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NDIS Service ManagerMariejan has worked across the profit and not for profit sectors in a varied career from corporate finance to management. She has been a part of NDIS since its roll out in Toowoomba and has seen the development of operations to support service delivery, support coordination and plan management.NDIS ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANTCalista has recently just started at IDEAL Placements after graduating school last year (2017). Calista is now doing her certificate III in Business Administration after doing Certificate I & II High School. Calista is hoping to one day go into a higher role with Admin or IT work.NDIS Support WorkerI have 2 beautiful children—beauty comes from the heart—Jessee, 19 and Jack, 22. Jack is on the autistic spectrum and Jessee is an overachiever. I live with my partner Kath in her home. Kath is a nurse of some decades and works at Bowen and Proserpine Hospitals. We have 3 dogs. I love animals. I love to read. I love gardening. I was only ever going to be a vet. Truly, I am a compassionate person who will help at any moment. I have a tremendous passion for those who are DIFFERENT. I love to laugh and I love making people laugh. I try and make my time with my participants as fun as possible. I believe strongly it is about them and NOT about me.NDIS Support WorkerI am a mature aged female who is young at heart and always has a positive outlook on life. I am also a volunteer at Meals on Wheels, Homefield Aged Care Facility and the Tourist Information Centre and hope to continue with these commitments. My interests in life include travel, movies, dancing (rock n roll, line dancing and ballroom), gardening, music (wide variety), theatre, art galleries, walking, running (I run 6 km every Saturday) and have done a couple of triathlons and run 10 km on the Gold Coast a couple of years ago which was exciting. I also love walking on the beach and visiting restaurants to experience a wide range of cuisines. I love to explore new places and things and have a quest for life to enjoy every day and my mission in life is to share my blessings and do things to improve the life of others. I like to joke and laugh a lot. Laughter breaks down barriers and is a great therapy. I have had a varied working career which included administration, public life, farmer, mail contractor which allowed me to show flexibility, adaptability and an attitude to always seek new challenges in life with a quest to learn new things.NDIS Support WorkerI was born in Sydney but I have lived in Mackay for the last 15 years. My father has been wheelchair bound for many years due to injuries which have changed not just his life but my own. Since the injuries I have learned in great ways many life skills such as how to sit down with people and talk about things what are bringing them down, I understand how hard it can be at times when people are getting frustrated which has taught me what I believe is one of the best skills to have in life and that’s patience. I have many hobbies I enjoy, from fishing, motorbike/quad bike riding to bowling, dancing and reading books and cooking. I enjoy working on cars, I have built a car to try something new, when I got the car I knew nothing about mechanics, the car I bought was just an old empty shell, now through my own research and all my own work the car is what I drive myself to work in. I also do a fair amount of volunteer work with the Mackay State emergency services. I am a really easy going approachable guy who loves nothing more than a laugh and a good time, though when it’s time to be serious I am. The last few years I have worked at a few restaurants such as sizzler, ribs and rumps, the vintage room and Tuscany’s I also used to work through an employment agency which meant I had a lot of different jobs to do, I have worked from building houses and shops, tiling, installing pallet racking, washing cars, packing shelves, to many other trade like jobs. I hold quite a few qualifications such as, first aid, cert II in surface extraction, cert II in construction, cert II in commercial cookery.NDIS Support WorkerI love animals, comics, video and board games, hanging out, watching movies or going shopping. Then there is the old lady in me who loves to cook, bake, try new recipes or just having a cup of tea and a good chat. I don’t like going clubbing and I don’t drink alcohol. Other than that I am more than happy to try anything at least once or twice. Oh and I really don’t like snakes or spiders. Some of my hobbies are swimming, going to the beach with my dog, creative and contemporary art and making things like sculpting, wire work and woodwork. I am what most people would call an ‘old soul’. I like to learn new things and try different things. I am a very fun loving, friendly, open person and I like to meet new people.NDIS Support WorkerI have a couple of hobbies when I have the time to pursue them, I like computer online gaming or Xbox gaming on my off time, though I do prefer to be outdoors with my family and friends. I like to think of myself as a bit of a budding photographer at times ranging from scenic, portrait to glamour, I love it all. I have other interests like restoration of vehicles, drag racing and my favorite one of all, pampering my two adorable cats. I’m a 54-year-old dude living out my 20’s and 30’s again, I’m owned by a lovely wife and have two fantastic children, my motto is you’re never too old, the body breaks but the mind stays young, so NEVER dismiss a person if they have a broken body, because let’s face it, you’re talking to their mind, NOT their body. I have worked in many industries though focused on heavy industry being the main source of income, age 54 came around and I wanted more, I wanted to feel like I made an impact in someone else’s life, to have helped a little to help others, my philosophy is if you make one person smile for a split second, you’ve made a spark of happiness for a day. If I were to talk about what I can do, that would range anywhere from driving cranes, to tipping sugar bins in a sugar factory, I have been a detailer in my time as well as being a laborer and trades assistant. I am a stickler for SAFETY first.NDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerI’m Jen, I’m 21 years of age and family means everything to me. I love to be outdoors and enjoy the beach. I also have a passion for animals. Throughout school I interacted well with people with disabilities, I was always including them in extra activities. I believe my experience is within my family and friends with disabilities as I have dealt with a lot over the last few years. I have a big heart and I love to include everyone. If you were to choose me as your support worker, you wouldn’t