It’s our people that make our community.
No matter what your role with us, we’ll help you to reach your full potential.
From nurses, chefs, case managers, personal care assistants, disability support works, to teachers, physiotherapists, accounts and retirement living coordinators. We hire across a range of services and roles.
We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels they belong and are included. We’re committed to creating a safe workplace for all and welcome everyone regardless of their age, disability, race, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, ethnicity or background.
Meet our team
We hear repeatedly that VMCH is a great place to work because of the inspiring people we support and the amazing people we employ. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at what some of our staff have to say!
Personal Care Assistant
Sue has been a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with us for 20 years. It all begun during her aged care studies, where she completed 100 hours of training at Willowbrooke Aged Care. After which, she was offered a role as a PCA. She assists residents with activities of daily living, completes resident assessments, and supports residents to enjoy each day in a meaningful way.
I love being a part of a larger group that is built around caring for people.
Looking after the residents and the wonderful friendships I have made.
I adore the time I get to spend with my grandson and all my family. I’m a coffee/cafe enthusiast and relish those chat times with friends and family. I also have two dogs, a cat and 10 goldfish.
Di is an Enrolled Nurse (EN) and has been with St Bernadette’s since it first opened, 25 years ago. As part of her role she does a whole range of tasks. She helps manage and treat health conditions, provides correct medication administration, wound care, as well as addressing the very important social needs of residents.
I am proud to be part of VMCH. Their values are what I believe in myself, so its humbling to be working with an organisation that shares my same goals.
Most of the residents have survived so much in their lives, including the Depression, wars, and raising families through very tough times. Unfortunately, most of the residents are admitted to the residence due to health reasons, and they can become depressed due to losing their independence. The sadness can be heartbreaking, but if I can bring a smile and laughter to their lives for even a short time whilst I am there, then that is the most rewarding part of my job.
The team at St Bernadette’s are a wonderful group of people to work with. There is such a vast variety of cultures within the staff, but everyone works harmoniously together, which makes the residence a wonderful and vibrant home for the residents.
VMCH Case Manager Belinda spends a lot of time on the road, visiting seniors to help manage their Home Care Package. She has worked with us since 2000 in various roles, and feels privileged to help seniors stay living at home as they age.
I know their values, beliefs and ultimately their want for good client outcomes align with mine. Being able to support people in their later years is an honour and I try to ensure I am always working for the good of the clients each day.
I love that I get to go out and meet people in their own homes and hear all about their life journey. Lives change and evolve so quickly these days and hearing about people’s experiences can shape who you are as a person. I believe that I am privileged to be able to share in people’s lives and learn from a group of people who have so much to give.
To help and support people of any faith is an honour and I feel blessed to be doing a job that I love, with a company that truly cares about all the people it works with, including the people who work for it. I also love working from Star of the Sea Retirement Village in Torquay. Working from within the retirement community better enables me to spread the word about Home Care Packages and help people to access services at a much earlier stage. I love that we are a multipurpose organisation, providing at home aged care, retirement living, and residential aged care and it is an organisation that I am proud to work for.
Disability Support Coordinator
VMCH Disability Support Coordinator Craig Quilliam was a cabinet maker for seven years before embarking on a career with VMCH. Now, he provides one-on-one support to VMCH clients in the Wangaratta region and coordinates several life skills programs for local children and teenagers.
My sisters work in the disability field and told me I should do this for a long time. From being in the workshop alone with no real social interaction to the sense of belonging and pride I feel when we (clients) are together is great.
Most important to me is the connection that I feel with the people I support. I honestly find that I learn more from my clients than I could ever teach and the beauty of this is that I get to do this every day.
I tend to begin by asking a lot of questions to get to know them a little. Specifically, to discover their passions, interests and goals. I also try to be a little vulnerable by letting them know about my own background and interests as well. I find that as we get to know each other better that our social connection strengthens, it is always better when there is a natural flow over time as we learn to trust each other more. This helps to create a sense of us being a team together as we try to find a way that I support them as best as I can.