02 9585 3000
1/29-33 Pitt Street
MORTDALE, NSW 2223
8am to 5pm - Monday to Friday
Here are some of the terrific people who work for our organisation and make such a difference in the lives of our clients.
Have you met this lovely lady yet?
Shannon MacRae is the 'face of St George Community Transport', the first person you'll see when you walk into our office. Many of you will have spoken to her over the phone - and now you can put a face to the voice.
Many of you will recognise this
Glenn Packwood has been a volunteer driver now for many years, in fact, December this year will be his 15th anniversary!
The face behind the smiling voice
Julie Dimitropolos can still recall the day she first started her journey with St George Community Transport back in March 2003.
Super Effort Stephen!
Stephen McGeough is one of our amazing volunteer drivers and volunteers his time for a whopping 4 days a week!
Stephen was recently the very worthy recipient of the Individual Volunteer Award from the St George Community Awards - congraulations Steve!
This is Steve and his very proud mum Fi on the night.
When asked what he liked most about being a volunteer driver he said, “It’s the consumers, they’re all so lovely and appreciative of the service, and they all enjoy having a chat - although I do make sure that I speak slowly as my accent can be a little tricky for some of them. I feel so lucky to be able to give back a little something to my adopted community.”
Our Marvellous Martine
Many of you will know - and love - our fantastic Martine. Martine has been a full time carer with St George Community Transport for over 10 years and always comes to work with a smile and cheery “hello” to everyone.
Martine started out as a casual carer accompanying people to their various appointments and as we grew she was offered a full time position.
“I love my work,” says Martine, “where else can I get paid to do something I love? I get paid to chat to lovely people and become a part of their day - it is very rewarding.”
Jasmine, who is pictured here with Martine is one of our regular participants that we take to work.
Our newest team member in the office is Amalia Betihavas. Amalia is our HR and Quality Team Leader and is in the office 3 days a week.
Amalia has held various positions in Administration, Finance, Information Systems, Customer Service, Quality Assurance and Work Health and Safety. Since joining us she has been working hard behind the scenes to set up a portal for staff to view our policies and procedures. She also works closely with the management team to keep up to date with the Aged Care Quality Standards and NDIS Standards.
“I am proud to be working with such an essential service to the community, and in such a great team environment - It’s great to hear such positive feedback from our clients.”
Mum and Bub doing very well
Our daughter Merelyn was born on December 3 last year and she is named after her maternal grandmother.
We are doing well and settling into a routine at home. Little Merelyn is starting to smile and coo.
In between frequent naps, she enjoys lots of snuggles, listening to music and wiggling on the play mat.
Our Sausage Dog has graciously accepted the newest addition to our household and sneaks into the nursery to try and steal her toys. Every day is a delight as we discover new things in this latest chapter of our lives.
I do hope everyone is still enjoying the Social Outings and I look forward to taking
Everyone knows this Social Butterfly
In 2013 I was studying at TAFE in a course that supported women to get back into the workforce when I joined STGCT as an office volunteer and Carer for the new Social Outings Programme they were starting.
Over the years I have come to know and make friends with so many of our wonderful consumers on the outings, and have seen so many strong, new friendships form between them. It is lovely to speak to you all on the phone, make your booking or just have a chat and share a joke. Some of you know my voice so well you don’t even let me finish before you say “Hello Lynne”.
I have the best job in the world thanks to the people who use STGCT Social Outings.