“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.”
Jess joined EPIC in 2014 with a range of experience in community development, domestic violence crisis support, foster care, and Aboriginal liaison. She believes everyone deserves to work and is passionate about creating community, friendship, communication, opportunity, and change all through employment. Jess loves the team work and forever changing environment at EPIC which values life experiences and the opportunity to grow and share. Her favourite part of her day is seeing her staff happy and engaged. Outside of work, Jess is a full-time mum. She spends her free time with her kids engaging in walking, talking, playing, and caring together.
“I’m the kind of person who wants the people around me to be comfortable, to laugh and to have a fabulous time- I want them to be as happy as I am.”
Kylee has worked in Employment Services for over 19 years. Kylee said that her most rewarding and positive experience working in this industry has been her 7 years with EPIC. Kylee said that she loves assisting people with their goals, hopes and dreams, she believes that everyone deserve an equal opportunity to succeed.
Senior Employment Consultant
“Get up and show up.”
Ruella volunteered for EPIC for 15 months prior to gaining a paid position. She has a passion for helping people in the community and is really enjoying her role here at EPIC. Ruella says her passion comes from life experiences, been able to understand each individuals circumstances as well as connecting with people.
“One of life greatest privileges is to be invited to walk alongside another person in their time of vulnerability.”
Amanda has a passion for Mental Health, and thrives on helping people to overcome barriers and achieve their personal, educational and vocational goals. Amanda enjoys working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with special areas of interest inclusive of anxiety, depression, trauma, and LGBTQIA+-affirming therapy.
“I am privileged to be part of a team that is dedicated, supportive, and passionate about helping people over-come any barriers.”
Jodie has come to EPIC with over 30 years of experience in the community sector. Jodie feels privileged to be a part of a dedicated, supportive, and passionate team helping people overcome any barriers to achieving long-term employment and their life goals. Jodie works from our Woodridge office and is here to answer any of your employment questions.
“I am a big believer in treating people how you want to be treated”
Samantha has been in the employment industry going on six years. She started as a customer service officer and progressed into the role of Employment Consultant. EPIC is the best provider she has had the pleasure of working with; the team is great and supportive of each other and their participants. To work in this industry, you need to have empathy and compassion.