ComLink, a community transport and care organisation, have just expanded their team so that they can deliver services to the community across the Bundaberg 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.
ComLink Bundaberg Care Services Supervisor, Dawn Mathison said she has been in her role just over three weeks, and with over 15 years experience in aged care, she has hit the ground running.
“I’m really enjoy working with the elderly and my role with ComLink, sees me connecting with the community and other care organisations in the region to provide the best support we can in Bundaberg,” Dawn said.
Dawn said in her role with Comlink she oversees domestic assistance, personal care, social support & respite.
“We have a fantastic team here in Bundaberg, most of us are new to Comlink but we are all very passionate about providing the frail aged the opportunity for social inclusion, it’s a great service that’s been added to the Bundaberg community,” Dawn said.
ComLink’s 40 new staff members mostly hold roles as either Client Service Officers or Bus Drivers, and the community can rest assured that those recruited in the Bundaberg 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.