Long time Coles employee Kate Alcorn recently starred in a short movie about her life, distributed by the Community Resource Unit and showing how she gained independence over the years with her daily living arrangements and her achievements in maintaining long term employment.
This film was shown recently at several open days anLd also showcased C2E’s support staff and has attracted the attention of the Anti Discrimination Unit who wishes to star Kate in a series of short infomercials which will be shown to employer groups.
Kate’s employer Coles, will be involved in filming which will be done in their store. Connect2Group will also be involved speaking about how we support Kate and how we approach employers to educate them about employing people living with a disability.
Recently Kate also won an award at Coles for great customer service and is shown here with her badge at work.
Mark commenced his employment with Woolworths at Alexandra Hills over 18 years ago, in 2003. The role Mark was employed to do was to keep the shelves well presented and to assist with the control of damaged stock. His role has progressed to now include keeping the staff tea room tidy and using the cardboard compactor.
Initially requiring full time, on the job support to complete his tasks, Mark is now being supported for one hour each fortnight – a great achievement! Being more independent in his workplace, Mark feels like he is a valued member of the Woolies Team and the broader community.