Many of us reflect on the big questions about work and life. Did I follow my passion? Did I achieve the work/life balance I always wanted? Are there experiences on my ‘wish list’ that I can still explore? How can I contribute and stay connected post-retirement?
If you have been thinking about the next chapter in your 50+ working life, why not consider stepping into the aged care sector?
“The biggest life lesson I have learned working in aged care is patience and the importance of bringing joy into people’s lives. Seeing residents smile is the reason I get up every morning.”Nat, Lifestyle Coordinator, Residential Care Home
A role for everyone
From allied health professionals to Home Care workers, administrators, nurses, gardeners, chefs, lifestyle coordinators and more, there are diverse roles on offer at Helping Hand.
Almost half of our workforce has been with Helping Hand for more than five years and almost 30% have been with us for more than seven years.
“My husband asks me when I am going to retire, but I enjoy being here. I have a lot more to give and I ain’t gonna give up just yet!”Rita, Hotel Services
We are closer than you think
A career with Helping Hand may be closer than you think. We have residential care homes at North Adelaide, Lightsview, Mawson Lakes, Golden Grove, Parafield Gardens, Ingle Farm, Clare, Jamestown, Port Pirie and Whyalla. Our Home Care Services extend across metro Adelaide and regional South Australia.
“Every day, I walk in and feel like I am with my family. I am always asking myself ‘What can I do to bring happiness here? What else can I give?”Bessie, Volunteer
Focus on inclusivity
When it comes to inclusivity, we walk the talk. Helping Hand is one of only 30 workplaces in Australia that achieved Inclusive Employer status in the Diversity Council of Australia’s 2022 index.
60% of Helping Hand employees report having an inclusive manager, compared to the Australian workforce average of 31%.
“When it comes to my work, my motivation is what I like to call ‘the journey of the job’ and being able to realise the vision of the project. One of the great things about Helping Hand is that you are supported in every way to deliver these projects to a high standard.”Nick, Property Services Manager
Volunteers are valued
Many people choose to volunteer with Helping Hand, sharing their life experiences and making valuable connections and contributions. Volunteering opportunities are available at our metropolitan and regional residential care homes and through our Home Care programs.
To find out more:
“I love my clients and I always look forward to seeing them. How many people can say they are doing what they really love?”Linda, Home Support Worker
For latest updates on current job opportunities to
1300 653 600