CHRISTINA Caddy-Gold has been appointed the new executive manager for the Burger Centre – the community’s premier wellbeing day centre for over-65s. The Burger Centre is a joint venture between JewishCare and Montefiore.
Caddy-Gold takes over from Bronwyn Elbourne, who held the role for eight years.
Caddy-Gold is no stranger to the community, having worked for over 30 years across a variety of sectors including homelessness services at Jewish House, WAGEC (Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre) and JewishCare Family Support Services (including domestic and family violence and prison outreach).
In her capacity managing the family support team of 12 caseworkers, the team supported over 300 families per year experiencing crisis and with complex needs.
She also headed up Operations NSW for Hadassah Australia (supporting Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem) and has worked in aged care with COA and JewishCare.
In addition to her years of experience within these sectors, Caddy-Gold holds a Bachelor of Social Work with Merit from UNSW, a Graduate Diploma in Design, a Master’s in Design from UTS, a Certificate IV in Mental Health and she completed Psychological Strategies in Mental Health through UNE.
She graduated from the Launchpad Leadership Program through Australian Jewish Funders and graduated from a community leadership program through the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies.
She was also a lecturer at Australian College of Applied Professionals (ACAP), where she taught case management.
She is passionate about empowering others towards long-term positive change and has years of volunteer experience with community organisations such as Maccabi NSW, Our Big Kitchen, the Great Synagogue, Yeshiva, and other not-for-profit organisations.
She is an accredited trainer in the parenting program Engaging Adolescents, and is also an accredited social work supervisor through the University of Sydney.
Caddy-Gold is enjoying her role as executive manager of the Burger Centre and feels extremely fortunate to offer her services to the senior members of the Jewish community, and their families.
“Through the Burger, our programs bring joy, enhance the confidence and capability of older people so they stay independent in their own homes, and facilitate social connections and a sense of belonging in a sophisticated, culturally appropriate, warm, and meaningful way”.