Home Help wins top jobs gong

AtWork Australia’s employer liaison officer Gail Kegie, support worker Paremata Harana, employee Anne-Marie Jones, Armadale Home Help chief executive Cheryl Samborski, At Work Australia manager Julie Steer and gardener Michael Rossiter celebrate the win. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d411209
AtWork Australia’s employer liaison officer Gail Kegie, support worker Paremata Harana, employee Anne-Marie Jones, Armadale Home Help chief executive Cheryl Samborski, At Work Australia manager Julie Steer and gardener Michael Rossiter celebrate the win. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d411209

The organisation, which helps elderly people and those with disabilities stay out of institutional care, received its award at a gala dinner in Sydney last week.

Sally Sinclair, chief executive of the National Employment Services Association (NESA) which hosted the awards, said that while Armadale Home Help served community members it also extended that help to its employees.

She said many of its casual staff members had disabilities, criminal records, or were seniors or Indigenous, people who sometimes faced significant employment barriers ” but the not-for-profit group’s ‘fair go’ system had helped them to stay employed and independent.

AtWork Australia Armadale employer liaison officer Gail Kegie, the employment services provider that works most closely with Armadale Home Help and nominated it for the award, said it even helped job seekers find work elsewhere when it could not employ them.

‘They look past the resume’