Stories

Workforce Innovation Story Highlights

Posted: 26 Jun. 2018

Why choose to self-manage? What do support workers think about self-managed arrangements? How do self-managers build the right team? We have created three highlight videos that respond to these questions. All content comes from the Workforce Innovation Stories.

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Employing Creativity

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Fran is employed by four different people that are self-managing their supports. Fran’s work involves supporting people in their roles as an artist. In this video, Fran talks about her experience as a support worker and some of the things she’s learnt along the way.

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Making It Personal

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Luke is a support worker and in this video he will introduce you to one of the people he supports, Gabe. Luke talks about how being employed directly by a person with disability is different to some of the more traditional work that he has done, explaining the many benefits of working in self-managed arrangements for himself as a support worker, as well as for Gabe and his family.

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You Are The CEO

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Glenda is an activist and passionate gardener living in South Australia. In this video Glenda talks about being the boss and how managing support workers through self-management gives her the control and freedom she needs to live her life.

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Two Way Street

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Ian is a keen photographer and winemaker living in South Australia. In this video Ian, and his support worker Alison, talk about how self-management can lead to a great working relationship and gives Ian more control in his life.

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Bendigo Bickies

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Jayde is the business owner of Bendigo Bickies, a small business in Bendigo, Victoria that makes, bakes, sells and delivers granola biscuits to local cafes. This video highlights what’s possible when people have a big vision and self-manage their supports.

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Design The Life You Love

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Morgan is an equestrian who lives in her own home in Kyneton, Victoria. This video captures a typical day in the life of an equestrian and highlights why self-managed supports have been crucial in meeting Morgan’s complex needs and more importantly designing the life she loves!

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Rita

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Rita is a passionate bush walker and someone who sets high expectations for herself. Although Rita has faced challenges along the way, she holds many valued roles. Rita is a wife and mother, works part time, is volunteering at an advocacy service as well as studying for her PHD.

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My role as a lifestyle coordinator

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Marija is employed by Isaac’s Microboard as a Lifestyle coordinator to assist Isaac’s family to put his goals into action. In this video you will learn about how Isaac’s Microboard have developed a creative way to recruit support staff using self-managed NDIS funding.

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Isaac Delivers

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Isaac is a young man who works as a delivery man. Isaac has a strong vision to live in a home independent from his family, hold meaningful work, enjoy his interests and contribute to his community despite having very complex needs. In this video you will hear from Sheree, Isaac’s mother, describe how they have self-managed Isaac’s NDIS funding to recruit quality support staff to assist Isaac realise his goals.

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Rachael

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Rachael is discovering her passions and challenging herself with a close team of assistants. Rachael uses a power chair but it hasn’t stopped her from exploring her strength as a pole dancer.

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Karim

Posted: 5 Jun. 2018

Karim is a performance artist and works with his team to present his motivational message and go deeper into dance and indigenous culture through his small business and studies at University.

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What makes a good Support Worker?

Posted: 31 May 2018

Maria explains what makes a good support worker for her. What makes a good support worker for you?

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