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Winners are grinners

Each year, we take the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our amazing clients and staff. With a total of four awards for both clients and staff,  candidates are nominated throughout the year by their colleagues and peers. We are grateful and proud to be able to recognise and celebrate the efforts of our staff. 

As a result of COVID-19, 2021 presented several challenges; however, Orana staff went above and beyond in the face of adversity to continually support and enhance the lives of our clients. We are grateful and proud to be able to recognise and celebrate the efforts of our staff. 

Highlighting our clients’ achievements is an important focus of Oranability, and while this is done on a regular basis, the Orana Staff and Client Awards provide a larger platform to highlight accomplishments. 

 

STAFF AWARDS

CLiENT CHAMPiON AWARD:
Jessica Divola – Client Coach 

Awarded for exceeding role expectations and going above and beyond to improve the quality of life for her clients through memorable experiences, innovative ideas, and her ability to overcome barriers. Jess is well respected by her coworkers and is constantly thinking of new ways to engage with and support her clients.

IMPACT AWARD:
Prabin Shrestha – Client Coach 

Prabin is well-known for his calm and professional demeanour, and he ensures that his clients’ needs are met and that they are living their best lives with the best care and support. He is extremely enthusiastic about his role at Orana and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

BEHiND THE SCENES AWARD:
Ron Kalaquian – IT Manager 

Ron goes above and beyond his responsibilities as the IT Development and Systems Engineer to ensure that the needs of the entire Orana staff are met. When needed, Ron is only a click away and can demonstrate high-level IT functionalities in an easy-to-understand manner.

STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2021:
Jessica Divola – Client Coach

Jessica is deserving of this award after an outstanding year that included several nominations from her colleagues. Working at Amaroo, she goes above and beyond her responsibilities to provide all clients with experiences that go beyond the norm. She assists her clients in overcoming obstacles in ways that engage them.

 

CLIENT AWARDS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS AWARD:
Matthew Kassulke 

Matthew has a strong commitment to his health and a long list of demonstrated accomplishments in this area. Matthew serves as a consistent role model for his peers by demonstrating a healthy lifestyle and achieving health goals. Matthew also met his 20kg weight-loss goal in eight months.

EMPLOYMENT AWARD:
William ‘Bill’ Chapman 

Working in our Para Hills West business service, William has demonstrated an ability to constantly learn new skills in a variety of areas. Over the past year, he has demonstrated excellent leadership abilities and a high level of regard for his coworkers and managers, even offering transportation assistance to pick up his co-workers for the day.

SKiLLS DEVELOPMENT AWARD:
Stephen Benni 

Stephen has been expressing himself with ease and confidence, and he now finds it easy to initiate communication with staff, friends, and the local community. His eagerness to learn and expand his skill set has led him to win the Skills Development Award.

CLiENT OF THE YEAR 2021:
William ‘Bill’ Chapman

William’s outstanding year of great accomplishments earned him the title of Client of the Year for 2021.

  • 713 x 385 – 08 Grinners

  • 713 x 385 – 09 Grinners