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Staff Profile - Jodie

02nd Sep 2020

Jodie has been with Meals on Wheels Inverell for 8 years now, starting back in August of 2012. Born and bred in Inverell, she enjoys the relaxed country lifestyle and community spirit that Inverell offers.

Her main role in our service is in Administration and making sure everything runs smoothly on a day to day basis. COVID has seen her workload double since March this year with new protocols that have been put in place, such as, training and re-educating staff and volunteers on safe work practices, duty of care and contactless delivery practices.

Jodie has also worked in Meal Service, individualising meal plans for our clients. This is one aspect of the job that she loves, being able to provide individual programs for each and every client while  meeting their needs, wishes, wants and preferences when it comes to their meals. She also enjoys seeing happy faces when she is able to deliver meals and engage in a friendly chat with our clients and provide a friendly check to ensure they are in good health & spirit.

She has been completely overwhelmed by the support of the community during the COVID 19 pandemic. Seeing about 60 new faces through the door wanting to volunteer and help out in whatever capacity needed has been a very humbling experience and one that makes you proud to be part of this wonderful town.

It was also heartbreaking to have to turn away many of our older volunteers, some that have been with us for many years due to Government restrictions, as they fell into the vulnerable age bracket and were no longer able to assist us.

We are all hoping that restrictions are lifted soon so that we can invite you all back