Category: OCC Story – Support Coordination

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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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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If you think Alyson has a passion for crocheting, yarn knot wrong.

21 June 2022

OC Connections’ long term Supported Independent Living resident, Alyson has a passion for crocheting. Alyson not only makes a wonderful blanket, but she also crochets a variety of other woollen items such as booties, beanies, and scarves. After some research and discussion with her support staff, Alyson decided that she would like to donate her […]

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OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG)

28 April 2022

The OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG) is an established committee comprised of OC Connections’ participants with a focus on empowering and advocating for all participants at OC Connections. Established in 2019 the PRG consists of 6-8 participants, an independent chairperson – disability advocate Tricia Malowney OAM, deputy chairperson – Board Member Sara, a secretariat […]

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Meet new Casey Hub Coordinator Lyndall Slaney

19 August 2021

Lyndall Slaney, Coordinator of our new Casey Hub, has been busy setting up the operations at its new home at The Cranbourne West Community Hub in the City of Casey. Lyndall has been recruiting staff, liaising with schools, councils, Local Area Coordinators and Support Coordinators to onboard participants. Her focus will be to provide individual […]

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Meet Geoff, new Senior Support Coordinator at OCC

23 June 2021

OC Connections warmly welcomes Geoff Deacon to the role of Senior Support Coordinator.  With more than 35 years of lived family experience, Geoff is very familiar with people living with disability including neurological disorders like Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and other conditions like Muscular Dystrophy, ASD and Psychosocial / PTSD. Before coming to OC Connections Geoff […]

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Young women on OC Connections day support activity with toy dinosaur behind her at the Melbourne Museum

Participants hit the ground running in 2021!

23 March 2021

After such a challenging 2020, it’s lovely to see participants and staff so excited and engaged with the extensive range of activities that form the Day Support program at OC Connections (OCC).  We recently chatted with Jasmine (Jazzy) Howlett, a Support Worker at OCC who is passionate about engaging participants in new and challenging activities. […]

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A passion for the sector

25 November 2020

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 experienceDonna has extensive experience working in the disability sector having worked in different roles over the past 21 years. […]

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