Category: OCC Staff

‘It’s not just a 9-5 job’ – Deepak Sahu

19 October 2022

Deepak Sahu is a disability support worker in OC Connections’ Community Living, providing support to residents in one of our Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes.  He supports Erica, Greg, Vlada, David and Carolyn at home and in their daily routine, access day programs and provide individual supports. Deepak loves the flexibility that working in supported […]

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Aidan interviews Day Support Team Leader Jessica Lilburne

6 October 2022

Day Support Team Leader Jessica Lilburne has been working at OC Connections for 10 years this year. Six of those years have been in Day Service and 4 years in Community Living. In Community Living she became Team Leader supporting residents.  She made sure all the right people were in the right programs to support […]

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Spotlight on Ebony Thomas

4 October 2022

Ebony commenced work with OC Connections in January 2022 after some extended leave from the sector to stay home with her children.   Her previous experience was in-home one-to-one support for a person with quadriplegia. She has welcomed the move into a support setting, providing support in the community and at OC Connections’ Warrigal Road site.   “I […]

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Spotlight on Denis Carolin

20 September 2022

Disability Educator, Denis Carolin commenced his journey with OC Connections as part of his student placement.  He enjoyed his time, the people and the organisation, so applied for a role.   During his time at OC Connections, Denis has worked in a variety of roles: including providing support to residents in our supported accommodation, day support […]

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Meet our Intake & Transition team

31 August 2022

The OC Connections’ NDIS Intake and Transition team focus on the onboarding of new participants to our services, as well as the transition of current participants from one NDIS plan to the next.  When you contact OC Connections to make an enquiry about our services, you will be in touch with our Intake and Transition […]

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Spotlight on Jiyoung

28 April 2022

Meet Jiyoung, a disability support worker in the OC Connections’ Day Support Team. Jiyoung came to Australia in 2019 with her young daughter at the beginning of the pandemic. With little English, she embarked on a journey to find a suitable career that would accommodate her desire to help others, allow her to learn and […]

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Farewell Deb White

7 April 2022

Deb White worked at OC Connections and was a much respected member of staff. On her retirement, OCC day participant Aidan interviewed Deb on her time at OC Connections and what the future holds for her. This interview is the result of a new program whereby we engage participants as champions of OC Connections. This […]

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Phillip is making an impact

30 March 2022

Phillip is a representative on OC Connections’ Staff Consultative Committee. He works in the skin pack (sealed plastic) section in the packing enterprise of OCC Enterprises as a supported employee. Phillip says he likes being able to use the machines and being part of a team while making friends at work. He also likes being part […]

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20 years service to OC Connections – Karen Palmer

9 November 2021

OC Connections Disability Support Worker, Karen Palmer recently celebrated 20 years at OC Connections and was recognised for her service at the 71st Annual General Meeting. Karen’s experience has enabled her to form meaningful relationships with many of the people she supports. She is experienced in working with challenging behaviours and coaches many of her peers in […]

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