Meet our Employee Engagement Officer Nicole

Nicole came on secondment to the role of Employee Engagement Officer last August and loved it so much that she decided to stay on in the position.

Read our Q & A with Nicole below.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I am a proud Anaiwan/Kamilaroi Koori woman. I have four children and two grandchildren.

I moved to Brisbane 27 years ago, but I still go for the NSW Blues 😊

What’s your career background?

I was a teacher’s aide before starting in health.

I have been with ATSICHS Brisbane for 13 years. I started off at reception, then became the Allied Health and Specialist Coordinator, then moved into the Practice Support Supervisor role and over the years have acted in manager positions at 4/5 of the ATSICHS Brisbane medical clinics.

What does your role as Employee Engagement Officer entail?

My role involves:
• Managing and assisting recruitment activities which includes onboarding and offboarding of employees
• Identifying and managing staff training needs
• Rostering assistance, coordinating changes and payroll duties
• Creating relationships with internal and external agencies

What prompted you to work in the aged care sector?

I wanted a career change. I needed something challenging. I am enjoying my role at Jimbelunga and I look forward to the challenges and good times every day brings.

Why is working in the aged care sector rewarding to you?

I want to make a difference in the lives of our elders and residents.

What are you most looking forward to in your role?

I have a rapport with most of the residents and I love sitting down and having a yarn with them and hearing about their stories. I love that every day is different.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I love spending time with family and friends. I love painting, going to the movies, dancing and motorbike riding.

What is your most unique talent?

I can move my ears up and down haha