RSL LifeCare employs over 3,000 people across NSW and the ACT in a range of occupations.
Our size provides both security and opportunity for employees. It also provides a working environment with advanced procedures and processes to support staff in every facet of the organisation.
We are an award-winning organisation, an innovator of systems and programs which advance the quality care of our residents.
There are a variety of careers at RSL LifeCare
RSL LifeCare offers a wide range of roles including:
- Care Staff
- Recreation Staff
- Enrolled Nurses
- Registered Nurses
- Allied Health Staff
- Office Management and Administration
- Hospitality Services (catering, cleaning, laundry)
- Gardening & Maintenance
- Learning & Development
Stories from our people
I enjoy listening to residents’ histories; their stay with us is such a small part of very long lives. As staff, we see them most days and so become part of each others lives. I often discover that many have achieved amazing things and I love listening to their stories.
I have studied and progressed within aged care from a Certificate 3 level to Enrolled Nurse and this year have commenced studies as a Registered Nurse. My future plan includes remaining within the Aged care Sector. I aspire one day to be Clinical Manager.
I was born and raised in the Philippines and took the opportunity given by my Auntie to study in Australia in 2010, after receiving my Nursing Registration back home. I enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing – Graduate Entry at University of Western Sydney. Whilst studying, I worked for a casually as an AIN in Governor Phillip Manor and another aged care facility. When the opportunity arose I applied for the New Graduate Program at the RSL LifeCare. I have now been working with the RSL Lifecare for 5 years. I’ve been given the opportunity to enhance my skills, knowledge and experience and I have grown to be more passionate and dedicated to my work. I see the opportunity of progressing my career and profession within the RSL Lifecare organization.
I have to admit that I have adopted them as my extended family and therefore their needs are my priority. Like their families who have entrusted the care of their loved ones to us, I try to anticipate their needs and spend time with them. One of those things is having time to listen to their memories. I have learnt so much from them. Some of these people have raised large families in times of hardship especially during the Second World War. Some have suffered tragedies that I have only read about, these people have lived it.
Some have moved their families to a totally different country to give their children a better life away from the support of their extended families. We need to honor our elderly and I can’t imagine doing anything else other than what I am doing today.
Watching how the nurses cared for my grandmother in her last years convinced me that I wanted a career within the aged care industry. I have now been a carer for four years and it has been a thoroughly educating and enjoyable experience. I love my job; the impact that I am making to someone’s quality of life makes coming to work each day worthwhile. I have the privilege of taking care of them as well as being part of their every day life, listening to them and enjoying their different personalities and needs.
After spending most of my working life in various roles in the retail industry then raising a family and taking care of my mother I always had great admiration for the Aged Care Workers I would come in contact with. When the opportunity came for me to have a career change I was very blessed to obtain a position with RSL LifeCare in an aged care facility. I go home at the end of each day and feel so good that I have helped the residents in some way, whether it is personal care, giving them a hug when they need it, making them a cup of tea or just having a chat about their life experiences.
To me caring for the residents at John Edmondson VC Gardens is the most fulfilling and rewarding job I have ever had and I feel very privileged to be a part of this wonderful facility.
It is a privilege to be involved in an organisation that serves the community with such dedication. During ANZAC Day I took part in a very emotional and meaningful service, the memory of which will stay with me forever. I have observed that there is a great commitment by the staff towards care of the residents; it is wonderful and so motivating to be part of such a caring team.
I have grown up in Austral and it is so great to see my young children enjoy the things I did when I was young. Living and working in the Austral community is a blessing, surrounded my some amazing people.
I enjoy working for RSL LifeCare and love all of my residents. There is always a new story to tell, along with some great laughs. I love the fact that we can all come together when needed and help and support each other. It is like I have gained another family.
I really enjoy working at Chauvel Village Goonellabah. The residents here are such characters. It makes your day to come to work and see what will happen: they can be funny, they can be serious, they are all different, some tell jokes and some tell you too much at times, but each and every one of them have a soft and lovely side; you just want to give them a big hug. Working here I think has made me a better person, calmer, and more thoughtful, thanks to the residents.
I am always telling people that I have the best job in the world. There is so much history and life experience in every person we care for in the Village. I truly feel it is a privilege that these wonderful residents chose to share their days, time and stories with me and I am grateful to their families for allowing us to share their parent or grandparents with us. I love spend time with residents doing the activities, we laugh so much and I have learnt that Bingo must be taken very seriously! I love that I get to laugh with residents everyday, to help them and their families through difficult times and also cry with them in times of sadness and loss. I get to spend my days with wonderful people who share their life stories with us. This is why I have the best job in the world.
I have been here at Albert Moore Gardens for two years now. I started working as a carer and then started working in the kitchen occasionally. I now work full time in the kitchen.
The three most important things in my life are my family, my farm, horses and other animals. On several occasions I have brought my animals from the farm in to see the residents. Once I brought my pony in and the residents loved that. On another occasion I brought my rabbits, birds and other animals to the home for a visit. Last year on our family fun day in June my husband and I brought a mini farm with a pony, some goats, and piglets and a little puppy. They were all very popular with the residents who loved to see and to hold the smaller ones.
I have worked at Hugh Cunningham Gardens, formally known as Mariner Park for over 10 years. I am a hairdresser by trade and still work as a hairdresser one day a week for the residents. The other four days, I work in Administration and at Reception. Prior to that I worked as a carer for many years and have also worked as the Infection Control Officer at Hugh Cunningham Gardens.
I’ve also been lucky to be able to travel extensively. I’ve travelled all over Europe, including England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. I’ve also enjoyed some amazing holidays in Asia.
