is qualified to meet your needs.
At Your Community Care, we select staff members who are passionate about providing professional care to those in need on a daily basis.
Nicole has worked across many sectors throughout her working career such as; Management, Administration, Hospitality and now the Disability sector. Nicole worked within group homes for ADHC/FACS being a part of the Stockton transition for clients as well as working in children’s respite. Nicole has completed her Certificate III in Administration, Diploma of Leadership and Management, Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Disability. Alongside these, Nicole is also midway through her Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Newcastle. Due to working for FACS, Nicole has also gained additional training in ‘Inclusive communication and behaviour support’, ‘ISBAR’ and ‘Person centred active support’. As part of her nursing degree, she has also completed Mental Health first aid. Her accomplishments this year have been the completion of ‘Implement interventions with older people at risk’, ‘Recognise and respond to crisis situations’, ‘Support independence and wellbeing’ and ‘Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies’. Whilst Nicole is busy with the day-to-day operations of YCC, you may get to see her on the floor every now and again as she likes to keep in touch with her clients, assist her team and enjoys the hands-on experience.
Kirralea has worked within Disability for 4 years now and has completed her Certificate IV in Disability. Kirralea has first-hand knowledge of Autism and understands the challenges children with autism face on a daily basis. Prior to becoming a DSW Kirralea worked within the hospital setting as a sterilisation technician for 5 years. This experience has enhanced her knowledge of the importance of hygiene whilst working with clients who have complex care needs.
Steph has been working within the disability and aged care sectors for 8 years. Steph has completed many qualifications such as; Cert III in Aged Care, Cert III in Business Administration, Cert IV in Community Services and Certificate IV in Aged Care. Steph has completed her assist with medication unit and mental health and mental illness competencies. Steph is very versatile and works across many different areas within disability. Steph embraces her clients wants and needs, always ensuring those needs and wants are met.
Adrian has worked for YCC since January 2019 after a career as an infantry rifleman in the Australian Army. Post army, Adrian worked within school settings as a student learning support officer for children with special needs. Adrian has qualifications in Education Support, Business Administration, Certificate IV in Government and is currently completing his Certificate III in Disability. Adrian works closely with children and adults who have behaviours and has just completed his competencies in ‘Implement interventions with older people at risk, ‘Recognise and Respond to crisis situations’, Support independence and wellbeing’ and ‘Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies’.
Vanessa has cared for loved ones all of her life and has realised that being a Disability Support Worker is her calling. Prior to starting with YCC in February this year, Vanessa ran her own successful cleaning business but has since realised this is where her heart lies. Vanessa is currently completing her Certificate III in Disability and will continue to upskill by completing her enteral feeding and assist with medication units in the New Year. Vanessa has also recently completed ‘Implement interventions with older people at risk, ‘Recognise and Respond to crisis situations’, Support independence and wellbeing’ and ‘Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies’.
Kylie has worked as a DSW with YCC for over 2 years now. Kylie is currently studying her Certificate III in Disability and has worked with a wide range of clients with varying disabilities and needs. Kylie has first-hand knowledge of Tourette’s syndrome, Autism, SPD and ADHD therefore understands the specific needs of clients who face these daily challenges.
Murray has just completed his Certificate III in Disability and has made a career change from the building industry. Murray has completed additional training such as; Nasogastric and PEG feed unit and will continue to upskill into 2020. Murray has experience working with a wide variety of disabilities such as; dementia, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. Murray is popular with children and is diligent in his approach – promoting positive interactions.
Sharon has just joined the disability industry after caring for her daughter for over 20 years. Sharon is in the midst of completing her Certificate IV in disability and has completed competencies in assist clients with medication and enteral feeding. Sharon is embracing her new position as a DSW and will continue to upskill into the New Year. Sharon’s expertise lie in personal cares for non-ambulant clients, PEG feeding, medication administration and catheter care
Helen started with YCC in July 2019 after working as a TAFE support teacher for students with a disability. Helen has her TAE certification and will upskill into 2020 by gaining her Disability qualification. Helen is AUSLAN certified and continues to use her sign language skills within the workplace and train her peers in basic sign language. Helen thoroughly enjoys working with non-verbal clients where she can use her expertise in reading body language to understand her clients needs.
Simone has just started her career in the field of disability, having just completed her Certificate III in disability. Simone is thoroughly enjoying her career change, helping to assist clients with community access and hydrotherapy programs. Simone will continue to upskill by completing her enteral feeding and assist with medication units in the New Year.
Maree has worked in the Aged care and Disability sectors for 20 years. Maree has been working mostly with our non-verbal clients and enjoys ‘getting to know’ her clients upfront by familiarising herself with current plans before providing initial supports. Maree is completing her Certificate IV in Disability and has her enteral feeding and assist with medications competencies. Maree will continue to upskill into the New Year.
Shirley has 8 years’ experience in Aged and Disability care. Shirley specialises in basic and high complex needs personal care with competencies in bowel care, catheter care and assist with medications. Shirley has obtained her Certificates III and IV in Disability alongside her Certificate III in Home and Community.