Not a stranger to the disability sector, Workpower has gained a seasoned professional in Carlie Johnson, who has joined the organisation as one of our eight Managers of Community Supports.
Having spent 20 years in the hospitality industry, Carlie has seen and done it all. She was a General Manager of hotel chains, looking after head chefs, executive chefs, and wedding coordinators whilst traveling the world, living life in the fast lane.
Then, like with many others, Carlie’s job was impacted by a global pandemic. This was the key which pushed her to rethink her future and ultimately led her on the path to doing something she was passionate about – working with and helping others.
A meaningful career
Starting out in the disability sector as a support coach, Carlie was able to see how much possibility there was for her to help others develop and grow.
“To see hands-on what it means to our customers to have that support and having that rewarding feeling of helping someone to achieve their goals whether it was being an active member in their community or become more independent is so gratifying,” said Carlie.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my previous roles in the sector when I was in a house working with four amazing customers and learned so much from them.”
Providing employment support
Carlie has gone from strength-to-strength in experiencing multiple aspects of the disability sector but employment support is where she truly shines.
After Containers for Change launched in October 2020 , Carlie got involved in finding meaningful employment for people with disability and has been able to continue working with customers to set out goals and challenges that help them continue being active members of the community.
“Seeing employees thriving in their new found roles is rewarding in it is self and to have employees complete their goals and move into open employment opportunities is an even better achievement to be a part of,” Carlie said.
Now working with the team at Workpower, the values Carlie upholds match the organisation’s and she is eager to continue supporting customers and their support networks, something she has been missing.
“This role enables me to be more engaged with customers and their support network which is what I’m passionate about and has been missing for me in previous roles,” she said.
Leading a team with a customer first approach
As a Manager Community Support Carlie will work to develop connections with Workpower customers, along with their families and support networks, whilst working with our support coaches to achieve create positive goals, both professional and personal for the customers will help them to thrive in the community and their daily lives.
Carlie will be running the Employment Soft Skills class, just one of the 12 online NDIS supports series upcoming.
We’re so excited to have you as part of the team Carlie!
Join our team
If like Carlie, you’d like to have a meaningful career that changes the lives of people with disability, we have a number of roles currently available from our integral support coaches to Manager Community Supports
For more information or to apply, visit https://www.seek.com.au/Workpower-Incorporated-jobs