At Jubilee Community Care, we are proud of our record in employing and retaining staff who are caring, well-trained and provide older people and their families with education and support. We achieve this by:
We are a leading organisation for the management of chronic illnesses including dementia with older people in Brisbane. We provide regular training to all our staff and we keep abreast of research in this area, and apply it where possible with our clients. Most importantly, we are compassionate, understanding and patient with our clients who have dementia.
All of our staff are empowered with comprehensive training, which assists them to undertake their roles in a professional and caring manner. We assist interested staff to complete their Certificate 3 and Certificate 4 in Aged Care services. Staff are encouraged to suggest training topics and staff-driven training occurs on a regular basis. These topics include, but are not limited to, falls prevention, chronic illness management, medication management, wellness and enablement.
We do not rely on a pool of casual employees. The majority of our staff are permanent and our work life balance is something that the management team encourage all employees to embrace with flexible work options available. It is important to Jubilee to nurture relationships between staff, clients and their families as being supported in your own home is something that takes great trust and therefore we invest in the right people for you. Our team takes great pride in matching support workers to clients based on schedules, needs and skills. By having a permanent team we are able to provide continuity in our clients’ care.
Darren Sonter ~ Executive Director
Contact Darren on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Courtney Webber ~ Client Care and Coordination Manager
Alex Hetherington ~ Business Improvement Manager
Kate Stephens ~ People and Culture Manager
I was excited by the prospect of joining Jubilee because I could see the same passion and empathy that drew me to my previous role. It is busy time for our sector, adjusting to the changes and challenges that all providers in the Home Care sector are facing. The ability to be part of building a workforce that is skilled, empathetic and passionate is really very exciting.
Contact Kate on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Deanne Garner ~ Quality and Training Officer
I have been a member of the Jubilee team since 2009. For four years, I worked as a support worker with our wonderful clients and then in the office as the Quality and Training Officer. I love working closely with our fabulous Jubilee team and relish any opportunity to get out and about in our community with our clients.
Contact Deanne on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Lorraine Kiss ~ Client Support Coordinator
I have a 26-year history of nursing in the UK. I was a ward sister, then managed a rehabilitation unit. Lastly, I worked in the community as a clinical coordinator in crisis management. The aim of this was to maintain people at home. I feel that my previous roles have provided a good grounding for my role as Client Support Coordinator at Jubilee Community Care. My role is very varied. I mostly like going out and meeting clients and their families.
Contact Lorraine on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Kristie Reed ~ Client Support Coordinator
Contact Kristie on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Michael Harvey ~ Finance and Administration Manager
Before joining Jubilee in early 2020 my career path included working for small to medium companies and a not-for-profit in Adelaide and more recently working in several contract roles in Brisbane. I also worked for more than 13 years for a multinational, spending six of those years in four overseas countries. I look forward to using these experiences in my role at Jubilee and I am proud to be part of this great organisation and look forward to many years of service.
Contact Michael on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Pam Stalley ~ Financial Administrator Assistant
Contact Pam on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Ronelle Coltham ~ Financial Administrator Assistant
Contact Ronelle on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Brigid Batchelor ~ Office Coordinator
I commenced with Jubilee Community Care in February 2014 and my current role is Office Coordinator working mainly in reception and rostering. I enjoy working in the small team environment at Jubilee with staff who are passionate and caring in all they do. We have a supportive and encouraging culture which extends to our clients and is evident in our growing list of support workers.
Contact Brigid on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Adele O’Halloran ~ Scheduler
Contact Adele on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Leigh Willett ~ Systems Support Officer
Contact Leigh on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Anushka Goonetilleke ~ Marketing and Communications Manager
I was appointed to provide advice and support to the Executive Director and Jubilee’s Management Committee in relation to brand, marketing & communication to ensure we are effectively engaging with all our stakeholders. It is an honour to join an organisation like Jubilee to showcase the important and necessary work done by our staff and support workers for our valued clients. In accordance with my cultural upbringing, I was taught from a young age to care for our elders, ensuring they are supported and nurtured in their later years, with dignity & respect and align with the mission, vision and ethos of Jubilee.
Prior to my appointment, I worked in a range of industries in Australia and overseas in an advisory capacity with not-for-profits, governments and multinational organisations. I have worked with start-ups, mining, oil & gas, financial services, education, health, law, international trade & investment, natural resources, IT, supply chain & logistics and membership-based organisation.
Born in Sri Lanka to a culturally & religiously diverse family during the time of a civil war, I have spent chapters of my life in Sri Lanka, Kenya and Australia. I am bilingual and also speak Sinhalese. Once upon a time, I was fluent in Swahili (national language of Kenya), Japanese and German with smatterings of Arabic & Spanish. I have a keen interest ancient & modern histories, architecture, art & culture, nature and hiking. Thanks to my work and interests, I have been fortunate to have lived in, worked and visited 50 countries throughout the world with hopes to visit more in my lifetime.
Contact Anushka on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Vicki Burden ~ Activities Officer
For 25 years, I was the Club Coordinator for CUA (Credit Union Australia). I would arrange day trips, short breaks away and overseas escorted holidays for members of CUA over the age of 55. In 2009, I decided it was time for a change and applied for the position of Activities Officer here at Jubilee. That was the best decision I have made! Jubilee Community Care is the best organisation I have ever worked for. Absolutely everyone is so caring and our clients are all delightful people with many stories to share with us !
Contact Vicki on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
Vidya Muthanna ~ Community Engagement Officer
Contact Vidya on 07 3871 3220 or by email.
This team of dedicated professionals support our skilled team of more than 70 committed support workers who are in our community supporting our clients.
Every year our clients are provided with a calendar, which includes every member of staff. This enables them to know who they are speaking to and who will be supporting them if they haven’t been introduced yet. As our team grows, we are now going to be updating these images twice a year.
We are always on the look out for caring people to join our team.
We would love to hear from you!