The caring hands of Community Support Worker Kanthi have been busy here at Southcare since 2009 and in that time have helped hundreds of customers stay happy and healthy at home.

“It is such a rewarding job helping people and I feel so fulfilled at the end of the day,” Kanthi said.

“Sharing my time and energy with customers is wonderful; for some, I am the only person they may see in a day so knowing I have visited them and left them with a smile on their face makes me very happy,” she said.

As a Community Support Worker, Kanthi travels to customer’s homes and helps them with personal care, managing medication, shopping, appointments and social support.

“No two days are the same and getting to know the customers over the years has been lovely with social support a natural part of my job.”

Kanthi has been described as team player, polite, courteous and friendly and this year has been named the Values Champion at Southcare’s annual “Living the Southcare Values Award”. The awards acknowledge and recognise people in our team who demonstrate the Southcare values of Quality, Respect, Integrity, Cooperation and Empathy.

Kanthi completed a Cert III in Homecare and Community Care in 2009 and after applying with Southcare shortly thereafter, she hasn’t looked back since!

“From the outset I felt supported and that still is true today,” Kanthi said.

“The only difference between now and when I commenced in 2009, is the regular on-line courses and face-to-face training which improves our service knowledge so that we are able to provide a better quality service to our customers.​

​ “I look forward to continuing my role here at Southcare until I retire!.”

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Chief Executive Officer Dr Nicky Howe said being a helper and carer is so important and every day deserves thanks.

“Aged Care Employee Day is on 7 August and acknowledges the more than 360,000 people who care for and support around 1.3 million older Australians who receive aged care services. Take the time to thank a carer today,” Dr Howe said.

“We are so thankful for all of our Southcarers and the role we all play helping people as an essential service.