Category: OCC Stories

Five, six, seven, eight.

27 September 2022

Dance is an activity for all to enjoy, whether it’s moving to the beat or just listening to the music. This activity allows for self-expression and creativity through the music, while learning new ways to move, practice listening and following direction. It’s also a great social interaction for those who take part.     Dance class is […]

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Coffee catch ups

27 September 2022

With the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, it has been wonderful to see a return to in-community activities for OC Connections’ day support participants.    Activities such as Explore Melbourne; Shop, Cook and Learn; Parks and Gardens; and Coffee Catch up see participants head out and enjoy the sights and experiences Melbourne has to offer.  Supported […]

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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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New beginnings for Michael

20 September 2022

In 2021/2, OCC Enterprises supported the transition of three supported employees into open employment.    Michael is one such employee, who is currently working at ACE Contractors Group, a civil construction company servicing Victoria. Michael is undertaking administrative duties at the company’s Nunawading office: scanning, shredding, filing.  He also assists with garden maintenance when he has time.  […]

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Team work makes the dream work

31 August 2022

The Towards Employment pathway (a School Leaver Employment Supports pathway) focuses not only on employment skills, but also life skills, where participants can get hands on experiences within the local community to learn and grow new skills that are transferable into everyday living.   Harry, David F, David G, Kartika and Towards Employment facilitator, Hannah […]

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Jarrod ‘snags’ a new role with Bunnings

30 August 2022

Last month, we shared Jarrod’s experiences as a Document Management supported employee at OCC Enterprise. We are excited to share that this month Jarrod will embark on a new employment journey in an open employment role with Bunnings.  Recently JobsBank approached OCC Enterprise about a new role for a Technical Support Officer, at Bunnings Head […]

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A person sits at a table working on a mosaic of a dog. The photograph of hte black dog sits on the table next to the mosaic

Mandy’s mosaic keeps her connected to family

30 August 2022

We are always pleasantly surprised by the work OC Connections’ artists produce in their art classes. Supported by staff and guided by the passionate leader Val, participants have produced some amazing works of art over the years. When we visited recently, Mandy was producing a mosaic of her brother’s dog Maggie from a picture her […]

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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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