A meaningful career

After many years in a fast paced role as a foreman for a construction company David was looking for a change and that is when he discovered a meaningful career with Centacare Home Safety Services.

“I was working long hours, with a young family and didn’t have great work life balance,” said David. “When I decided to make a change, I loved the idea that I could be helping people who really need it.”

Recently, at Centacare we have been celebrating loving care and what this means to our clients and employees. As a field officer for home safety services, David spends his days out with clients, in their homes, making the improvements and adjustments they need to continue living there safely.

“We see a mix of people every day, but what amazes me everywhere I go, is how grateful people are for our assistance. Things that might seem small to others, like a front door that is jammed or a kitchen light bulb that needs replacing, can really impact client’s ability to live safely and it means so much to them to have our help.”

“For me personally it is a delight to see how much of a difference we can make. I also feel like it’s my job to go the extra mile for my clients. To me loving care means showing kindness and compassion and that’s why I always see the person and take an interest in their lives. Our clients aren’t just a number to us. For my regular clients I love hearing how the kids and grandchildren are getting on, how their most recent trip was or what they have been watching on the telly.”

Could you or someone you care for use some support at home?

We know that home is where the heart is and a helping hand can keep you enjoying it for many years to come. Our support workers, tradespeople and handymen are friendly, down to earth and hardworking and will tackle the tasks you’re finding difficult and support you to keep doing the things you can through our support at home services.

Do you want to make a difference?

If like David you are looking for a meaningful career where you can make a difference in the lives of others, find out more about a career with Centacare.