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Bass Coast Shire Council’s Homecare team were declared the winners of the 2001 Victorian Community Services and Health Industry Training Awards last week.

By Bass Coast Shire - 3rd July 2001 - Back to News

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Bass Coast Shire Council’s Homecare team were declared the winners of the 2001 Victorian Community Services and Health Industry Training Awards last week.

The award recognises the commitment that Bass Coast’s Homecare team has shown to creating a learning culture among staff.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Miranda Sage said that the local Homecare team won the award ahead of more than 50 entries from across the state’s community services industry.

“Council is very proud of our Homecare team for their dedication to provide high quality services for residents in Bass Coast Shire,” said Cr Sage. “This award reflects the team’s goal of continuously improving their services through training.”

Cr. Sage explained that Council’s Homecare team includes 60 Homecarers who visit more than 1,300 elderly or disabled clients in their homes and provide a variety of services.

The team’s manager, Ms. Jeanette Draper, said that the Homecare team has always believed in investing in staff through training and development.

“Our commitment to staff development through training has had benefits for both staff and clients, not least of all the fact that we can deliver high quality services,” said Ms. Draper. “Our Homecarers well deserve to be recognised for their efforts in undertaking training in Certificate 3 in Community Services, which is provided by Chisholm Institute of TAFE and Transformations.”

“Many of the staff who underwent the training have been out of school for over fifteen years and had to make many sacrifices to return to study,” she explained. “They have had to juggle family and work to achieve their goals.”

Mr Garry Nation, Regional Manager of Chisholm Institute’s Bass Coast Campus said that during the time Chisholm has been associated with Bass Coast’s Homecare Team they have demonstrated a philosophy and commitment to staff training and education seldom seen in employers.

“They have, at all times, provided learning opportunities for the benefit of both their staff and customers,” he said.

“It is refreshing to deal with people as enlightened as Jeanette Draper and her team and I am very excited by their success at the 2001 Victorian Community Services and Health Industry Training Awards.”

Ms. Draper said she believed the team’s conviction in their work has led to their success.

“One of the judges commented that it was our passion for training and our belief in our team that won us this award,” said Ms. Draper. “This award is for our Homecarers, in recognition of their efforts and commitment.”

Homecare Winners

Picture sent via email: Cr. Miranda Sage, Mayor, and Jeanette Draper, Manager of Council’s Aged and Disability Services Unit, with the 2001 Victorian Community Services and Health Industry Training Award.


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