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.
Aidan is the newest Coles Victoria Point employee.
He couldn’t be happier with his red shirt! Aidan, our latest client to obtain paid employment through our employment services team, has worked hard at proving he is capable and able to work independently and has now commenced employment with Coles working 3 days a week, which we know will keep him very busy. He has been hard at work and his supervisor is very impressed with his attitude. She reports that he is incredibly proud and excited to be there. In the coming days and weeks, we will work with Aidan to settle in, assist his employers with his transition and help him with his online induction modules. Congratulations also to the whole employment team for their time, support and encouragement which has enabled Aidan to get to this point.
The world is now his oyster!
Regan moved to Brisbane in 2017 from Mackay with his Family. Regan works at Bartons, Wynnum and works in Parts Department his job tasks are
- To check incoming parts and invoices to ensure that they receive the right amount of stock and correct parts.
- Put parts away in their designated areas.
- Uses a scanning device to assist with incoming orders and if he is unsure of where it is located.
Regan has a really good relationship with his Co-workers and management. Regan feels comfortable asking questions and getting help from them. Co- worker Deb whom works along side Regan oversees his work have a really good team relationship and get on really well with each other, which is really important for Regan. Regan is very polite and well mannered.
Regan has proven to be a very valuable team member and is excelling at completing his job tasks. Connect2Group Employment Support Worker support weekly on High-On going Support and assist with;
- Assist with adapting to changes
- Policies and Procedures in the workplace
- Encourage and motivate Regan
- Help with concentration
- Helps to keep Regan focussed on his tasks and complete them accurately.
Regan really enjoys his job at Bartons and is a great asset to the Company his Manager and enjoys being part of a team environment.
Well Done Regan keep up the good 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. Mark also helps customers with enquires as where to find stock items. He has a great attitude with customer service and has a good relationship with his Co-Workers.
Initially requiring full time, on the job support to complete his tasks, Mark is now being supported for one hour each week on High On–going support. Connect2Group Employment Support Worker supports Mark at work and helps mark with:
- Learning new tasks
- Personal presentation
- Online modules
- Understanding Policies And Procedures
- Adapting to changes in the workplace/job tasks
- Encouraging and motivating Mark
- Time management
A great achievement! Being more independent in his workplace, Mark feels like he is a valued member of the Woolworths Team and the broader community.