Some of the South Burnett Care team … from left, corporate services manager Michael McCorley, aged care team leader Letisha Goodrich, NDIS group-co-ordinator Ian Lacey and aged care group manager Jenny Gemmell (Photo: SB Care)

November 19, 2020

South Burnett Care is putting a callout to local young people … the group is looking to recruit 10 trainees to start work in January.

The not-for-profit organisation has been growing in both the South Burnett and Toowoomba regions.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and aged care reforms have seen a demand for new workers across all areas.

“This is an exciting time for us to be able to bring young people into our business and also a great opportunity for the 2020 school leavers in particular who must be worried about job prospects due to COVID-19,” CEO Cheryl Dalton said.

Over the past year South Burnett Care and Toowoomba Community Care have doubled their staff, including community service workers, Meals on Wheels and administration teams.

“Last time we did a group trainee intake we were very proud to have Sam Nordling- Baker – one of the trainees – shortlisted for a State Traineeship Award,” Mrs Dalton said.

“It is heartening to say that she and some other trainees from that intake are still employed with us and have grown with the business.

“Many people do not know what we do until they need aged care or disability support, and we are hoping that we can train a new generation of young people to make a difference in the lives of people in our community.”

South Burnett Care is offering three types of traineeships: Certificate III in Kitchen Operations (one position), Community Service Worker – Individual Support (four positions) and Business Administration (five positions).

More information is available on the South Burnett Care website

Applications close on November 27. 

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