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David Secomb recognised for 25 years of service!

On Thursday 9 December 2021, a special morning tea was held at our Inner City site to celebrate Dave Secomb and his 25 years of service to Baptist Care SA.

During his tenure, Dave has served thousands of South Australians, supporting them through the most challenging times.

“Dave exemplifies leadership; the team really value his wisdom, but more than that he is the most trusted person on site,” says WestCare Manager, Stefano Tocci.

“People who come to WestCare trust him. He’s worked with two generations: mothers and daughters, fathers, and sons. For 25 years he has journeyed alongside families and the trust and the knowledge that this builds is absolutely invaluable.”

Dave has always prioritised relationships in his time at Baptist Care SA and some of his fondest memories include camping trips with clients in the initial stages of the Adventure Services program (which originated out of WestCare in the late 1990’s), attending the baptism of a long-term WestCare community member, and participating together with clients and colleagues in the former Reclink Football Competition as part of the triple premiership-winning WestCare Centre Football Team.

Following the presentation of the service award, WestCare and InnerCity staff were offered an ‘open mike’ to share what Dave means to them. Everyone in attendance chose to share, and many tears were shed – a true testament to his character, integrity and how much he is treasured at Baptist Care SA.

“I feel part of the community here,” says Dave. “I’ve been blessed with fantastic co-workers and leaders and I’m really proud of our team and what we’ve achieved, especially throughout these last few years of the pandemic.

I love the leadership team we have on-site, for their vision to make a difference in the lives of our clients and for the culture we have of genuinely looking out for each other as we serve some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”

Thank you Dave, for your incredible service to Baptist Care SA and the people of South Australia over the past quarter of a century!

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