Bridgeview Care – Support Worker Collective – Breakfast Event Show Notes – July 2020

Bridgeview Care – Support Worker Collective – Breakfast Event Show Notes – July 2020

Thank you to all our passionate care sector professionals for joining our latest Support Worker Collective!

Our collective goal is to create sustainable social impact and continue solving our mammoth challenge of an ageing population. Listen to more about the Support Worker Collective:

We were so grateful that our passionate care professional attendees wanted to share their immediate challenges facing our providers and support workers, including:
  • Keeping up to date day by day as news changes with COVID. Balancing act everyday
  • How to best support our managers to nurture and retain our Support Workers on the front line
  • Meeting demands Victoria right now, however meeting demands over next 1 to 30 years is an equal challenge!
  • Ensuring accountability of providers to be robust and consistent in governance from facility to facility
  • Support workers have limited financial savings as they head into retirement
  • Focusing on better utilisation of Support Workers through better rostering and recruiting the right people
  • Large staff turnover, however maintaining turnover during COVID. Finding the right people with the right skill sets.
  • 80,000 support Workers estimated to return in next 5 years, whilst demand continues to grow
  • If one of our facilities are stood down with a COVID outbreak, challenging to find a B team to replace
  • Meeting growth large demands, whist support worker attrition is moving us in the other direction

We then heard from Bridgeview Care’s strategic recruitment specialist and director, Ruairi Flynn, on a powerful case study in solving support worker attrition at scale:

Finally, we were fortunate to then hear the experiences and opportunities in leveraging a migrant workforce as part of your support worker strategy from Bridgeview Care’s migration law specialist, Sofia Maniam:

Looking forward to seeing you all at the next Support Workforce Collective breakfast event (or webinar as is most likely over the coming 6 months!). 🙂

 

Extending your Workforce Quickly

Extending your Workforce Quickly

Case Study:

In 2018 & 2019 we worked with Healthcare Australia www.healthcareaustralia.com.au in designing and implementing a Business strategy designed to help them grow their presence in the aged care and disability sector.
This resulted in our placement of 50 Consultants with HCA throughout Australia.
Each of these consultants were assigned specific Geographical areas (including rural regions) and within these regions they were responsible for generating new support workers for their Business.

The result?
HCA generated approximately 2,500 extra care workers resulting in a projected $60 Million in revenue.

Alongside this having 50 Consultants assigned to manage these extra support workers meant they themselves were well supported and had a point of contact at all times.
In essence, the care worker was cared for too.
This led not only to a greater number of support workers but a significant increase in the retention and longevity of those generated too.

Get to know what drives the founder of BRIDGEVIEW Care

Get to know what drives the founder of BRIDGEVIEW Care

Joel Nicholson isn’t afraid to challenge a decision. His first foray into work was as a teenager in a fish shop, where he says he learned “the classics”; customer service and people skills. “But after about three weeks I got sacked,” he says. “I went back to the boss and said, ‘That can’t be right’. He took me back in.”