Proving it’s never too late for a career change, Kim spent two decades as a dental assistant and 17 years in a distribution centre, before making the change to the disability sector at the age of 61.
After completing her final Certificate III in Individual Support placement with Cara, she was offered a role supporting customers in the Adelaide Hills.
“Working in disability was something I was always interested in doing, long before I even became a dental nurse,” Kim said.
“When I left the distribution centre, I took a year off to study individual support and fulfil the dream I had years ago.”
After three-and-a-half years at Cara, Kim finds the role just as rewarding as ever.
“If you’re thinking about a job in disability, I would say give it a go and you’ll soon see not only the difference it makes in someone else’s life, but the huge difference it makes in your own life.”
Cara is always on the hunt for compassionate and dedicated Support Workers. Visit cara.org.au/careers to find out more.
Image description: Kim with customer James, watering James’s garden.
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