For Leon, employment at Dreamtime Culture Centre has filled his life with meaning and purpose. Leon has been part of the Dreamtime Cultural Centre family for over half his life, volunteering as a gardener since 1994. The gardens hold special cultural significance for Leon, who was delighted to … Read more about “Working in this job is important to me and my culture.” – Leon
“This is best life-changing thing that has ever happened to me. I absolutely love the job.” – Mary Ann
With our help, Mary Ann has found her place in the world, studying a Certificate III in Home Care Services and finding paid employment. Mary Ann first connected with our team in 2013. What followed were a number of positions in varying roles, which did not quite match Mary Ann's skills and goals. … Read more about “This is best life-changing thing that has ever happened to me. I absolutely love the job.” – Mary Ann
Tewantin teenager Kyle, has found a new lease on life since starting work as a kitchen hand at Noosa/Tewantin RSL club. Kyle connected with our team in Noosa last year, while still in Year 12 at Nambour Special School. The team worked to find Kyle a perfectly suited role, and he was provided with … Read more about “The support workers from EPIC really helped me become confident and part of the team.” – Kyle.
Student Paul has taken a positive step towards working in an industry he is passionate about, with his first job at Mitre 10. EPIC Schools Consultant Cassandra started working with Paul in his high school at St James College in April 2016. Immediately she saw him stand out from the crowd with his … Read more about “I love working here.” – Paul
“Elizabeth has proved to us all, including the customers, that having a disability does not hold you back.”
17-year-old Elizabeth has been a much-loved part of the Donut King Yeppoon Central team for almost a year, charming customers and colleagues alike with her big smile, dedication to her job and enthusiasm for life. For many years, it has been Elizabeth’s dream to work at Donut King; a dream that … Read more about “Elizabeth has proved to us all, including the customers, that having a disability does not hold you back.”
“My colleagues can see I’m a good guy, and I work hard. I’m reliable and come in on a daily basis.” – Tim.
Tim has beaten the odds and is on his way to starting a career as a Registered Nurse. In February 2015, Tim was in a car accident which caused brain damage affecting his short-term memory. He underwent three months rehabilitation in hospital and was excited to be able to start working again while … Read more about “My colleagues can see I’m a good guy, and I work hard. I’m reliable and come in on a daily basis.” – Tim.
Each day Katinka bring her infectious personality and bubbly demeanour to work, bringing her team members up with her. Katinka is employed part-time in an office administration role at the Tewantin Noosa RSL & Citizens Memorial Club. Since starting her role, Katinka has grown in confidence … Read more about “Katinka is fantastic. She is faster than my other staff in her duties.” – Tewantin Noosa RSL Club.
17 year old Julian has a weekend job working at the Nunawading Basketball Stadium canteen, and was recently invited to speak at a national event in Melbourne. The event was celebrating 1000 young people with disability finding jobs through Ticket to Work, and Julian was delighted to share his … Read more about Julian shares job success with crowd at national event