Category: OCC News

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COVID-19 isolation periods remain the same for disability settings

9 September 2022

It was announced this week that from Friday 9 September, isolation periods for COVID-19 positive cases will reduce from seven to five days following a positive test if the patient has no symptoms on Day 5. It is important that our community note that seven days isolation remains for workers in high-risk settings including disability […]

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Benjamin takes pride in his health and safety role

30 August 2022

Day Support participant Benjamin is passionate about contributing to OC Connections’ growth and continuous improvement as a disability provider.  He is a representative on the Participant Reference Group, Day Support Participant Group and provides participant feedback on the OC Connections Health and Safety Committee. He has also, in the past, been a member of the […]

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Josh continues to build on his skill set

28 July 2022

Josh accesses OC Connections’ supports from our Casey Disability Hub located in Cranbourne West, to participate in community activities on weekends (you can read more about this here.) Josh recently expressed interest in joining a Men’s Shed group, so Josh’s support worker, Stuart, supported Josh in finding and signing up to a local Men’s Shed […]

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Reaching participant goals thanks to OC Connections’ Co-Achieve model.

28 July 2022

Meet OC Connections’ Community Living resident, Debra. In recent weeks, Debra’s Support Worker, Carlos had noticed that Debra required more assistance getting in and out of her bed and sofa chair, so started the process of finding her more suitable equipment. After assisting Debra’s support network with relevant information, the NDIS provided funding and, OC […]

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Scott’s desire to impact change

28 July 2022

OC Connections’ Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Committee is committed to building a workplace that is respectful, diverse, inclusive, and healthy by helping every staff member to understand, contribute to, and maintain an environment where the dignity and uniqueness of every individual is recognised, and where we meaningfully leverage and celebrate diversity, inclusion and wellbeing in our workplace. Representatives on the committee are from each area of the organisation, including supported employees […]

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Jarrod makes the most of his work-life at OCC Enterprises

28 July 2022

Jarrod has worked at OC Connections (Enterprises) as a supported employee for the past 8 years, with just over 7 of those year’s working in the facility at Oakleigh South as part of the packing team. In September 2021, Jarrod was offered a role in the new Document Management team to work on the Department […]

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Going for gold at the Special Olympics.

23 June 2022

Congratulations to OC Connections Day Support participants Darren, Craig and Damien who have been invited to represent the Victorian Bocce team at the Special Olympics in Launceston, Tasmania this year. Darren, Damien, and Craig all started with the Bocce team back in 2019 and the other team members welcomed them with open arms. They joined […]

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Ministerial Visit

1 June 2022

On Thursday 19 May, staff at the OC Connections’ Warrigal Road site welcomed the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers and for Child Protection and Family Services, Mr Anthony Carbines and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Mr Steve Dimopoulos for a tour of our Day Support facility. The tour, organised by the Department of Fairness, Family and Housing […]

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Celebrating wins

27 May 2022

Our daily living programs, accommodation services and social enterprises are facilitated by our trained and participant-focused staff and our expert partners. We all work together to continuously adapt to feedback and improve so that OCC participants achieve their goals, enjoy their lives, and know they belong in the community. Our staff are invested in all […]

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