Grace is a Registered Nurse having completed a double degree in Nursing and Psychology in 2016 at Deakin University and has recently completed her Honours in Psychological Science.
Grace also has extensive experience within the Health Sector in a variety of roles, across multiple organisations where she has had a broad range of experience in senior corporate and management positions. These include Customer Advocacy Manager, Project Coordinator & Analyst and Systems Education Manager.
Having "grown up" with Caring for You, that her mother, Louise Thomson, founded, Grace is passionate and committed to empowering individuals to thrive. Grace's strong leadership skills, IT expertise, RN qualification make her a perfect fit for her role as Co-CEO.
Belle is a Registered Nurse and completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Monash University in 2018. Recently Belle has completed her "grad year" at The Alfred Hospital in the Burns Unit.
Belle has "grown up" in the business with her mother, Louise Thomson, Founder of C4U. Belle has had considerable experience, working internally in administrative, education and training capacity at Caring for You, as well as externally as a PCA and then RN.
Belle's strength in People & Culture and her RN qualification bring a unique dynamic and leadership to her role as Co-CEO.
Jo was appointed Caring for You’s Chief Operating Officer in January 2021 by Louise Thomson and is responsible for improving business structures and fostering a strong culture based on our core values.
With more than 30 years’ experience including holding senior executive positions in Europe and Australia, Jo has a strong track record in business development, project management, marketing, operations, commercial functions, and business management systems, as well as tertiary academic delivery of management in theory and practice and marketing.
Jo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Training from Griffith University, five Diplomas and Cert IV TAE.
She is a member of the Australian HR Institute, has served on the board of a NFP organisation and was a member of various professional groups including Australian Business in Europe, Women in Tourism, Australian Tourism Export Council and SKAL International.
Kelly oversees the contract performance management, compliance and home care, as well as the building and maintenance of Caring for You’s corporate relationships.
She joined our organisation in 2013 fulfilling a dual role in Recruitment and as a Client Relationship Consultant. Since then, Kelly has worked across most areas of the business and gained an in-depth understanding and passion for our core values, as well as developing some beautiful friendships with the wonderful people she has worked with.
Kelly has also continued to work as an Enrolled Nurse. She has worked in both aged and palliative care and has volunteered with Canteen Australia as a parent and carer advisor.
Lauren joined the Caring for You team in 2010 and now leads our Allocations Team of more than 40 consultants - many of whom are actively working or training in healthcare.
During her time with us, Lauren gained her qualifications and has practised as an Enrolled Nurse. Her clinical expertise and her dedication to managing a team with a passion for nursing, ensures our clients receive the efficiency of a skilled telecommunications operator combined with the understanding of a health professional.
Lauren is responsible for monitoring day-to-day shift booking requests and shift fill rates as she works with the Allocations Team to identify any issues with fill rates or response times. She also embodies our core value of fun and positivity and has instigated “Wilbur Wednesday” – the much-loved weekly visit to the Head Office by her beautiful chocolate Labrador.
Laura joined the Caring For You team in 2017 in Recruitment before starting our Human Resources department. A Registered Nurse who completed her Bachelor of Nursing and Community Health in 2013 at Monash University, Laura has used her clinical expertise in paediatric nursing to grow and nurture our team.
As the People and Culture Manager, Laura is responsible for improving HR processes and fostering our caring culture. She leads initiatives such as leadership coaching, strategy and organisational design, talent and performance management, change management and recruitment.
She has also implemented our Wellness Calendar, which aims to raise awareness and promote wellbeing in the workplace.
Responsible for ensuring financial sustainability and implementing best business practices at Caring for You, Sam joined our team in 2020 as the National Finance Manager.
Now the Chief Financial Officer, Sam plays a valuable part of the decision-making processes. She also enjoys coaching and developing her team’s skills as they work together on ideas and projects to make our Finance Department work smarter.
Prior to joining our Executive Team, Sam worked in the construction and commercial cleaning industries. She values our caring and supportive workplace culture.
Torben commenced with Caring for You as an Accounting Assistant in 2019. Three months later he was promoted to the position of Business Analyst, thanks to his outstanding analytical skills.
Born and raised in Germany, Torben graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Economics from a respected German university. His academic background and ability to always think outside the “nine dots” provide valuable input into growing our organisation to a more robust company.
Torben has endless enthusiasm, passion, energy and drive as he constantly looks to improve our processes and reporting. He enjoys the flexibility of his work and relishes a new challenge.
Greg brings a wealth of experience to Caring for You as the Chairman of its Advisory Board. He is also a Director of the Victorian Institute of Sport, the Chairman of Youth Activating Youth, a Director of the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Chairman of IT company Xeople.
