We’re very selective when it comes to choosing the right people to work in the MidCoast Assist team. And for very good reason! Outside of their professional qualifications and experience, some of our key criteria includes a warm and friendly approach, and a commitment to providing outstanding, personalised customer care. In this section of our website, we’ll feature some of the amazing people from across the Assist team.
We’ll update the page regularly so why not drop by from time to time to find out more about the people behind our services… who knows, you may learn something new about one of your support team members!
Gill Williams, Community Connections Officer, Disability Services
I've been working with MidCoast Assist since March 2016 when I started as a casual support worker delivering support both in-centre and out in the community. In October 2016 I was asked if I'd like to co-ordinate the youth groups (of course I said yes!), and have since taken on the adult social activities as well. I successfully applied for the full time position when it came up in July, and I love each and every day.
One of the things I love most about my job is organising group activities, especially when you see the participant's smiles and hear their laughter because they're enjoying the activities. I also love working with my fellow team members... when times are tough we always band together and support each other.
There are so many memorable moments working with MidCoast Assist. Just recently some of our participants were fortunate to have the chance to take part in the Great Lakes Pearl Dragons Community Regatta, some paddling in their own race called "Dragon Spirit Event", and others who came down to cheer on their peers. Everyone involved in the event had an awesome time, including the support workers, participants, cheer squad, and family and friends. We're all now looking forward to next year's event.
When I'm not working, I really enjoy Dragon Boating, and have been a member of the Great Lakes Pearl Dragons for almost a year. I love being out on the water and it's a fantastic way to get fit while having loads of fun with great people.
Sarah Crowe, Support Worker, Disability Services
Hi, I'm Sarah and I've worked as a Support Worker for Ageing and Disability services at MidCoast Council for almost 3 years. I love my job because I get to work alongside and build relationships with so many unique and special people. This includes not just my clients but other team members as well.
I find my job really exciting because every day is different and I'm always learning new skills and meeting new people. I've made so many wonderful memories working with MidCoast Assist but always at the top of the list is seeing my clients accomplish their goals and sharing those rewarding moments with them. I couldn't imagine a better job.
When I'm not working I like to spend my time with family and friends. I also enjoy going for drives and exploring different places in the mid north coast.
Anne Miranda, Service Support Officer, Ageing Services
I'm an AIN (Assistant in Nursing) and have been working with MidCoast Assist for a year as a Service Support Officer for Ageing Services in Forster.
I am very passionate about helping older people to remain living independently in their homes for as long as possible with support from our assistant nurses and domestic staff.
My most memorable moments working in Aged Care are in seeing the smiles on people's faces and how much they really do appreciate the services we provide to the community.
In my spare time I like going to the beach, relaxing at home and socialising with family and friends.