Melissa started working with Alliance Community in June 2018 and is based in our ACT office!
Melissa is an Allocations Coordinator for ACT (north side) disability. She also covers clinical recruitment and is a jack of all trades! Her role entails a bit of everything, including supervising a team of staff and clients.
“I am a nurse by profession. My nursing career was mainly home-based palliative care and home-based aged, community and disability care. I had to stop actively nursing due to personal circumstances so this role was the next step for me.
“I love the job that I do, I love my staff and clients and I have an amazing supportive team in the office which always helps… it’s like working in one big happy family. It’s a really comfortable place to work. The support that I feel working here at Alliance Community is second to none. I have never felt this supported in a position.
“My fondest memory working at Alliance Community would be being able to organise a roster and a team of Support Stars and clinical staff to allow a client to come home from hospital. This happened a few days prior to Christmas and I worked extremely hard to ensure they would be home.”
If you’re thinking of becoming a Support Star, Melissa’s one piece of advice is “DO IT!!! Being a Support Star is one of the most rewarding and amazing jobs ever. Being able to see what a difference can be made in someone’s life, by sometimes such simple acts… that is priceless!”
What is one fun fact about Melissa? She is absolutely obsessed with Motor Sport, especially NASCAR!
Melissa, Alliance Community ACT