New St Luke’s Anglicare boss says teamwork is the key
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
ST Luke’s Anglicare’s new regional boss believes the key to providing efficient welfare services is to work closely with other agencies.
Carolyn Wallace said such co-operation was vital to providing services at a local level.
“It’s got to be delivered in a way that is well connected with other services,” she said.
“Local partnerships are really important in a region like Albury.”
Ms Wallace’s appointment was announced yesterday, although she will not start in the job until March 30.
She will leave her position as director of sustainable communities for the Mount Alexander Shire, based onCastlemaine.
Before that, she was community and cultural development manager for the Bendigo Council, manager at the Loddon Campaspe Centre Against Sexual Assault and senior policy officer at the Victorian Council of Social Services.
In her St Like’s Anglicare role, she will manage services in Albury, Deniliquin, Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Kyneton, Castlemaine, Maryborough, Swan Hill and Echuca.
Anglicare’s Victoria chief Paul McDonald said it was excited to have someone of Ms Wallace’s calibre leading lead St Luke’s services across the Loddon Mallee region.
He said Ms Wallace had an impressive history of achievements in the areas of youth and community work.
Ms Wallace said she would tour the region, includingAlbury, in her first month in the job.
“There’s been great initiatives in mental health services in Albury that I’ve read about, so I’m looking forward to finding out about that,” she said.
“It’s about growing the good work that’s already there.
“There’s a great history and tradition to build on (with St Luke’s) and I look forward to listening to and understanding where things are at.
“I want to encourage the growth and development of our organisation up there.”
Ms Wallace said St Luke’s role in the Albury region included dealing with financial hardships for farming and rural families.
“Being able to respond to that in a way that is sensitive and respectful is really important, as it is for all organisations,” she said.
“There’s real opportunities in that region, too, because you’ve got some really strong communities and smaller towns where people know and support each other well.”
Anglicare Victoria is the state’s largest out-of-home care provider, supporting more than 80,000 disadvantaged children, young people and adults every year.
St Luke’s merged with Anglicare Victoria in August.
St Luke’s staff work to address local issues and support people through services such as foster care, residential care, financial counselling, Gambler’s Help, youth homelessness assistance, mental health support and family and child welfare.
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