I joined CatholicCare just on 6 years ago. I am a Direct Care Worker in one of our residential homes for kids. When people ask me what I do I usually say, think of everything a parent does on a daily basis. From appointments, to school and homework, cooking, chores etc. to the big things in life like teaching life skills, self-confidence and the importance of positive connections, I am there to help our kids achieve their goals. We provide 24 hour intensive support to kids who are not able to live at home with their families. It can be a tough job at times but I’m still here because I know I am making a difference in their lives.
Theresa, Direct Care Worker, Out of Home Care
Our team is incredibly dedicated and we’re equally passionate about what we’re achieving. It’s nice to be part of that. I want nothing more than to see these kids develop positive memories and have rewarding lives.
I’ve been given some wonderful opportunities to advance my career and I’ve been supported and encouraged every step of the way. I have been so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing leaders who have inspired and guided me. The Central Coast is a small place, everybody knows everybody and a good reputation counts for a lot. It was that reputation that brought me to CatholicCare over 6 years ago and I am now adding to that enviable reputation in the work that my team and I deliver.
Hellen, Family Dispute Resolution Services, Central Coast Family Centre