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Recognising efforts

The Amelia Rix Award is held each year in memory of the late Amelia Rix who was a long-term participant in Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc. Jobnet Employment Program. Paul, an Orana staff member, received a nomination for the Amelia Rix Award in December 2017

Paul was presented with his certificate from His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC at Government House.

Paul completed the Community Bridging Services Work Ready program and Job Focus groups and was nominated for his dedication to his work, education and involvement in the local community.

Paul works as a driver for the Orana Op Shops, picking up and delivering goods from the warehouse to the stores.

Paul has been working for Orana for the past two years. When Paul started working at Orana he wanted to improve and put into practice his job skills. Supported by his supervisors at Orana, Paul has developed strong team work skills and is a very valuable member of the Orana Op Shop team. He is always happy to learn and welcomes everyone with a big smile and a very friendly attitude. He enjoys working at Orana as he likes to keep himself busy while helping others.

Paul has completed a range of further education programs, including Certificate II and III in Information Technology, and has a previous Bachelor of Science degree. He is interested in eventually going back to University to complete either a Diploma in Mathematics or Diploma in Statistics. He is a key member of the SA Chess Club, attending weekly and volunteers in setting up for each session. He also has taught himself how to play the guitar from an online website.

Congratulations to Paul for his nomination. Keep up the good work Paul!

Orana was also recognised as a Gold Sponsor for the 2017 CBS Amelia Rix Awards.

*The Amelia Rix Award was established in 2003 for participants with a disability who show a spirit in finding and keeping a regular job in open employment. It recognizes and acknowledges people with a disability who have achieved their goals through determination and perseverance.

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