COVID-19 is creating a perfect storm of high-quality job applicants for the sector. It is also seeing a sharp rise in the number of people who have lost their jobs setting up businesses in care services to provide in-home care to aged and disability service providers.
"Traditionally, aged and disability care providers have struggled to attract high numbers of industry qualified and experienced staff," Just Better Care Melbourne Bayside and South East, Human Resources Coordinator, Corinna Wood, said today.
"Now with people experiencing job losses across other service sectors due to COVID, this is changing."
"We are receiving 60 percent more applications than usual."
"Some new hires have excellent experience in customer service, so there’s potential to be very suited for the disability and aged care sectors."
"A lot of applicants are looking for a temporary job before things get back to normal, which we understand. However, there is hope that people will come to the industry out of necessity and stay out of enjoyment. Our industry is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling professions out there, and a lot of people only realise that once they get in it."
Across Australia Just Better Care provides in-home care and disability support services, supporting people to live independently.