Capecare Dunsborough has recently welcomed in an additional 20 residents to its aged care facility, reaching 50% capacity.
Dunsborough’s first aged care facility officially opened in October 2021 with a plan to settle in staff and residents in a staged basis.
Capecare CEO Joanne Penman said it was wonderful to reach full occupancy on the ground floor and she was confident Capecare could commence offering places on the upper level as soon as additional staff were available.
“We have residents ready to move in but need to increase our staffing numbers before this is possible,” she said.
“We are currently recruiting across both clinical care and support services roles including registered and enrolled nurses, carers, hospitality and a lifestyle coordinator.
“Flexible hours are possible for all positions, and we welcome anyone looking to return to the workforce, whether they be mums and dads of school aged kids or retirees looking to fill a few hours a week and give back to the community,” she said.
“As a new facility, Capecare Dunsborough provides staff with the latest in technology and appealing design, and residents appreciate the beautifully appointed home-like environment with large light-filled bedrooms, lounges, dining rooms and courtyards,” she said.
Most roles have shifts available in both Dunsborough and Busselton, or staff can select their preferred location.
Capecare offers many employment benefits including ongoing paid training and development, an employee assistance program, salary packaging, a respectful and positive working environment, career path opportunities and making a real difference in older people’s lives in a not-for-profit environment.
Jo said all ages were welcome to apply, with or without training, as traineeships and paid work experience available for Carer and hospitality roles.
“Volunteers also play an important role at Capecare and we are always looking for volunteers to join our care community. We are currently seeking volunteers to greet visitors and support residents with a range of activities from a shared interest to assisting with group activities. Hours and days are flexible, if you have a few hours to spare we would love to hear from you.”