Greg’s experience covers a wide range of disciplines as Chairman, Director and CEO, including 23 years founding and running the largest hospitality labour hire company in Victoria, Director of the Carlton Football Club, Director of William Angliss Institute of TAFE, and as co-founder of the IT company Emprevo.
Working with Grace and Belle Thomson, Greg is committed to assisting our executive team to deliver Louise’s plans and to help them formulate and implement strategies for the business.
Anita is an experienced healthcare executive bringing more than 25 years’ experience at a senior level to Caring for You. A Registered Nurse and Midwife, she was the Director of Nursing at The Bays Healthcare Group for 15 years and Director of Quality & Risk with Health Care, Australia since 2019.
Her experience extends to working with the Department of Health and Safer Care Victoria in health information, analysing data for improved reporting systems. She currently sits on the Victorian Agency Health Information Committee.
Anita completed a Managing Healthcare Delivery Program at Harvard Business College in Boston in 2015. Through her study, Anita has developed relationships worldwide with healthcare executives, travelling to USA, Canada and United Emirates, reviewing their healthcare programs and systems.
Shane has extensive expertise is in the provision of Accounting, Australian Taxation, Business Consulting and Business Valuation services. For more than two decades he has provided advice to the small to medium business sector and is currently Managing Partner of Rose Corporate Pty Ltd.
He also holds several advisory board positions, has held Business Valuation panel positions with the major banks, and is regularly appointed as an expert for the purpose of preparation of court reports.
Shane brings to Caring for You his experience as an ethical business strategist and his entrepreneurial thinking. A maniac Carlton supporter, he married his high school sweetheart and has three gorgeous children.
After 20 years of hospital nursing, and more than 15 years in aged care management, Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the Caring for You board. A registered nurse since 1985, she completed a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) at Australian Catholic University in 2000.
Currently the Residential Care and Services Manager with Baptcare in Norlane, Amanda has a great interest in palliative and dementia care. She is also passionate about mentoring and coaching staff to assist them to deliver high quality care in the everchanging aged care environment.
Amanda has three adult children and looks forward to becoming a grandma in early 2022. She is also a civil celebrant, follows Essendon and loves movies, theatre, ballet, music, dancing and entertaining.
We want you to know that we are very pleased with the quality of service that Caring for You provides Southern Cross Care’s residential aged care facilities. We would also like to compliment your friendly and efficient staff in being able to source skilled staff within a very short time-frame.
As a business woman I’m a hard marker but have to say that it has been hard to fault Caring for You – their nurses and carers are excellent – professional, friendly, well presented and trustworthy. Caring for You provides a highly personalised service, with continuity of Carers which for us has been an important stabiliser. ‘Caring for You’ has been a blessing and provided all of us with peace of mind.
Caring For You is our Number 1 agency provider for Care Assistants and Registered Nurses as the quality of staff is always at the highest level. Most of your staff always display professionalism when representing Caring for You and go above and beyond to assist our staff where needed.
Caring for You PCA's were great with the residents, took one of our residents for a walk in the garden and picked flowers followed by gathering a group of residents into the hakea dining area to play word games on the whiteboard in which the residents thoroughly enjoyed
I can only give positive feedback on my overall experience with you and C4U. The recruitment process was so welcoming. I have always felt like a valued employee from day. To meet and work with people with values that match my own where aged care is concerned is so good. Never have I regretted working for C4U
My personal experiences with Caring for You from the very beginning to the end have exceeded all my expectations! I have had such an amazing time working for Caring for you, everyone is so personal, and they really CARE for you.
I enjoyed being part of the professional team at Caring for You and was impressed also with the prompt response time to any query I had along with the friendly personalised service
I appreciate the culture at Caring for you - the entire team, doing such a great job in looking after us. I am very grateful for being on board with this organisation
Thank you very much for this great opportunity to join the Free online Wound Seminar. I really appreciate your support for your members.
It is now over 6 six months since my first shift with Caring for you.
This has been a wonderful opportunity to be part of a positive team and care for people at a professional level
you guys are great, we are very happy with C4U, you always send great staff, our staff here are always complimenting the C4U staff
Yes, we have been very happy with your services and the staff at Caring for You doing all they can to try and meet our requests
We‘re always on the lookout for well-trained, professional agency nurses with warmth and compassion. If this sounds like you, apply now or browse our job board.
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We are proud to be associated with some of the largest organisations in Australian, both within our core client base, the Health Care Sector and increasingly within the Education, Commercial and Industrial Sectors as well.
We would like to extend our appreciation to these organisations and the teams who partner with us.
We are so proud to acknowledge our affiliate organisations who provide the advocacy, consultation, support and representation which allows us to be “Simply the Best”. These include our ISO Accreditation, RCSA who are our peak industry representation, and the amazing clinical organisations who do so much to support the Health Sector.