CoAct has announced the winners of their Quarter 1 Reward & Recognition program and IMPACT’s very own Angela Bridge has taken out an individual award!
Angela is a JobActive In-Work Support Officer whose dedication to supporting others is part of the reason she thrives in her role.
Finding her work rewarding alone, she was speechless when she discovered she’s won.
Angela said Employment Services Manager David Maxey-Fisher called her into his office for what she thought was to help him with his computer.
“I sat at David’s computer ready to assist and he told me to have a read of an email on his screen,” she said.
“I started reading and read Individual winner - nominated by a colleague – Winner Angela Bridge, my mouth fell open and I was speechless.
“I really didn’t know what to say.”
In her role Angela mentors people who are in work and try to coach them through the rough patches.
“It can be extremely rewarding to see someone gain work and do well in their role,” she said.
“Even more rewarding is hearing years down the track that a past client is still working with the employer that I mentored them with when they first started.”
Discussing the importance of the support services IMPACT provides, Angela said she believes everyone needs a helping hand at some point in life.
“IMPACT is there for people when they need it the most, we treat our clients like people and not just another number or stat,” she said.
“IMPACT understand that life happens and sometimes it’s not as easy as we think.
“The services IMPACT offer are in demand more than ever before with COVID making people feel more alone and Mental Health suffering as a result.
“Staff treat their clients with respect, dignity and compassion as well as each other.”
This year is Angela’s 11th year at IMPACT!
She first started at IMPACT as a Trainee in Front Office and then moved up to Employment Services having several roles along the way.
“IMPACT has taught me a lot about life and myself, for that I’m grateful,” she said.
Angela will now be in with a chance of becoming CoAct’s overall winner for the year!
Congratulations Angela, we’re incredibly proud of you and all the work you do.
The tremendous work done by the IMPACT Community Service staff at the Material Recovery Facility has been praised by fellow employees, IMPACT’s board chair Leanne Rudd, Bundaberg Regional Council Cr Tanya McLoughlin and Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith during a staff award presentation.
Three employees in particular were commended for their long service and dedication at the recycling facility: Brendan Stubbs, Warren Male and Nathan Last.
Their hard work, alongside their colleagues, has resulted in tonnes of containers sorted and recycled rather than ending up in landfill or littered throughout the environment.
While today marks the start of National Recycling Week, it's business as usual for our team at the recycling facility.
With Bundaberg’s population continuing to grow, their work was essential to ensuring Bundaberg is tidy.
IMPACT employs about 27 workers with disabilities under the Australian Government's Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) to sort through all of the waste from council's yellow-top bins.
The MRF is owned by Bundaberg Regional Council and managed by IMPACT Community Services at 78 University Dr.
There is also a refund point which lets people get a 10 cent refund for each eligible container returned as part of the Containers for Change scheme.
Brendan Stubbs was recognised for 10-years-service, Warren Male was recognised for 15-years-service and Nathan Last was recognised for 20-years-service.
For more information about the MRF click here.