24 January 2019

The right support starts with the right team

In starting Just Better Care Gippsland, Melissa knew her success would start and end with her team of Support Professionals.   

When Melissa returned to the healthcare sector to support her community, her first goal was to find the staff who shared her passion for customer service.

Melissa set out to find experienced team members, who not only had the skills to meet the complexities of providing care in a rural area, but whose values aligned with a passion for personalised care.

 “You can’t train people to be person-centred, to be kind and to genuinely care,” she said. “You need to be in it for the right reasons.”

 Using her networks, Melissa found a team of Support         Professionals who were equipped with a depth of experience     and knowledge that would support her community's diverse     preferences and needs. 

 “Everyone that I have employed has a caring background. They     come from aged care, disability, case management and lived     experience. We’ve even got a registered nurse on the team,” she   explained.

“Positive feedback from the people we support, and the wider community reinforces that we are on the right track,” she said.

Melissa’s dedication to her team was also celebrated by Just Better Care, when she won the National People and Culture Title in 2018.  

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