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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
9am-5pm Monday - Thursday
T: 9841 444

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Ellen's 6 Months Review

It has been six months now since I have been at work at DSNSW. I have learnt some new skills.

  • I am learning how to do some database entry 
  • I do things like: Update their membership, Renew their membership.
  • I make phone calls to the up club members to renew their membership. 
  • Putting people into events they have been to 
  • I got a new article about me in the VOICE magazine. I feel excited I was so happy to show it to my family and friends. 
  • I attend weekly staff meetings and give them a verbal report.
  • I give feedback to the staff on their projects. 
Over the next six months I like to keep learning new skills so that I am busy all the time I really like my job here  

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ellen’s tips for a preparing for a job interview

·      Listen to your favourite music to keep you calm
·      I feel good and confident in a new outfit
·      Make sure you double check your resume and bring it up to date
·      Research the company for example, check out their website
·      Find out how long you have to travel to make sure you be there on time
·      If you feel nervous it’s ok to ask if you could bring a support worker with you
·      Prepare the night before for example, lay out your clothes and any documents you might need to take
·      Have an early night

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Our new admin assistant Ellen Hester did a fantastic job presenting at our Education Conference last week.  Here's what Ellen had to say about her experience.

Ellen’s Blog’s                                                        29/3/18

I felt excited when I got to do a speech at the Conference. I also gave some advice to the teachers at the Conference about what I have done at school. I did my presentation on power point slide and talked about what I have done at school. Also I am the new office admin at DS NSW. 

I feel really comfortable when I am giving a speech up on stage. For the good points Marissa gave me a couple of questions I have to answer which it is really good. But for the bad points some teachers didn’t ask me any questions when I gave a speech to them which was fine though.

My friend Rae came to the conference she was a bit nervous but Rae spoke really well. When she gets the hang of it she was fine when she gave the speech to the teachers. Also towards the end of the speech I gave her a box of Favourite chocolates to share with her family. She was really happy I gave it to her.

For Thursday and Friday the people there were really nice. I get to hand out the chocolates to the guest speakers. They did really well and also on the morning and afternoon breaks we get in there and mingle with other people. It continues towards at the end of the day but I left around 1pm. But the food was amazing there were sandwiches and filled pastries and jam drop donuts were my favourite. When I spoke on Friday, when I finished my speech Chris gave me Lint Chocolates which was great. 


Monday, 8 January 2018

World Down Syndrome Day 2018

How you can be part of Down Syndrome Australia's Social Media Campaign in March 2018.
Happy New Year to all our friends and community! We hope 2018 is full of promise and potential for everyone. To get things started, we are already preparing for World Down Syndrome Day 2018 in March. DSA invites you to be part of their Social Media Campaign by contributing your story under the "What I Bring to the Community" theme. DSA wants to hear from people of all ages, telling us about how you are involved in the community.  This could be in your job, your school, your sporting club....anywhere that you feel welcomed, appreciated and belong.  Also, you can tell us about your problems and how you have overcome them, who has helped you, and what advice you have to other people facing similar problems.
All the stories and photos and videos will be compiled into an exciting Social Media Campaign to recognise and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day in March 2018.
Submit your stories to: asap - before 12th January if you can.
And don't stop there!  This blog is the ideal platform to share your stories and hopefully help each other out with how you have overcome challenges in your community.