“The work we do at EPIC does actually change people’s lives, and I really enjoy seeing how having a job can make a huge difference to the people we help. “
Michael started work with EPIC in August 2002, back when it was known as Ability Tasmania. He achieved 20 years in DES in 2022 which he is very proud of. Prior to joining EPIC, Michael had worked at Centrelink in Burnie for 23 years, so he likes to say he tends to stick around! Michael really enjoys getting out in the community talking about what we do at EPIC, and welcoming people into our programs on their employment journey. He also enjoys the team of dedicated people he works with and says we employ the best people. In his spare time, Michael spends a lot of time working in my garden; he seems to spend all his weekends either pushing or riding mowers – lucky he likes doing it!
Senior Employment Consultant
“Nothing can describe the feeling of seeing someone else success when they have had so many struggles or setbacks.”
Amy was working in retail supporting one of EPIC’s participants through work experience when she was offered the chance to work in the disability industry and has never looked back. Amy started with Ability Tasmania Group in 2013 and came over to EPIC Assist when the organisations merged in 2016. She has had many roles within ATG and EPIC but by far enjoys her current role the most. Amy enjoys making an individual connection with each participant and assisting them to succeed. Amy enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends and fur children.
SLES Employment Consultant
“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”
Nancy joined EPIC in March 2022. She has a background working in healthcare and recently completed an Associate Degree in Applied Health and Community Support. Nancy enjoys the fresh perspective and dedication that school leaver participants bring to employment services. Her favourite aspect is being part of a participant’s growth in self-confidence. For Individuals living with disability, there are many barriers created by society. Nancy believes the most significant barriers to overcome are the attitudes and beliefs we place upon ourselves. Nancy says that working at EPIC is an extremely rewarding career: she has the opportunity to influence a participant’s growth in self-esteem and their journey to success, whether that be through attaining meaningful employment or simply learning a new skill.
“Choose your attitude. Be there. Make their day. Have fun.”
Gaylene joined EPIC in January 2013. She wanted to be a part of a team that treats everyone as equals. Gaylene strongly believes people with disability have the same wants and needs as everyone else. The most rewarding part of her job is every day.
“If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your path.”
Kim commenced his role with EPIC in November 2021. He has have 22 years’ experience within the disability sector including providing direct to case management and service coordination with government and non-government organisations. Kim enjoys working with EPIC because of the people he gets to work with. He finds supporting people with disabilities, health conditions, and mental health conditions very rewarding and is passionate about empowering people to make positive changes and achieve their life goals. He believes finding a job seeker meaningful employment is about being patient, a good communicator, a problem solver, an excellent listener, and understanding. An opportunity for someone is always there; it’s just discovering it. The most rewarding part about his role is allowing someone to grow, experience, and make informed decisions regarding their life.