From left to right:
Jason Laurie, Emelia Guthrie, Ethan Hamilton-Currey, Hayley Butler, Finn Lean-Massey, Deanna Rogers, Tor Poulter and Ricky Reeves
I have a permanent role with Te Whatu Ora in the Burwood Spinal Unit. I work 32 hours a week as a Health Care Assistant. I like being in the ward and enjoy working with a good team of people.
I have a permanent role with Te Whatu Ora in Clinical Records. I start early in the morning at 7:00am and finish at 2:30pm. The things I enjoy about this job is that there lots of variety and a quiet environment. Working and earning money is helping me achieve my life goals which is very exciting.
I work two part-time jobs; five hours a week at Waffle On and eleven hours at New World in Stanmore Road. I have bought myself an electric bike that I ride to work and I now work without my job support person.
Ricky has his own micro-business called Tech Ability. Tech Ability is all about helping people with a disability to get the most out of their technology by assisting them to set up their phones, tablets and streaming services.
Tor currently works 14 hours a week for PPCS, a contract cleaning company and he cleans at Papanui High School. Tor says it is fantastic, and he has had really good feedback about his work and his diligence. Tor is committed to work and rarely has a day off. He also said he enjoys earning his own money and getting to purchase what he wants.