Capecare expands team with Pacific Island carers through PALM scheme

Capecare welcomes more workers from the Pacific Islands

West Australian not-for-profit provider Capecare, has expanded its workforce by welcoming four Pacific Island carers through its partnership with HealthX and the Federal Government’s Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme. This is the second intake by Capecare after welcoming six new carers from Fiji early last year.

The carers, hailing from Kiribati, will undergo training and join Capecare’s team as fully qualified carers. The program allows the Pacific Island carers to work with Capecare for four years, ensuring a consistent and reliable workforce for the facility, situated south of Perth on the beautiful Geographe Bay.

Capecare Acting CEO Philippa Ayre said the program had been extremely successful and made a significant difference to Capecare’s ability to source a sustainable workforce.

“We have been so fortunate to have Beta, Aggie, Kaeko and Tuane join Capecare, they have seamlessly become part of the team and our residents already love them.”

HealthX, an approved employer under the PALM scheme, facilitated the recruitment and sponsorship of the workers.

The new team members were welcomed with a traditional Aussie BBQ lunch at Capecare’s Busselton aged care facility.

Capecare is Western Australia’s largest regional-based independent aged care provider, serving the needs of older individuals in the Capes Region for over 60 years.

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