Meet our team of caring, compassionate professionals, dedicated to providing you and your family the best in-home care and support for your individual needs and preferences.
After a successful corporate career Jim recognised a real need in our community to provide seniors with the option to remain living in their own homes safely and independently. Jim was inspired to make a difference in the Sydney community with Home Instead Senior Care and is proud to provide high quality in-home care, compansionship and support services for seniors of Sydney's Lower North Shore.
Anna has over 15 years’ experience in the Heath and Aged Care Industry. Her knowledge and experience with change management, strategic planning and implementing operational policies and procedures are just some of aspects she brings to her role.
Anna started working with HISC in February 2018 as a CAREGiverand believes that her experience as a CAREGivergives her a unique understanding and appreciation for people, and as such Anna believes this will make a positive impact with her role as Operations Manager.
Anna is extremely passionate about empowering and helping others. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”– Albert Einstein
What attracted Shavina to Home Instead is ‘caring for the elderly in their own home and the flexibility to work her own hours’. It was also, the Home Instead byline ‘To us, its personal’, that really sealed the deal! This is exactly how Shavina lives her life, with each personal interaction that brings out the best in people.
Shavina was looking to make a difference through her personal approach and 30 years combined expertise in the Caring Industry. Shavina’s professional background includes working as a Psychologist, Café & Catering business Owner and Area Manager for Disability and Support organization, Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
After three years of experiencing the joy of CAREGiving a new opportunity came up as a CARE Manager. What makes Shavina day, is to make her clients feel valued, empowered and significant.
When Shavina is not working she enjoys cooking, good food and wine, and best of all sharing it with others.
Christine worked as a Chef for twenty years before she found her niche working for ‘Meals on Wheels’ and cooking for seniors and other vulnerable people in the community.
After getting married and having her son, Christine changed career paths and joined Home Instead Senior Care as a CAREGiver in 2011. It wasn’t long before she began helping in the office with scheduling shifts, receiving after hours phone calls, producing the monthly newsletter and involvement in the WH&S committee.
As Client Care Coordinator, Christine enjoys providing excellent customer service to clients and CAREGiver’s every day.
Sarah comes from a background in Graphic Design and secretarial work. Since 2012 she has worked as a CAREGiver and has recently taken on the additional role as part time Client Care Coordinator.
Sarah has an Certificate III in Aged Care, Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts and 6a certificate in Secretarial Studies and Certificate in Graphic Design.
Sarah is committed to making a positive impact in people's lives and providing informed and effective assistance to clients and caregivers in a professional and compassionate manner.
Carolyn loves people and that’s what attracted her to Home Instead Senior Care in 2016.
Carolyn is our Community Engagement Officer and takes a lot of pride in promoting our Home Care Services for Aged Care clients in many organisations such as hospitals, doctor’s surgeries and community councils. Carolyn started as a CAREGiver which provided her with three years of hands-on experience. This has provided her with a passion to promote Home Instead, because as she say’s “to me it’s personal”.
Carolyn is naturally client centred which she developed while working in her roles as Customer Service Manager and Client Liaison Manager with other corporate companies. A highlight for her in her previous Sales and Marketing role was receiving an annual Business Retention Award.
Carolyn Loves photography and the beach.
Felicity is passionate about ensuring the elderly live life to the full as they age. It was when her Dad was affected by a stroke that she saw firsthand the importance of kindness, patience, compassion and empathy demonstrated by care workers that she knew what industry she was heading towards. Felicity started with Home Instead in 2018, learning all the different aspects of the business while completing Cert 3 – Individual Support in Aged Care.
Felicity enjoys line dancing, jogging and a good joke.
Jacob trained and worked in Environmental science before joining Home Instead Senior Care. Jacob realized his career strengths involved building relationships, maintaining a positive attitude and supporting others.
Jacobs finds working as a Client Care Coordinator very rewarding, as he says “I get to assist older people to live safely and comfortably at home by matching the right CAREGiver to meet their individual CARE needs. It’s a win/win. Plus, I get to work with some great people in the CAREGiving team and office.”
Jacob enjoys all things outdoors, like fishing, camping and gardening. Indoors, you will find Jacob playing his acoustic guitar. It’s no wonder Jacob is so chilled!
Arturo is new to the Aged Care industry, however with his previous experience in IT he has quickly adapted to the systems and the procedures within the office.
Arturo is happy to be a part of the Home Instead Senior Care team and enjoys his role as a Client Co-ordinator.
Kim has a background in HR & training and Hospitality management in New Zealand before starting a family. Kim’s interest in aged care started when aged sixteen she assisted in caring for her Nana diagnosed with Motor Neuron disease. Kim loves people and this role sees her selecting unique individuals that care about the elderly, can empathise, build trust and be reliable.
“My role is to select and support our CAREGivers to make a difference every day in the lives of our clients”.
James is a knowledgeable trainer, with more than 12 years' experience in the Aged Care industry. With our CAREGivers, he continuously aims to improve aspects of communications and techniques that are often overlooked. He uses life experiences to tell stories and raise awareness and makes everyone feel at ease. Down to earth, with a great sense of humour and full of confidence, James encourages each and every one of our CAREGivers to give 110% to each client.