Council promotes region at health jobs fair

News date:

This is the date and time that this news article was published.

Whales and SurfersThe South West will have a prominent presence at the Healthcare Job Fair in Melbourne on Saturday, March 4.

Council will showcase the region’s lifestyle and career opportunities in mental health at community-managed services including Brophy Family and Youth Services, Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre and Gunditjmara Health Clinic.

“Our effort is supported by funding received through the Victorian Government’s Regional Mental Health Workforce Incentive program,” Mayor Cr Debbie Arnott said.

“Council staff will work alongside South West Healthcare on the day while promoting the opportunities we have right across the South West.”

The Healthcare Job Fair is Australia’s only recruitment event specifically for medical, nursing, health, and social care employment opportunities at home and abroad.

Council will promote not only the Warrnambool municipality but the surrounding municipalities of Moyne, Corangamite, Southern Grampians and Glenelg.

“We know that many businesses are struggling to attract staff and the health sector is no different,” Cr Arnott said.

“This program allows us to demonstrate that not only can you find satisfying professional opportunities, you can do so in a regional setting where you won’t be stuck in traffic for hours each day, where you can have a surf before work and enjoy great theatre productions and art exhibitions after hours and at weekends,” Cr Arnott said.

“One of the images we’ll use in the promotion is the wonderful picture of Dr Brienna Butterworth who was surfing after work at South West HealthCare when a Southern Right whale surfaced about 50m away.

“It’s the perfect illustration of the experiences you can have when you live and work in the South West.”