Say hello to Daniel! With a Certificate IV in Community Services under his belt, Daniel worked at Afea as a support worker for 12 months before transitioning to a full-time role within the organisation.
Now as Workforce Coordinator, he provides dedicated support to our carers and is their first point of contact for all rostering and service enquiries.
Keep reading to learn more about Daniel:
Tell us about your background: why did you choose to work in this industry, specifically as a carer-facing Workforce Coordinator?
I got in this industry to help people. As someone who suffers from a permanent disability, I know what it feels like to be alone and vulnerable. Having firsthand experience allows me to understand a client from their perspective.
I worked as an Afea Carer for 12 months before joining full-time as a Workforce Coordinator.
I joined as a Workforce Coordinator because I felt I needed something more to push me in helping others, and being able to match carers with our clients is very rewarding!
I want to do my part in being able to help clients get the care they need to enable them to live a fulfilling life.
This industry allows me to focus on client-centred practice and to do everything in my power to do what’s best for the client and their individual needs.
I just have this passion for helping others. I have always been this way and will continue to do my best in this area.
Why did you choose to join Afea?
I was just starting up to work as a support worker when a fellow student, who was studying with me, recommended that I go to Afea. She has previously worked here as a Care Coordinator, and she said it’s an amazing company that look after you and rewards hard work. I just needed that push in the right direction with regards to a good company, and she helped lead me here.
What’s the best thing about the company?
From what I have seen, Afea is very passionate about helping others, about going the extra mile to make the impossible happen. That is right up my alley.
The teams here are amazing and everyone is always so friendly and welcoming and very happy to help. I felt welcomed and part of the team instantly and I think this is why I have enjoyed my time here so much.
The Afean Way and the family feel makes it that much more special.
What is your proudest moment at Afea?
I can’t really pinpoint an exact proud moment! However, I always feel fulfilled going home on a Friday having rostered many carers for the week, and knowing that clients will have the support they need due to our hard work.
I feel very proud with how I handle my work and the challenges that come with this role, as well as how I’m able to contribute to my team’s success. Overall, I’m just happy to be here and be a part of the Afean family.
And now for the Fun Round…
What’s your favourite cuisine?
I love all food, don’t have a particular favourite but enjoy most cuisines, including Italian and Indian.
Do you have any pets? What are they like?
I have a six-month-old kitten, her name is Lexi and she is crazy and a ball of energy! But for me, she is perfect and wouldn’t change a thing about her. She is my world!