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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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New job site by and for people with disability – the Field

25 September 2022

The Field is a new job site launching soon. It’s been built by and for people with disability that actively connects people with disability with jobs from inclusive employers. One hour online information sessions by the Field team (with disability and lived experience) are available for you this week to find out: Who the Field […]

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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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A person standing outside, with a garden and building behind, looks into the camer. They are wearing a backpack.

COVID-19 isolation periods remain the same for disability settings

9 September 2022

It was announced this week that from Friday 9 September, isolation periods for COVID-19 positive cases will reduce from seven to five days following a positive test if the patient has no symptoms on Day 5. It is important that our community note that seven days isolation remains for workers in high-risk settings including disability […]

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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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Important contacts at OC Connections

31 August 2022

OC Connections is continually growing and evolving, and so are its staff. This evolving work environment can sometimes result in a change of support staff. To make sure that your experience with OC Connections is smooth and seamless it’s important to know the staff you will be working with. Below is a list of important […]

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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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