One of the Central Coast’s leading aged care and disability service providers is spearheading a recruitment campaign to address major staff shortages in these critical sectors.

Operating on the Central Coast for more than 35 years and supporting around 400 clients annually, Coastlink supports the aged and people living with disability through a range of social, recreational, respite and accommodation programs.

Coastlink CEO John Davis says the COVID-19 pandemic has created major staff shortages across this industry sector and the organisation is currently seeking qualified candidates to help continue this important work.

“COVID-19 has created significant impacts for every organisation and individual operating within aged care and disability environments,” says Mr Davis.

“At Coastlink, our priority has always been to ensure adequate protection for our staff, as well as the vulnerable people in our care, and this has meant implementing many additional measures over the past two years.

“Changes in legislation, vaccination requirements and ongoing COVID isolation mandates have made it tougher than ever for all of us working in these environments to recruit, train and provide adequate resources to support those who need it most.”

As an Employer of Choice, Coastlink offers work that matters for people who want to make a difference to the lives of others, in a flexible and supportive environment.

“At Coastlink, we care about our people and believe in creating a culture of respect and inclusion. As an Employer of Choice, we offer many benefits including the highest level of internal disability training through registered service providers, anywhere on the Coast,” says Mr Davis.

“We care about the people who care for our clients and provide a variety of shift options to suit different lifestyles including evenings and weekends, as well as offering work that is fulfilling, social and active in the community.

“It’s also why we have competitive salaries, review staff for permanent roles after a short qualifying period, and provide salary sacrifice for our permanent part-time staff.

“If you’re a passionate and dedicated individual who is seeking to improve and empower the lives of others, the aged and disability sectors need you now more than ever!”