Talia’s story – new TV ad launched by carecareers

Written by Rhonda Yanitsas

carecareers has launched a new television ad today about Talia, a young girl with cerebral palsy. With the support of a team of allied health professionals Talia has achieved a number of her life goals. Her story, and the team work in supporting her, is shared in this new ad.

Watch her story and please share it with your friends and colleagues. We hope you enjoy it!

A big thanks to The Campaign Palace and The Feds for the production of the ad.


Valmar’s student traineeship success story

Written by Rhonda Yanitsas

Since I’ve returned to work this year I’ve discovered that a lot of wins have been made and more and more people are starting jobs or progressing further in the disability and community care sector.

I was really pleased to recently hear the news that a student trainee I interviewed last year, for a student traineeship case study, has continued on with the organisation and is now a staff member.


Seventeen year old Brodie (pictured) was part of Valmar Support Service’s school-based traineeship pilot program, which commenced in early 2009. As part of her experience Brodie worked at Valmar in Tumut one day a week and also completed a Certificate III in Disability Work through TAFE. She was also completing her Higher School Certificate at the same time.

A few years on Brodie is now working in Valmar’s supported accommodation program and studying for a Certificate IV in Allied Health. Valmar have also continued with the traineeship program.

It just goes to show that programs like this really do work. Brodie is really happy with the outcome and so is Valmar – they have an enthusiastic and committed young staff member ready to make the disability sector the place she develops her career.