We recently spoke to OC Connections (OCC) Support Coordinator, Donna Hogan. She told us about her role as a Support Coordinator and why she is passionate about her involvement in the disability sector.
A wealth of experience
Donna has extensive experience working in the disability sector having worked in different roles over the past 21 years. She started as a Support Coordinator with OCC in February 2020.
What does a Support Coordinator do?
Donna explained that a key aspect of her role is to connect people with services and to educate people about NDIS funding and how to maximise their plans.
Highlights of the role
Donna said that the best aspects of the job are definitely meeting new people and being a part of the process that helps people achieve their goals.
Why the disability sector?
I wanted to work with people that haven’t always had a voice.
Donna’s goals now and into the future
A key goal for Donna is to ensure that she is up to date with content from the NDIS so she can give participants accurate information.
She said, there is no greater achievement than a positive outcome for a participant!
What are you passionate about?
Donna loves advocating for the rights of people with a disability and ensuring that an individual has choice and control.
Donna knew she wanted to be a part of the OCC team as soon as she walked in. It really felt like one big family.
Uplifting moments on the job
So far, there have been two major uplifting moments for Donna. One was being part of a very special wedding between two participants.
The second was attending the 2019 Supported Employee Awards at Parliament House with two nominated participants from OC Connections.
Thanks for sharing with us Donna. It was great to introduce you to the OC Connections community.
Above photo: Donna far right.