Before moving to Coffs Harbour 7 years ago Sue worked full-time at Forensic and Scientific Services (FFS). I had various roles from supervising the Sample receival area, supporting the implementation of a hospital based system and as an Administration Assistant to laboratory managers and scientist.
She states that her main achievement while working with SSDU was building productive working relationships with the staff. She enjoyed helping and developing staff to meet their needs and also coordinating hundreds of different courses and conferences building relationships with staff and external training providers.
Bree is Sue and her husband’s middle child who has complicated disabilities. She had not accessed any respite support before moving to Coffs Harbour. The move saw their need for some emergency support and was lucky enough to have been linked in with R&R Disability Services. Their aim for Bree is to have an inclusive lifestyle, which is only limited by your imagination. Bree is a credit to herself and family with her ‘never give up attitude’. She believes that the combination of Bree’s attitude and the support from R&R will see her create an independent lifestyle.
Sue joined the Board of R&R in July of 2015.
I’m emailing today to tell you how great my support worker is; not only is he very patient, helpful and quick-thinking, but he’s also the most friendly worker I’ve had to date. Whenever I’m not feeling my best, he seems to see that and not push me to do things that I’d otherwise be willing to do, however when I am feeling able to do things, he encourages me to do it myself, he teaches me how to do it if I’m not understanding, or congratulates me when I do it by myself.
Just wanted to thank you for the amazing support staff you have put into our home to help with our daughter . One outstanding support worker supported her in such a professional manner , and was not afraid to help in any way she could .
“R&R gave me my first real opportunity to work in a new industry following my career change. I value the opportunity that you extended, the way in which everyone at R&R including Admin, Coordinators and fellow Support Workers welcomed the new greenhorn and the valuable experience gained. ”
“Wonderful organisation doing some great programs and initiatives.”
“Great place to work with awesome staff and clients keep up the good work”
“I am very grateful and blessed that I have been part of a wonderful service during my time at R&R Disability Services.”