Bolton Clarke is the new face of RSL Care and RDNS.
We’re one of the nation’s largest and most experienced not-for-profit providers of independent living services for older Australians and anyone who needs our help in achieving the best possible quality of life and independence. Our combined experience of over 200 years of compassionate service means we can deliver the highest standard of professional support and clinical care.
Our services cover 3 main areas – At Home Support; Retirement Living and Residential Aged Care. Bolton Clarke At Home Support services are designed to help our clients live as independently as possible, wherever they live. We provide hands-on support and assistance covering expert clinical care from our home nurses to professional home assistance services delivered by our care workers.
Bolton Clarke Retirement Living communities are warm and welcoming places where our residents live independently, able to enjoy old interests or discover new ones and with the facilities and support to stay connected to the people and communities important to them.
Our Residential Aged Care communities are staffed 24/7 by a combination of expert nurses and dedicated care workers who can provide help at all times, including emergency situations.
Additionally, specialist services like dementia support and palliative care are available, and physiotherapists and other allied health professionals are ready to assist and support our residents. Bolton Clarke is also proud to have a world-renowned in-house research institute and a registered training organisation for our nurses and care workers.
Our long-held values have shaped our purpose and who we are. Bolton Clarke strives to help people live a life of fulfilment.
We treat people with dignity and respect
We act with empathy and integrity
We understand and respond to the individual needs of the person
We continually improve what we do via insights, research and innovation
Everything we do has a focus on keeping our clients and residents connected to the people, activities and communities that are important to them
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Life at Bolton Clarke
A range of career pathways and options available – some straight out of school
Supported study options with a number of graduate and entry-level opportunities
Study as you earn. Bachelor of nursing students can study part-time as personal care workers
Opportunities Australia wide. As one of Australia’s largest not for profit providers of aged care
Chefs, hotel services, allied health, personal care, domestic assistants, physiotherapists, administrators – the list goes on…there is a job for everyone!
Flexible working with part-time and full-time opportunities to suit your lifestyle
People first. Easy to say, not always easy to do.
Often, it’s the small things that are the mark of a real ‘people person’ – and these are the people we love to have on our team. People who are good listeners. People genuinely interested in others. Those who love a good chat, and those who look to do the small, everyday acts that make a real difference.
Our purpose, to strive to help people live a life of fulfilment, also extends to our team through empowering an environment of learning and growth to unlock their potential. To enable learning and growth at Bolton Clarke we have built our learning and development offering to not only support our people in providing our clients with an amazing service but also offering a wide range of education and development activities to support growth in every stage in your career.
The Bolton Clarke Learning and Organisation Development team offers courses aimed at equipping our team with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver better health and quality of life for our clients while connecting with our organisation’s purpose.
Career profiles – what does a job at Bolton Clarke look like?
Brooke Searles and Julieann Dickson have both started their careers in aged care within out At Home Support Services team servicing the Rockhampton, Gladstone and Yeppoon region of Queensland.
The pair have been working with the team since June and have taken a real shine to the industry and are keen to pursue their interest in health, wellness and improving the lives of others.
Brooke has a true passion and commitment to healthcare completing a Certificate III in aged care through a school-based traineeship plus additional first aid, CPR, manual handling and mental health training.
“I really enjoy helping others and aged care is a great industry to work in as I want to pursue a career in nursing. I am learning how to care for my clients with different behaviours and learn their individual preferences,” Brooke said.
“The team has been very supportive and helpful while the clients are lovely. I have already received good feedback from them and it’s very rewarding to hear.
“Aged care is an extremely rewarding career to practice; you learn more every day while making a difference in people’s lives. If you’re a caring person who enjoys having responsibility, then aged care is a great occupation to follow.”
Journey to Careers Success
Our people are the heart and soul of our organisation and we support the community.
Robyn Kane from At Home Support shares her passion for the work she does, her pride in working with other like-minded colleagues and her journey so far.
Onwards and upwards
Robyn started out as a primary nurse delivering care in a low socioeconomic area some 25 years ago with a background in trauma and plastic reconstructive surgery developing skills in chromic wound care. She progressed from Registered nurse to Clinical Co-ordinator, supervising staff on the road before moving into senior management roles. Apart from being proud of her longevity with organisations Robyn continued to expand and build her knowledge and practice through tertiary educations.
From direct care, to team management, Robyn now heads up Service Development, impacting he lived of our clients every day.
Riding the waved of change
Be it regulatory reform of technology and process changes, embracing change has been an important driver throughout her career and thriving in a transforming environment and the opportunity that it brings.
“I’ve had great support and mentoring in my career here particulary in the last couple of years where I’ve worked closely with many people who aren in support roles behind the scenes,” said Robyn.
“The former Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce visited one of our Veterans. She is an amazing woman who spent quality time during her visit and her rapport with the client, his family and all in the room was inspiring.” Robyn shared.
“I enjoy what I do, working with some great people towards attaining our goals – despite the challenges aline the way. I see the next few years as being an exciting time with many opportunities for an innovative and energetic organisation, but of course always remembering that at the centre of what we do are our clients.”
Assistant Centre Manager
National HomeCare Manager
Head of Service Development
With Bolton Clarke, you can have a career that grows and develops as you do.
Become a Volunteer with Bolton Clarke!
Make a difference in your community and the lives of our residents by providing support, fun and companionship!
Come gain exposure to the aged care industry and find out if this could be the right career choice for you all while helping make a difference in your community and the lives of our residents. Start today by volunteering!
As a volunteer with Bolton Clarke you can help maintain important social connections for our residents by providing support, fun and companionship. It also provides a truly unique opportunity as a young person to build intergenerational relationships allowing you to learn from our residents while also helping them and maybe teaching them something new too.
By volunteering not only will you be supporting our residents you will also:
Gain a unique insight into the aged care environment and explore if it is the right career choice for you
Meet new people and be part of a community
Lean new skills and enjoy new experiences
Challenge yourself and develop personally in a supportive environment
Gain a sense of fulfilment from helpings others all while having fun!
Volunteers with Bolton Clarke are a minimum of 15 years old. Our team will work with you to find the best role that suits you based on your interests and availability. Things volunteers currently do include:
Sharing art and craft skills
Playing board games
Sharing technology skills
Sitting and chatting with residents
All volunteering with Bolton Clarke is subject to an application proccess, successful background checks and requires a flu vaccination.
In this episode of Exploring Careers, we chat with Jacinta from Bolton Clarke to discover the amazing career possibilities available in aged and residential care.
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Unfortunately there are currently no positions available at Bolton Clarke, please check back soon.
ACN Nursing & Health Virtual Expo
Come and meet Bolton Clarke
April 24, 2021 |
The ACN Nursing & Health Virtual Expo is the perfect place to discover and progress your career in the nursing and health professions. The ACN Nursing & Health Virtual Expo has a strong reputation for connecting visitors with a range of organisations including hospitals, health care services, educational institutions and specialty nursing groups. There are a wealth of products and services on show and visitors gain practical take-home advice and skills in a series of complimentary educational seminars. If you are a nurse, currently studying nursing or considering a career in the nursing or health professions, then this Expo is for you.