Three care and support workers from diverse backgrounds discuss the many benefits of transitioning into the care and support sector, and highlight the varied opportunities available to women at any life stage.
I'm from the Philippines,
I'm from Vietnam.
I've been here since 1988.
Wow, long time.
Yes, thatâ€™s why I have different jobs here
My name's Yan.
Before I moved to aged care, I'm a theatre nurse.
For aged care, I'm a clinical care coordinator.
It's more flexible,
and yeah, you can look after your family.
My name is Lucy.
I used to be a teacher in Vietnam.
With elderly people,
I assist them with personal care and shopping,
transport them to appointments,
and sharing stories.
I used to work in the chicken factory.
After 15 years, I had a problem with my shoulder.
I said, "How can I go back to work?"
And then my agency told me to study individual support.
And after that, now I'm here.
I knew about this job from my English teacher.
I really like to spend time talking with them,
sharing everything and make them happy.
I think we are lucky to pick this career, you know?
We get the chance to make people's life very different.
I really suggest people to join.
It's more flexible, you can pick a shift.
It's so important for the whole society.
If you have the compassion to help others,
this job is waiting for you.