Matthew Swadling

Name: Matthew Swadling
Organisation: ACES
Position: Trainee Support Worker/Aboriginal Liaison Support
Training: Certificate III - Disability Services
 
My name is Matthew Swadling,
 
I am a Birpai man from the mid-north coast of NSW. 
 
I had not considered working in the disability sector until I spoke with NDS' Regional Coordinator at an employment fair here in Port Macquarie.  Through Aboriginal Jobs Together I was able to find full time employment and training with a good employer.  
 
I support people with intellectual disabilities each day. I also work with my employer to help the organisation better engage with the Aboriginal people here. 
 
My goal in this industry is to make it easier for Aboriginal people to access the support that they deserve and that they are entitled to.