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Congratulations Samantha Manoel – Award winner

samantha manoel - award winner

Congratulations to ACH Group’s Samantha Manoel who last night took out the Aged and Community Services SA & NT Trainee Award, presented at the Gala Award dinner at the National Wine Centre.

The Trainee Award celebrates the outstanding achievements of an employee who is studying and working towards a qualification in the aged care sector.

Samantha was rewarded for her commitment to ongoing study that will culminate in her graduation with a Bachelor of a Dementia later this year.

Samantha has worked for ACH Group for more than 10 years in a variety of roles, commencing as a volunteer in residential care. She secured her first paid role with the organisation as a cleaner; soon moved into a care worker role and then completed studies in enrolled nursing.

She currently works across all ACH Group’s residential care homes in the dual role of Healthy Ageing Coordinator, facilitating training and support for staff; and as a Student Liaison, supporting staff to deliver high quality student placements to prepare the aged care workforce of the future.

It appears Samantha’s thirst for learning has not yet been quenched, with plans to conduct further studies in research.

Congratulations Samantha on your well deserved recognition as winner of the ACSA Trainee Award!

Congratulations also to the other ACH Group finalists; Ann Bain in the Volunteer category, and programs shortlisted for the Cultural Diversity in Aged Care and Innovation in Service awards, who just missed out.