Skip to content
Community, Disability

Launceston DES worker wins national award

Interact Australia (Part of the IntoWork Group) 2 mins read
Amanda Williams who is a Workforce Partner with Interact Australia won the prestigious Steve Lawrence Award at CoAct's annual conference for employment services.

A Launceston Disability Employment Service worker has taken out a national award for her outstanding service to people with disability and their employers.

Amanda Williams who is a Workforce Partner with Interact Australia won the prestigious Steve Lawrence Award at CoAct’s annual conference for employment services. Named after the founder of CoAct, the award recognises employment services professionals who demonstrate excellence in helping disadvantaged Australians to gain employment. 

“We are so proud of Amanda and the recognition of her hard work,” said Interact Australia Acting CEO, Jamie Bardon. “Amanda’s commitment to supporting participants through their unique challenges is truly remarkable. Not only does she go above and beyond to understand their needs but she also has a special ability to put employers at ease when hiring someone with a disability.”

Ms. Williams has been in the role for the past five years and is passionate about helping people with disabilities to stay in work. She provides support to manage barriers, helps participants to identify strategies to manage their workload, and assists with ergonomic setups and workplace modifications or assistive technologies.

“To go into a workplace and see a participant doing their role with confidence and a smile on their face is an incredible moment,” said Ms. Williams. “People will constantly surprise you with their strength and determination.”

Ms. Williams' dedication to providing personalised support has left a lasting impression on employers, leading to increased retention rates of people with disability in their roles in the Launceston region.

“Amanda was recognised for her support and coaching that has made a real difference in participants’ work and life,” said Mr. Bardon. “Employers have praised her level of compassion, empathy and professionalism. She is dedicated to supporting sustainable employment options by working with both participant and employer to meet their needs.”

Interact Australia is part of the IntoWork Group a leading national provider of Employment, Skills, Education and Support services.

 


Contact details:

Media contact: Eilish Massie 0448771045

Media

More from this category

  • Community, Energy
  • 17/04/2024
  • 11:35
Community Power Agency and Local Jobs - New England North West

New England North West locals to hear about making job opportunities from the region’s renewable projects

April 17 2024 The Community Power Agency will be co-presenting on clean jobs in renewable energy at the Renewable Manilla Festival (near Tamworth) this Friday April 19th. Community Power Agency’s Regional Coordinator Heidi McElnea said the interactive presentation would explain the job opportunities and economic possibilities that are in the pipeline for New England North West. “With between 30 and 50 renewable energy projects across the region in the stages of planning and construction, there’s potential to get involved, to develop skills and qualifications, to shift across from other industries, and to kick start new careers and business ventures,” Ms…

  • Community, Finance Investment
  • 17/04/2024
  • 11:28
Communico Media Group P/L

Place Branding Australia 2024 to Illuminate Vivid Sydney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sydney, Australia – April 18, 2024 – Place Branding Australia 2024, the premier conference on placemaking and community identity, will be a highlight of this year's Vivid Sydney festival. The conference will delve into how communities across Australia and beyond use their unique identities to drive economic and social growth, attract residents, and overcome challenges. "Vivid Sydney is the ideal backdrop for exploring the power of place branding," says conference curator Stu Speirs. "The festival's success is a testament to its deep connection with Sydney's identity as a place. This conference offers a front-row seat to a…

  • Animal Animal WelfareRights, Community
  • 17/04/2024
  • 09:31
City of Sydney

City of Sydney tables planning change to boost housing

Proposed changes to planning rules are set to encourage developers create more build-to-rent residences in central Sydney, aimed at tackling the housing crisis. The…

  • Contains:

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.