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Adrian Valley – Training Manager and Positive Support Manager

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Our People Management Team Training & Development Manager and Positive Support Manager – Adrian Valley

Origins: 

  • A Yorkshireman by birth, but we won’t hold that against him….

Interests:

  • As a young man:
    • Rock climbing
    • Ice climbing
    • Kayaking
    • Sailing
    • Mountain biking.
  • As a more mature gentleman:
    • Making things in the shed
    • Motorbike desert trips (last one, Simpson Desert)
    • Bushwalking
    • Mountain biking.
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Excutive Office – Vicki Corpus

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CLA’s Executive Officer – Vicki Corpus

Vicki is currently Executive Officer of CLA, having worked at the organisation since 2009 in a range of roles including Accommodation Manager, A/CEO, Contracts Manager and Project Manager.

We asked Vicki to tell us a bit more about herself:

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Support Worker – Eric – Motoring Memories

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Management Team Senior Coordinator – Eric Glas

For as long as I can remember I have always loved old cars. When my parents and five siblings emigrated from Holland back in 1981, we were collected from the airport in two separate vehicles – one was a HQ Holden Ute, the other was a HZ Station Wagon.

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Support Worker – Fiona – A day in the life of

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Support Worker – Fiona and client Melinda

We asked Fiona to share a typical day in her life as a Support Worker for CLA.

“It’s Tuesday afternoon and I’ve just changed into my gym gear. I’m off to work with Melinda. We do a workout at BodyCare Health Club for 30 minutes. This is our first session of the week, two more to go!

Mel’s ready when I arrive so I check she has water and a towel and off we go. We work our way around the exercise machines, then Mel goes on the rowing machine last.

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Support Worker – Clinton brings hope and encouragement

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Support Worker – Clinton

Support Worker Clinton O’Brien has changed the life of family in crisis.

The family who own and run a successful business in the Great Southern self-managing their son Tom* who in their own words is “Autistic, non-verbal and frequently very aggressive”. This family live in a rural area, and finding support is a constant challenge.

* client’s name changed to protect their privacy

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Support Worker – Janet – Why She Loves Working For CLA

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Support Worker – Janet

Janet answers some questions about why she loves working for CLA…. 

Why did you decide to become a support worker?

I’m a hairdresser and a teacher by trade and have done lots of different things in my life including running a family business and being a Thermomix consultant. I love variety and working with people and to be honest, at this stage of my life I want to do rewarding work – it’s all about making a difference in people’s life for me.

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Support Worker – Nadine – A Day In The Life

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Support Worker – Nadine

Nadine Stone shares a day in her life as a CLA Support Worker…. 

My morning started by meeting Brendan and his mum at ASHS carpark at 8.30. We then drove out to the Princess Royal Sailing Club in Little Grove. We had time for a drink and chat and then joined friends for a sail at our weekly Sailability session.

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Support Worker – Ron

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Support Worker – Ron

For the past five years, Support Worker Ron has been taking a holiday with a difference in Cambodia.  A friend introduced Ron to International Children’s Care (ICC) – a charity which enables people from all over the world to sponsor children in need.  In addition to child sponsorship, ICC gives people the opportunity to use their skills and experience to help people in practical ways.

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Phone: 08 9842 3855

Email: admin@mycla.org.au

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