Leadership

 Service Driven

Bereavement Assistance was founded with a service driven philosophy. We focus on giving our clients care, compassion and understanding when they are at the most vulnerable and emotional time of their life.

Our customer service focus was led by Ted Worthington, the company’s co-founder. He set the example by giving the community free funeral celebrant services and saving his own money for free funerals.

Ted’s commitment to service, charity and the community was recognised in 2011 when he was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia. Ted was also rewarded by News Corp Australia as an outstanding community member with his Pride of Australia Medal for Care and Compassion in 2010.

Since the company’s start in 1997, Ted’s passion for helping families has been shared by his Bereavement Assistance staff, the leadership team and company board.

Compassionate Leadership

Our leadership team, which comprises Adrian, Kieran, Corey and Bernard (the co-founder of the company) all share the same service ethos and are passionate about continuing the vision developed by Ted and Bernard:

“To meet the growing need of the Victorian community falling below the poverty line by providing financial relief and emotional support for people affected by death… leaving them free to grieve”

The leadership team’s goal is to create, maintain and grow a unified team with a strong sustainable company culture, while also keeping costs to a minimum so Bereavement Assistance can provide a dignified funeral to as many Victorian’s as possible.

The leadership team meet fortnightly to review the staff’s development, recognise key achievements and guide the team – while focusing on the seven points of the Bereavement Assistance culture:

  • Ownership
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Gratitude
  • Education
  • Consistency

The leadership team is committed to retaining the best passionate people and develop their interpersonal skills, as well as focusing on developing team harmony. Giving our staff training, encouragement and support, creates a positive work environment. This benefits our clients and their families because they feel cared for, when they are at the most vulnerable.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

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