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What our employees say about working at Aurrum

Tonielle Robson

Assistant Nurse, Aurrum Erina, NSW

What is your role and what are you responsible for?
As an Assistant Nurse, I am responsible for providing personal care and medicating our residents. I have also worked in Quality Assurance and staff training.

What advice would you give someone hoping to work in aged care?
Get in and go for it! It’s one of the most challenging but rewarding roles you’ll ever do. Our residents don’t live in our workplace, we work in their home.

What is the favourite part about working for Aurrum?
I love that I’m able to make a difference to residents’ lives and they are always very appreciative of what I do. I also work with an awesome team of nurses.

Kylie Fountain

Facility Administration & Reception Officer, Aurrum Reservoir, Victoria

What is your role and what are you responsible for?
My role is to provide administration support to staff, residents and their families. This includes reception duties, maintaining our online education program that holds all our policies, procedures and forms, as well as updating HR files and supporting the Client Services Manager with resident admissions.

What advice would you have for someone hoping to work in Aged Care?
Working in aged care is extremely fulfilling and rewarding. It is a privilege to be in a position where you can make a difference to someone’s day.

What is your proudest moment at Aurrum?
I feel proud every day to work for an amazing organisation that has such a wonderful philosophy of care and excellent values. I am also proud of the team I work with and love seeing the smiles on residents’ faces every day.

Rick Martin

Maintenance Officer, Aurrum Brunswick and Aurrum Reservoir

What is your role and what are you responsible for?
I am responsible for maintaining and repairing Aurrum Brunswick and Aurrum Reservoir’s equipment and facilities. I also oversee and fulfill a full preventative maintenance schedule that encompasses building, equipment, and resident rooms.

What advice would you have for someone hoping to work in Aged Care?
It’s a lot of hard work, but everyday brings something new and it can be very rewarding.

What drew you to work in aged care?
After 35 years in a corporate role, I wanted a hands-on position that enabled me to learn new skills whilst hopefully making a difference to people’s lives. The opportunity to listen to residents’ life experiences and stories is also pretty special.

People would be surprised if they knew:
Probably a lot of things! Professionally, when I left Holden, I was a Vehicle Architecture Manager for Monaro, VE Commodore, Chevrolet Camaro and many well-known concept cars like Efijy.

Tracy O’neill

Lifestyle Wellness Assistant, Aurrum Healesville

What is your role and what are you responsible for?
I am responsible for stimulating residents with a range of recreational and leisure activities. The activities are designed to help residents stay active, healthy and happy. I also provide emotional support to residents and their families.

What advice would you give someone hoping to work in aged care?
When working in aged care, it’s important to really get to know residents and their life stories, as this understanding will allow you to meet their unique needs and provide personalised care and support. Patience is also necessary.

What drew you to work in aged care?
My passion for caring for the elderly drew me to this kind of career.

What is the favourite part about working for Aurrum?
I enjoy keeping residents entertained and stimulated and seeing their happy faces everyday.

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