Carecareer Stories - Working in Community Services - Carecareers

Whether you've just joined the disability and community care sector or have worked in it for years, we'd love you to submit your story and to also enjoy reading the contributions from other members of our community.

It's a great way to learn more about what people do in their careers, what inspires them and who they work with.


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Title Story by Date Comment
Principles of social justice inform what I do
David Clements
01 Feb 2013

Principles of social justice inform what I do. I’ve worked in the human services field for over seventeen years, in not-for-profit and government organisations.

The privilege of making a difference
Kate Bowen
05 Jul 2012

Mr. Potato Head, play dough, bubbles and more bubbles – it really is fun and games being a speech pathologist working with children.

A helping hand
Harkeet Sandhu
18 May 2012

When I finished high school, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. There wasn’t a specific job or career that stood out to me.

Making performing arts accessible at the Sydney Opera House
Jenny Spinak
16 Apr 2012

I never thought when I undertook my social work degree that I would end up working at Sydney Opera House one day.

The power of words
Simone McClenaughan
30 Mar 2012

I can’t imagine a life without writing. I wanted to be a writer since I was a child and I never let go of that dream.

Combining work and leisure – through tennis!
Jeffrey Tonge
05 Mar 2012

I’ve been working in helping professions for close to 20 years and I feel very fortunate that I work in an industry where I have the opportunity to support people to achieve independence and community integration.

On my days off I miss my clients
Rio Kuharski
24 Feb 2012

The aphorism, 'It is better to give than receive' epitomises my interest in community services.

We can learn from people with disability
Verena Carey
16 Feb 2012

I've now been working with people with an intellectual disability for 7 years.

A family connection
Jillian Black
31 Jan 2012

I’ve grown up in a family passionate about the rights of people with disability.

Follow the signs
Amy Mckibbons
30 Nov 2011

My passion for the disability field started in 2000. I was 16 years old and in year 11 at School.