Our staff have helped make Brightwater Care group a leader in aged and disability care in Western Australia since 1901. We’re proud of our reputation for providing quality and personalised care to our residents and clients.
If you share our values of care, learning, innovation and people, please consider joining our amazing team. We offer fulfilling careers and flexible employment options.
But don’t just take our word for it. Read what our staff have to say about working for Brightwater.
Wendy, Coordinator of Volunteer Services
In a nice turn of events, Brightwater’s Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Wendy Delahoy-Bianchi, joined Brightwater 14 years ago as a volunteer.
James, Multi-skilled Disability Support Worker
James Blaye says empowering residents to reach their goals is one of the most satisfying aspects of his role as a multi-skilled disability support worker and lifestyle coordinator at our Marangaroo site.
Stephen, Administration Assistant
Stephen Gwilliams is Brightwater At Home – Currambine’s administration assistant, with responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of client funding and accounts.
Marysia, Registered Nurse
When Marysia Misan took her first look at Brightwater’s Kingsley residential aged care facility, she knew Brightwater was where she wanted to work.
Belinda, Social Worker
Belinda Veary is a social worker at our Brightwater Oats Street rehabilitation facility for people who have experienced an acquired brain injury (ABI).
Maureen, Administration Assistant
Maureen Dixon has been part of the Brightwater team for 25 years, starting as a carer before becoming an administration assistant at Joondalup residential aged care. Her duties include rostering, ordering, conducting audits, preparing for accreditation and supporting staff. She also enjoys liaising with residents’ families.
“I feel passionate about supporting our residents, particularly those with dementia who aren’t always able to advocate for themselves. The working environment at Brightwater is team focussed, and the supervisors and staff will always go the extra mile for each other,” says Maureen.
Nicky, Senior Psychologist
Originally from Newcastle in the UK, senior clinical psychologist Dr Nicky Brosnan said she quickly felt part of the team when she joined Brightwater’s Oats St rehabilitation service. “My role involves working with clients and their families to help establish their needs and hopes for the future. I also attend team meetings and reviews,” said Nicky.
“I value the opportunity to do presentations on acquired brain injury (ABI), for example to the NDIS and the University of Western Australia,” she said.
“The Oats St team is fabulous – everyone is friendly and respectful, and our ideas and thoughts are listened to by management.”
Tim, Manager Disability Accommodation Services
Manager of disability accommodation services, Tim Lo, says Brightwater has provided him with rewarding career opportunities as well as amazing friendships. With a background in occupational therapy, Tim worked in Singapore and WA’s South-West before joining Brightwater. He started as the care manager for our Ellison, Marangaroo, Manning, Maylands and Balcatta sites in 2008.
His next role was allied health consultant, then operations manager for disability services, before being appointed manager of disability accommodation services. He leads and manages the team that looks after supported accommodation across Brightwater.“As well as managing staff and resources, I’m responsible for ensuring the financial viability of sites and support services, especially during the transition to NDIS,” Tim said.
“My other projects include exploring a new disability accommodation model with a housing provider and working with the Mental Health Commission to provide supported accommodation for people with psychosocial disabilities.”
Tim says his job is very dynamic, particularly given the current changes in the disability sector, but the absolute highlight is working with committed and passionate colleagues. “We have an inclusive, collaborative and accountable workplace culture, and our staff always focus on what’s best for the client,” he said.
Tracy, Client Coordinator, Brightwater At Home – South
Tracy Mackintosh says liking people and problem solving have been the keys to her success as the client coordinator of home care packages for our Brightwater At Home South Office. Tracy says her previous work managing tenancies and clients in the social housing sector provided her with strong transferrable skills to managing services and clients in her current role.
“An important part of my role is undertaking client reviews and determining if extra services are needed. I like how my role is varied and there is a need to be flexible,” she said. Tracy said her manager and colleagues had made her feel welcome and supported since she joined the Brightwater At Home team. “I love what I do and I highly recommend Brightwater as an employer.”
Wendy, Community Integration Coordinator, Oats Street
With her employment spanning 26 years’, Wendy Foote is one of the original staff members from our Oats St disability service. The community integration coordinator, Wendy supports clients as they progress through their rehabilitation.
She prepares applications to the Housing Authority and the Disability Services Commission and liaises with these and other agencies during the client discharge process.
“Brightwater offers a flexible and friendly workplace, where open, two-way communication is encouraged,” said Wendy. “I really enjoy working with people with acquired brain injury (ABI). I’m conscious that at any given moment, it could happen to any one of us.”
Zain, Occupational Therapist, Brightwater at Home
Zain Tan says you can’t get more variety as an occupational therapist than that offered by Brightwater At Home. This service provides a wide range of practical support to clients to help them to continue to live at home.
“It’s not like working in a hospital or even a disability care facility, with Brightwater At Home you get to see the whole spectrum of a client’s recovery process,” said Zain. “I work with a wide variety of clients and I also liaise closely with their families,” he said.
“I enjoy the one-on-one contact with clients and the opportunity to see the full progress of their rehabilitation. “We have a cohesive team of allied health professionals and we support each other well. It’s great to work with like-minded people.”
Zain’s role involves assessing a client’s physical capacity and their home environment and then trying to eliminate any mismatch between the two. For example, it could involve addressing shower or kitchen access issues by offering the client physical training, securing equipment and/or arranging home modifications.
He also monitors the progress of his clients and investigates further funding opportunities for them. “I’m all about problem-solving, reassuring my clients and managing unreasonable fear. Truthful communication with clients and their families is essential. I always try and be cheerful and non-judgemental in my interaction with clients, and they seem to appreciate that.”