look back, I wouldn’t just be a support worker but a friend as well.NDIS SUPPORT WORKERNDIS Support WorkerChris has a varied background from Wildlife Ranger with the Conservation Commission in the Northern Territory to business owner. He has experience in hospitality, tourism, transport, retail, building and construction. Chris enjoys playing golf in his spare time.NDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerI like to do gardening, play Words with Friends and Candy Crush, and Sleep. Caramel Tart, Chocolate and Coca Cola. I consider myself to be a kind, caring and compassionate person. I like to help people. My work experience is quite varied. I was a Support Worker with HCC. I delivered meals to participants, assisted with domestic duties, and helped with Respite Care. I worked as a Medical Receptionist at the Dysart Medical Centre. I was a Supervisor at K&D IGA. Sadly, the store closed due to the down turn. I have spent many years working for the Education Department as a Classroom Teacher Aid, in both Primary and High School. I have also worked in both school libraries.NDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerMy hobbies consist of fishing, listening to music, reading, gardening, and being around friends and family. I have a dog; she is very energetic and gets into mischief, but she is very spoilt. I am a mother to 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. I am very family orientated person. For me being a support worker is very rewarding, as I grow personally with assisting participants to achieve their goals, whilst achieving mine. I enjoyed the personal care position, with working with persons in aged care and disabilities. I enjoyed this role as it was personally rewarding to me.NDIS SUPPORT WORKERBefore moving to Whitsundays with my youngest daughter we lived on Gold Coast for 26 years , spent alot of time on and around the water I enjoy being out and about on boats when living on Gold Coast I would swim everyday. Love all animals my daughter and I are members of Whitsundays fauna and we rescue, rehabilitate and eventually slow release native animals back to the bush and rainforest ,I enjoy volunteering with eco barge. I have 2 beautiful amazing daughters my oldest daughter lives in Brisbane and I have 2 beautiful grandchildren who I adore and love unconditionally .Spent percentage of my working life in the health industry. I have amazing friends and enjoy spending time with them. I go to art classes which I enjoy , immensely. I like listening to live bands I always have music playing . My little dog Milo is my best companion and he always puts a ray of sunshine in my day. Thats a little bit about me. Cheers Gail .NDIS Support WorkerHi my name is Lariesha, also know as Risha. My heritage is South Sea Islander, i was born and grew up in Queens Beach Bowen, where I was privileged to have the ocean at our doorstep. Growing up in Bowen has given me a good knowledge of the area and local families in our community. I enjoy caring for the others and pride myself to the South Sea Islander motto, "Respecting the past" "Enjoying the present" "Looking to the future." I am very family orientated and have a huge family in Bowen, who love to get gather for family gatherings at the local Park. My trade is fully qualified hairdresser and trainer, so I am a people person and enjoy meeting new people and learning of different cultures and counties which I have had the opportunity to travel abroad. I love to help people, and Where possible I enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy helping and caring for others achieve their goals. My hobbies are singing at church, hairdressing, horses and traveling to different places.NDIS Support WorkerI am a retired public servant, now living in Bowen. Coming out of the Magistrates Courts System after 20 years and then a Qld. Government Agent in Collinsville for nearly 25 years. That last one might sound exciting but it certainly was not. I have been married to the same lovely lady for 46 years, and we have 3 grown up children, 10 grandchildren and just this year 1 great grandchild. So I am old! But not too old to beat my current client at squash, which we both enjoy playing, and do so twice a week. We tinker with small mechanical machines like mowers and motor bikes, nothing too serious, restore some old furniture and we both enjoy bush walking & fishing, which is a bit limited in Bowen. The bush walking is limited, the fish themselves are also limited it seems. My goal for this client is to see him get his drivers licence, which I believe he is capable of, and see him become more independent and less reliant on his parent's .That's a good thing, right" I am a practising and believing Christian and try to live my life accordingly. For me, life is good and I am happy to be at this stage of my life right now.NDIS Support WorkerTo make a difference! I have a colorful personality, kind but determine nature. Mission statement… To inspire others to believe in themselves, overcome fears and remind them “ if something that your doing doesn’t challenge you, then it doesn’t change you”.NDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerHi my name is Linda my background is in Special Ed and also for many years I helped organise festivals for disabled and terminally ill children I love cooking art and craft and love doing hair and makeup I am great at housework and love walks in the forest I also love fishing and chatting about life but basically I just love caring for and looking after people and animals and making them feel comfortable and happyNDIS Support WorkerNDIS Support WorkerI would describe me as being a very positive, friendly, easy going kind of person. I love to meet new people and have a good chat. I like to talk about almost anything! I try to be helpful and understanding and love to see people happy and achieve their goals. Sometimes I can be a bit of a dreamer and imagine all kinds of awesome things that I could do in the future. I am working hard to achieve these dreams and will never stop. I have a very curious personality and love learning about new interesting things. I often google interesting topics I would like to know about and watch documentaries. I often enjoy going down to the beach for a swim and exploring walking trails. I am always trying to find other ways to entertain myself and spend time with loved ones. Somethings I do is attend community events, concerts and festivals which is always fun. I like to browse the shops and sometimes like to go to the markets. I am always open and interested in trying new things to do locally. Sometimes a creative mind helps to find new interesting things to do in a small town like Bowen, but we are never bored. I really love living in Bowen and the people are amazing.