Chris

Chris - Respected and appreciated by the other staff Chris graduated from Ingleburn’s NOVA Transition program in 2012. Now he sorts the mail at the corporate office of the Whiddon Group in Glenfield. He works four hours a day five days per week and enjoys the friendly people at his workplace. It’s a responsible position that Chris takes seriously. Being systematic is important in this role. Chris collects the mail from different departments, then opens, stamps and files it accordingly. Mail marked ‘Private and Confidential’ must ...
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Karlie

Karlie - A reliable worker When she first started paid employment, Karlie used to count every payslip that came in. Now she's been there so long she doesn't even bother! Karlie works two days per week in administration for an aged care service. Her job involves filing, photocopying, franking the mail and typing documents. She has her own computer at her desk and recently celebrated working in this job for three years! She says the best part of her job ...
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Luke

Luke - Proud to have a full-time job at 20! ‘Not a lot of 20-year-olds can say they have a full-time job already,’ says Luke, who graduated from Rouse Hill NOVA Transition in 2015. But he’s proud to say that he works five days a week from 8.30 to 5 at the reception desk of the Westmead Hospital Research and Education Network. Apart from attending the desk and car parking, he is on hand to help with administration tasks, such as putting together ...
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Phillip

Phillp - One of his employer’s best workers The best aspects of working for Phillip are saving money and making good friends. He gets nervous when offered more hours as a coder at Australia Post because any change is hard for Phillip, but last Christmas he rose to the challenge by thinking, ‘It’s Christmas. People need their letters and presents on time.’Phillip works 25 hours per week decoding what the machines can’t read on small and large letters, and large ...
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Domenic

Domenic - From very shy to speechmaker! Domenic started at NOVA Transition Katoomba half way through 2010. He was a shy, softly spoken young man who struggled to clearly say what he wanted to say. One of his interests was sport, especially football. To accommodate his individual interest, NOVA Katoomba started a footy tipping competition between trainees and staff. It was Domenic’s job to email staff about upcoming games then communicate the results after the weekend. Staff would seek him out to discuss football ...
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Christian

Christian - Persistence Pays off! Christian had always wanted to work in a mailroom so the team at NOVA Transition organised a work-experience placement at NSW Fire and Rescue for one day per week.During the one-month trial in general administration, Christian completed all the tasks given to him well within the allocated time frames. His roles included archiving diaries and journals from the fire stations around NSW and preparing them for storage.His NOVA support staff also developed Christian’s capacity to travel independently ...
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Jasmine

Jasmine - Work experience is important In her work experience with NOVA Transition at Liverpool, Jasmin enjoyed administration tasks the best, such as scanning, typing and using the computer. So when it came to narrowing down her job choices, admin was her first choice. She had also completed work experience in hospitality, childcare and retail.Now she works full-time two days’ per week in the office of a doctor’s surgery, and couldn’t be happier. She enjoys the role of customer service the ...
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Jerome

Jerome - Five years in the job: it's all good! It wasn’t hard to identify administration as the right career choice for Jerome. Although he’d also done work experience in retail, administration and hospitality, administrative tasks were what he enjoyed most.After graduating from St Marys NOVA Transition in late 2011, Jerome started an administration traineeship at Doors Plus. Five years later, he’s still there, working weekdays from 9am to 1pm. He and his employer couldn’t be happier.Early on, Jerome’s main task was scanning, which he loved (and ...
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Jenna

Jenna - Work placement leads to employment After just two months in NOVA’s Blacktown Transition program, Jenna’s employment goals were to work in a library or administration. So, towards the end of the program, NOVA’s Work Placement Team started looking for work experience in this area on her behalf. For three years now, Jenna has been employed with Blacktown Women’s Health Centre as Office Administration Assistant.Her administration skills have been developing through a traineeship such that she now completes all sorts of tasks, ...
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Hayden

Hayden - Growing in more ways than one Hayden learnt about NOVA Employment on the radio, so decided to go along to a Pathways to Employment event in Bankstown to see what they could do for him. He enrolled with Bankstown NOVA Transition, and the rest is history! The 19-year-old from Potts Hill now works near home as an administration assistant for the Quest Realty Group.His manager, Dean Stojanovski, says Hayden’s quality of work is equivalent to that of his other staff. ‘Hayden is ...
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