Support Coordinator Shara has over 15 years of industry knowledge. Shara started her career in the disability sector working as a disability support worker in day supports and respite prior to moving into support coordination.
The best part of Shara’s job as a Support Coordinator is the sense of fulfilment and joy she gets from helping others and knowing that her contribution is making a difference to people living with a disability.
Shara also enjoys supporting people living with a disability in a 1:1 setting, which provides the chance to get to know the individual and assist them based on their personal goals and needs. When Shara sees the individuals out in the community or enjoying them selves in an activity, she knows that each individual actively choose the activity that makes them most happy.
“I have a strong passion to making a difference in other people’s lives, it gives me a great fulfillment to see them smile and to achieve their goals.”
While at OC Connections, Shara wishes to further expand her knowledge within the NDIS space. She believes that as an individuals we can never stop learning and continue to build up our skillset.
OC Connections’ Support Coordinators such as Shara are passionate about working with participants and their families to help them understand and implement their NDIS plans and uses a person-centered approach to empower participants to achieve their goals.
The Australian Government will soon review the recommendations of the Disability Royal Commission, including employment services and opportunities for people living with disability. Around 16,000 people living with disabilities work as Supported Employees across Australia. Working in Supported Employment makes a significant difference in the lives of people with disability – engaging in work helps […]
“Expression” Exhibition at Cardinia Cultural Centre
The OC Art Space provides a welcoming, encouraging environment for participants to learn creative forms of self-expression. Living with intellectual and developmental disabilities can feel isolating, especially when your natural type of communication isn’t widely understood. That’s why support staff Renate, Rose, Michelle and Val have worked to build a strong foundation at OC Connections […]
In July, two residents from our Oakleigh Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) made the trip up to Echuca to participate in a game of footy with Moama Rockets! Tim and Bart are members of the Mazenod Panthers in Glen Waverly, an all-abilities football club that goes up against teams from around Victoria. They woke up bright […]