I love my job as it is very rewarding and I really enjoy my days in hairdressing for the pleasure that it brings to the residents. For my hairdressing days, I have compiled some photos on the digital photo frame of my travels around the world which I play through the day - I call this armchair travel. The residents really love this as they often reminisce because they have either been to some of these countries themselves or have come from there. I feel fortunate to be able to incorporate this into my working week.
Hi, my name is Taylor Farrell and I’m one of the care staff at Roy Wotton Gardens. I was born in Pambula in 1995 and I have always lived in Eden. Before I became a carer I completed an apprenticeship in hairdressing. I then decided to go back to school and become a Registered Nurse. I am now about to start the second year of my Bachelor of Nursing out of the University of Wollongong Bega campus. I am really enjoying the career path I have chosen with nursing and look forward to many more opportunities and experiences in the future.
Before I came to work here I studied at Tocal Agricultural College for two years and then worked as a Jillaroo for 12 months at Forbes and local dairy farms. I then completed my qualifications for Aged Care and started working at Lara over five years ago. I really enjoy my time at work with my colleagues and our residents. It makes my day when I know I’ve put some happiness into their day. I now know that Aged Care is for me and not farm work.
My career has seen me working across surgical, theatres, medical & rehabilitation nursing, infection control, injury management and work health and safety for NSWHealth.
I've been working at Peter Sinclair Gardens for almost four years. I commenced as a Registered Nurse, and have had the luxury of having experienced managers mentor me, and great colleagues working with me as I progressed to aged care management as Care Manager last year.
Whilst the position has its challenges, I find my role rewarding in so many ways. It is a privilege to care for my residents. I particularly enjoy facility events and dressing up. I enjoy their smiles, their stories and how they make me feel when they are content.
I chose this company because of the veteran culture. I have family members whom served in past wars, and family members who lost their lives in war. My family and I moved to the area to slow down a little having left busy corporate positions, and to enjoy the lifestyle in this beautiful town. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, spending time on the beach and planning my next holiday as I love to travel, though nothing will top my last holiday to Africa.
I enjoy the challenges that working in aged care brings, as we strive for excellence in the provision of resident centred care. I work with a great team, with extensive corporate team support, and I look forward to many more years in the company.
I joined RSL LifeCare in 2013 at Remembrance Village, and so enjoyed working in our facility that I even asked my wife, Michelle, to work with us. I still remember both of us were deeply attracted by those fascinating photos around the building when we first started working here, and the atmosphere is so different comparing with any other aged care facilities we worked for.
I lived in Sydney for 5 years and completed my Bachelor of Nursing Course at the Australian Catholic University prior to moving to Wagga Wagga, and worked in another local nursing home for three years. I started as an RN with RSL LifeCare, and then trained to be a Peer Support & Assessor. I was also Care Manager here for two years which was an honor, but have since returned to the floor as a Registered Nurse as I found I missed the everyday “hands on” interaction with our residents.
I came into the caring role for purely selfish reasons. I could feel good about myself and it also filled the hole of the empty nest! Then, it wasn’t any longer about me. Rather it became about having a positive effect on those whose lives I have been honoured to contribute towards. I became one of those lucky people who actually loves’ their job.
Having recently relocated, I jumped at the chance of being able to work at Teloca, and enter the Aged Care Sector. The staff at Teloca were very welcoming, answered my thousands of questions very patiently and shared their knowledge willingly. Carers and support workers are just that, amazing caring individuals, who love nothing better than providing exceptional care to those they support.
The Aged Care sector also comes with a myriad of different challenges. Dementia, behaviours, poor skin integrity, depression, Alzheimer’s, pain management etc. That is what keeps the mind working, the job challenging and each day different to the one before.
I have had a few different jobs over the years including real estate, slaughter floor in the abattoirs and bartending. I finally found my place in Aged Care 25 years ago. I have an honest compassion and respect for the elderly and I feel honoured that I can come to work each day and leave knowing I have made a difference in someone’s life. My lovely partner in life also works at Teloca so not only do I get told what to do at home, I get told what to do at work as well, and believe me she enjoys it.
I moved to Australia from New Zealand 38 years ago and became an official Australian Citizen in 2016. I have now been living in Condobolin for 12 years with 7 of those 12 years working at the facility. I love working here because in such a small community the residents that we nurse are either from within our small town or from towns around the area. This gives me and other staff a strong connection with the residents as they have been valued members of the community we live in, and we know many of them well. To look after the elderly is an honour as our residents depend greatly on us. We really need to listen to the residents and provide them with love and friendships that they deserve. This facility is not just their home but everyone in it becomes a close friend which could also be considered as one big family. After completing my Certificate 3 and 4 in aged care I then chose to further my understanding specifically in dementia and mental illness which has really given me a great understanding of the Dementia Specific Unit. Instead of finding dementia intimidating, I find it interesting and challenging which is what I really love.
I was born into a large family in the Philippines but moved to Queensland, Australia with my husband in 2014 with the hope to settle down and start a better future. I worked in a retirement home rotating from kitchen to care staff. My husband was then offered a job sponsorship which allowed us to stay in Australia so we moved to Condobolin where I began working in the kitchen but am now working as a Care Service Employee. Both of my parents passed which is a big part of why my dream was to work with the elderly as I really enjoy their company. I am currently pregnant and looking forward to starting a family with my husband. I love working in all areas at the facility but especially in the Dementia Unit as it is very rewarding. I enjoy singing songs to the residents and along with them as well and it is always a very relaxed environment. I love being in Australia and look forward to many more years living here.
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