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Tasmanian Stories of Working with Purpose

Learn why these Tasmanians chose their careers, what inspires them, and how their work creates a positive impact.

We hope these stories encourage you to find your purpose by joining the community services industry.

Libby – Early Childhood Teacher

Libby, a seasoned educator in Launceston, offers insights into her career in Early Childhood Education.

Ron – Community Care Volunteer

Volunteering not only benefits those in need but also offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment to the volunteers. Ron's story reminds us that, no matter our age or background, we all have the potential to make a difference in the lives of others.

Ryan – Social Worker

With a diverse work background and keen interest in education, Ryan combined his recently acquired degree and his broad experience to elevate himself to work that fulfils his need for purpose and meaning. Ryan provides valuable insights into the nuances of his profession and how he eventually ended up working with young people.

Maria – Team Leader

Maria’s story is a testament to the impact one person can have on the lives of others, proving that with dedication and the right support, anyone can become a catalyst for positive change in the community.
A black and white photo of a woman smiling at a young boy to her left. She's holding an item wrapped in newspaper that appears to be part of a game or activity.

Savannah – Occupational Therapist

Savannah’s lived experience and training has led her to establish a dynamic career as an Occupational Therapist in the disability sector. Read about how her work keeps Savannah focused on her true purpose.

Jonathan – Youth Worker

Jonathan is a youth worker who is interested in expanding the options for young people in the area. Find out how he approaches his work and how he models healthy relationships with his clients.
A black and white photo shows two young women. Both are wearing face masks that cover their lower faces. They are embracing side on and sharing a moment of shared joy.

Haiyan – Aged Care Worker

Haiyan discovered a hidden talent quite by accident which developed into a career working in aged care. Discover how her accidental entry transformed her and created a life working with purpose.
A black and white photo shows an enthusiastic and happy young man wearing a beanie. He is surrounded by three primary school aged children completing a drawing activity.

Jayden – Educator

Jayden’s experiences growing up led him to seek work in education and care (childcare). What generated this interest and how does this work weave purpose into his daily interactions? Find out more.

Jamila – NSP Harm Reduction Worker

Jamila’s strong social justice principles led her to a career as an NSP Harm Reduction Program Worker. Read more about her experience working with people in the local community.
Four children sit in a circle on the floor, listening in rapt attention as a woman with long hair and glasses reads the book 'Possum Magic' and shows them the pictures.

Christie – Early Childhood Educator

In early childhood education and care, we often meet individuals who exemplify passion and dedication. Christie is one of these people, a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience.

Tess – Community Nurse

In aged care, few specialties are as crucial and impactful as nursing. Tess Bonde is a registered nurse who has made it her mission to use her expertise to serve the community with compassion.
A black and white photo depicts two people in a library. The person on the left has short, cropped hair and is holding a large book open for the other person to see, pointing at a photo on the page.

Brady – Disability Support Worker

Support work is more than just a job; it's a journey of personal growth, compassion, and making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Ron – Community Care Volunteer

Volunteering not only benefits those in need but also offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment to the volunteers. Ron's story reminds us that, no matter our age or background, we all have the potential to make a difference in the lives of others.
A black and white photo shows two young women. Both are wearing face masks that cover their lower faces. They are embracing side on and sharing a moment of shared joy.

Haiyan – Aged Care Worker

Haiyan discovered a hidden talent quite by accident which developed into a career working in aged care. Discover how her accidental entry transformed her and created a life working with purpose.

Tess – Community Nurse

In aged care, few specialties are as crucial and impactful as nursing. Tess Bonde is a registered nurse who has made it her mission to use her expertise to serve the community with compassion.

Maria – Team Leader

Maria’s story is a testament to the impact one person can have on the lives of others, proving that with dedication and the right support, anyone can become a catalyst for positive change in the community.
A black and white photo of a woman smiling at a young boy to her left. She's holding an item wrapped in newspaper that appears to be part of a game or activity.

Savannah – Occupational Therapist

Savannah’s lived experience and training has led her to establish a dynamic career as an Occupational Therapist in the disability sector. Read about how her work keeps Savannah focused on her true purpose.
A black and white photo depicts two people in a library. The person on the left has short, cropped hair and is holding a large book open for the other person to see, pointing at a photo on the page.

Brady – Disability Support Worker

Support work is more than just a job; it's a journey of personal growth, compassion, and making a positive difference in the lives of others.
A black and white photo shows an enthusiastic and happy young man wearing a beanie. He is surrounded by three primary school aged children completing a drawing activity.

Jayden – Educator

Jayden’s experiences growing up led him to seek work in education and care (childcare). What generated this interest and how does this work weave purpose into his daily interactions? Find out more.
Four children sit in a circle on the floor, listening in rapt attention as a woman with long hair and glasses reads the book 'Possum Magic' and shows them the pictures.

Christie – Early Childhood Educator

In early childhood education and care, we often meet individuals who exemplify passion and dedication. Christie is one of these people, a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience.

Ryan – Social Worker

With a diverse work background and keen interest in education, Ryan combined his recently acquired degree and his broad experience to elevate himself to work that fulfils his need for purpose and meaning. Ryan provides valuable insights into the nuances of his profession and how he eventually ended up working with young people.

Jonathan – Youth Worker

Jonathan is a youth worker who is interested in expanding the options for young people in the area. Find out how he approaches his work and how he models healthy relationships with his clients.

Jamila – NSP Harm Reduction Worker

Jamila’s strong social justice principles led her to a career as an NSP Harm Reduction Program Worker. Read more about her experience working with people in the local community.

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