Caring Carol a shining example
AGED care worker Carol Elliott is Yorke Peninsula’s Employee of the Year. The enrolled nurse from Barunga Village, at Port Broughton, was recognised at the 2010 Yorke Peninsula Celebration of Employment Awards earlier this month.
She has been employed at the retirement village, aged care centre and independent living facility since 1997 and has worked in several roles.
She co-ordinates the health team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programs for residents in her current position as continence nurse.
She also has mentored other staff and is studying a bachelor of nursing through a scholarship awarded by the Royal College of Nursing Association.
Barunga Village was also named the Medium-sized Employer of the Year at the awards, which acknowledge the work of businesses and employees in the Yorke Peninsula community.
The community-owned, not-for-profit organisation provides work in a range of industries, including aged care, administration, hospitality and trades, for more than 60 staff.
Business manager Maureen Coffey says an organisation is only as good as its people.
‘‘It’s fantastic that our people, being staff, residents, volunteers, families and friends, have been recognised for their good work as part of the Yorke Peninsula community,’’ she says.