Meet Valentin

May 31, 2024

With an incredible skillset, and a calm demeanour, Valentin is the kind of person you would want around in an emergency!

Valentin has been working at Mayflower for more than 7 years and loves what he does. He is also known as ‘Valentino’ by his friends at Mayflower.

Valentin’s journey to Australia was paved with experiences that were shaped by his unwavering commitment to care and service.

Valentin's journey took an intriguing turn as he spent over two decades in Italy, where he served as a dedicated paramedic in a bustling emergency department, and occasionally lent his expertise to aged care homes working as a nurse.

Valentin and a Mayflower Resident in the garden on a sunny day.
Pictured above: Valentin spends some time in the garden with Claude on a sunny day.

A Newfound Love

Yet, amidst the whirlwind of his professional endeavours, fate intervened during a holiday in Europe, leading him to the love of his life– his now wife.

Newly married and eager for new beginnings

Soon after arriving in his new home of Australia, Valentin applied for a job at Mayflower Brighton, and hasn’t looked back.

Drawing from his extensive experience in aged care, his passion for teamwork, and job satisfaction, has made him an invaluable asset.

“Working as a nurse in aged care while in Italy gave me the experience I needed to work with seniors,” says Valentin, “Mayflower Brighton welcomed me warmly, and I soon felt very comfortable in the environmental services team.”

A Job Well Done

Valentin believes job satisfaction and teamwork are key to a good day at work. “I find a lot of satisfaction in doing my job very well, and it brightens my day when residents are happy with my work,” he adds. “I also like the fact that, although we are coming from different backgrounds and cultures, we always get along very well,” he says. “We work as a team and respect each other.”

Home Life

When Valentin’s not busy at work, he treasures moments spent with his family, and keeping his hands and mind busy with hobbies.

One hobby he has is working on cars. “On my days off I like spending quality time with my family,” he says, “and working on cars with my son is one of the highlights.”

Fishing for the elusive catch of the day, and enjoying moments of tranquillity by the water, is just one more way Valentin likes to spend his quiet time.

A Dedicated Team Member

In Valentin, we have found more than a dedicated team member. Valentin is a source of inspiration and kindness. His unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of others is a testament to the values that define The Mayflower Group.

As he expresses his heartfelt gratitude for the support of his colleagues, it's clear that Valentin's impact extends far beyond the confines of his role. Leaving a lasting impression on all who have the pleasure of knowing him. “I thank everyone for their support at Mayflower,” he acknowledges warmly. "Teamwork is what truly makes all the difference."