ComLink, a community transport and care organisation, have just expanded their team so that they can deliver services to the community across the Sunshine Coast region.
The expansion comes following Federal Home and Community Care funding awarded earlier this year in recognition of ComLink’s success and the growing demand for its services.
ComLink provides transport and direct care solutions for the frail aged and younger people with a disability to attend medical appointments, shop and maintain their social inclusion.
With the increase demand, Comlink set about the challenge of establishing offices and hiring 40 staff for their expanding team across Queensland.
ComLink Human Resources Manager, Alexander Payne said the organisation undertook a unique recruitment process of a casting call and group interviews to find candidates that were best suited to ComLink.
“We were looking for a basic skill set when reviewing candidates but it was more important to us to find people who were caring, passionate about our organisation’s work and most importantly people who could build a rapport with our clients,” Alexander said.
ComLink currently has offices on the Sunshine Coast and North Lakes, north of Brisbane, and has just opened new offices in Bundaberg, Ipswich, Cairns, Townsville. Satellite sites in Gympie, Childers and Gin Gin will also be opening soon.
Through its own services and strong links to a variety of community organisations, ComLink is proud to say the organisation never turns anyone needing their services away. “This is because of the commitment of our staff, volunteers and supporters, “ Alexander said.
Alexander said he too was lucky enough to secure a position with ComLink, approximately twelve weeks ago and was excited to be joining the ComLink team just as they were getting ready to expand their services across other communities in Queensland.
“ComLink is such an innovative and forward thinking organisation that really looks at frail age & disability transport care in a new light, I love that the services ComLink provides to the community allows clients to maintain their independence and be treated with respect,” Alexander said.
ComLinks 40 new staff members mostly hold roles as either Client Service Officers or Drivers, and the community can rest assured that those recruited in the Sunshine Coast region are passionate about providing them with outstanding service.
If you are interested in becoming involved with ComLink volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and can be really rewarding, knowing you have made a difference in the lives of others.
If you would like to find out more information, make a booking or to become a ComLink volunteer, please visit www.comlink.org.au or call 1300 761 011.