Category: OCC Staff

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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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A meaningful career change

28 September 2021

Last year Joanne Tallis, OC Connections (OCC) Disability Support Worker watched the award-winning documentary “Leaving Allen Street”, a film documenting the journey of 30 plus intellectually disabled participants who moved from OCC’s congregate care facilities in Allen Street to new homes in the community. The film aired as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival […]

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OC Connections team excel in challenging times

28 September 2021

OC Connections Team Leader Whitney has praised the Community Living team. She says the team have gone above and beyond in their commitment to building a supportive, flexible and positive environment for staff, participants and families. “Throughout the lockdown period, the team have been absolutely outstanding in all areas especially in providing support to participants […]

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Thank you Chester

7 September 2021

Chester Au is one of OCC’s wonderful bus drivers who has changed roles as a result of the pandemic and its restrictions.  Restrictions and social distancing requirements have meant that our bus services have been put on hold.  In this time Chester has been coming on-site to clean and sanitise our high touch surfaces to […]

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