Manager praises younger staff and their committment at Murray Human Services.MONIQUE PRESTON January 31, 2013 4:12am
Young Murray Human Services employees (from left) Stephanie Roelink, Adrian Rose, Maggie Vesty, Shernice Francis and Abbey Collins.
While many people working in disability services tend to be older, a group of young people is bucking the trend at Echuca’s Murray Human Services.
MHS has eight young people aged between 18 and 20 working for it.
The organisation’s services manager Keryn Gill said the young staff, combined with the longer serving staff, was a ‘‘good mix’’.
Ms Gill had nothing but praise for the staff.
‘‘Part of the positives for young people coming through is their vivacious, energetic reaction to people we support,’’ she said.
‘‘They have a natural ability to communicate with people we support and they have masses of energy.
‘‘They’re very keen young people.’’
Ms Gill said young people also brought ‘‘a new way of thinking’’ to the way things were done.
‘‘They have no pre-conceived ideas,’’ she said.
‘‘They have new eyes and.
Ms Gill said in the past, a lot of disability services staff had been made up of parents of young children wanting a part-time job.
She is pleased now that more young people are actively looking for a career in disability services.
‘‘They’re coming in with the idea that ‘this is what I want to do’,’’ she said.
‘‘It is a field where people have to be responsible for other people and they do that well.’’
Ms Gill said young people moving into the disability field would also be of benefit in the future.
‘‘For the future, younger staff will be a benefit to our organisation,’’ she said.
She praised the existing more mature staff for their work with their younger fellow employees in teaching them the ropes.
‘‘They work with other staff as mentors and do work on their own as well,’’ she said of the younger staff.
When Sam Atukorala addresses his children in his mother tongue of Sinhalese, they understand him completely, but they always reply in English.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
St Augustines College, Kyabram, has won the inaugural School’s Sustainability Cup for 2014, beating several Melbourne schools.
The Shire of Campaspe is concerned as to the incomplete reporting of Port of Echuca property matters.
Four people, including a father and his two children, were fined more than $18,000 for their role in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a Lockington party earlier this year which ended in a teenager beaten up and forced into a dog cage.
New faces for Girgarre FNC
A time to include late loved ones in the spirit of the season.
Firefighters were able to save a Finley property's buildings after a large stack of hay bales went up in flames on Monday.
Eppalock Primary School has gone global.
Scout Group hopes to raise funds for World Scout Jamboree through novel 24-hour endurance test.
Forest tour only way to understand impact.
Fodder depots have been set up in Euroa and Thoona for farmers hit by the recent fires.
The rail tracks are in such disrepear V/Line is having to close the buffet car between Euroa and Seymour due to health and safety concerns to hospitality staff.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.