100 Reasons to Celebrate at Cobaw

The community continues to benefit from the expansion of services for everyone across central Victoria as Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) increases in size. Starting with three staff in 1986, last month Cobaw celebrated the addition of their 100th staff member. A major employer across Central Victoria, Cobaw provides health and wellbeing services to children, young people, families, adults, older people and people with a disability.

Andrew Kozak, the lucky 100th staff member, joined the Corporate Services team at Cobaw in a Receptionist/Administration Officer role and is thrilled to be a part of this milestone.Photo of Andrew Kozak

“It’s quite exciting to be honest! Not only is it an amazing indication of growth of the organisation to celebrate, it’s also something I’m proud to be part of. Helping the wonderful Cobaw Community Health Service grow in size, and expand into new communities, really gives you a sense of being part of the future,” said Andrew.

“A major appeal of working at Cobaw was the opportunity to work with an organisation that is genuinely caring and strives to make a real difference within local communities. Having lived and worked in some remote areas of Western Australia in 2017, I have seen firsthand the welcomed support that organisations such as Cobaw provide. I also look forward to putting into practice the theory and skills I learnt at university and doing what I can to support the communities I live in.”

In the last three years, Cobaw’s staff numbers have grown from 65 to 100, a reflection of the organisation’s strong commitment to delivering services in response to community demand.

“The population growth in many communities across Central Victoria is driving an expansion of Cobaw’s support services for everyone in our diverse communities, including a demand children, aged care and NDIS services,” said Margaret McDonald, Cobaw CEO.