Meet Clare Lampkin
Welcome to our Meet the Team articles. Helping you get to know the wonderful staff at Southern Cross Care Tasmania.
After working in various administration roles and being made redundant several times, Clare became frustrated at the lack of job security in the industries she was working in, so she made the call to move into aged care. Starting as an Extended Care Assistant (ECA) two and a half years ago with Southern Cross Care at Fairway Rise Aged Care Home in Lindisfarne, Clare hasn’t looked back since.
After six months as an ECA Clare decided she would like to move into the Leisure and Lifestyle Officer role. Recognising Clare’s potential in the role, Southern Cross Care organised for Clare to undergo the training to complete a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, which is a nationally recognised course.
Now working in both positions at Fairway Rise Aged Care Home, Clare says this is a huge advantage when developing individualised care plans for residents when in her ECA role as she witnesses their mobility and capability working in Leisure and Lifestyle activities. Clare says working in the industry has completely changed the way she views older Australians and is always amazed at the stories, experiences and characters she learns. And while her work certainly has its challenges, she says the positives by far outweigh the negatives.