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A story that touches our hearts

At Edge Subiaco, every person we help is a success story that touches our hearts. Bec’s story is an illustration of this. With her positive manner and shining smile, she made a lasting impression from the moment she stepped through our doors.

The world was Bec’s oyster. However, work experience in Fiji as a Marine Biologist changed this. Whilst diving in Fiji’s pristine waters, Bec contracted meningitis, which left her with a significant sight deficiency. As a result, her hopes and dreams for the future were uncertain – but she wasn’t about to give up. So Bec, a newly qualified Marine Biologist, came to our team for help.

We desperately wanted to find Bec a job in the field of Marine Biology, so she could use the skills she had worked so hard to obtain and continue to follow her passion.

Marine Biology was a unique skill set, so we approached the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). They were looking for someone to join their Strategic Policy team tasked with protecting our oceans and sea life.

It was the right fit. Bec started her role as a Fisheries Management Officer in June 2020. She is currently working on a range of natural resource management projects, drafting ministerial advice and briefing materials, and undertaking administrative tasks.

Bec smiling at her deskIn July 2021, Bec’s contract was extended for another 12 months. She is passionate about her role, and has this to say: “The type of work I’m involved in is very different to what I had envisaged myself doing, but I really enjoy being able to try new tasks and gain more experience in an area I’m passionate about.

Working with the great team at DPIRD has given me purpose and made me more confident in my abilities, both at work and in other aspects of my life.”

We are proud to partner with organisations like DPIRD who offer a values-driven culture where everyone makes their best contribution. And that’s exactly how Bec feels with the opportunity to bring her best self to work and thrive in her role. Bec’s story is just one of many success stories of employing people with disability – and we’re driven to continue to bring more of these to life.

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