MUSWELLBROOK’S Veronica Matheson has been shortlisted as a national finalist for the carecareers Workmate of the Year award for her gracious and driven approach to her work as a Disability Employment Services manager.
The award recognises exceptional workmates in the disability, community and aged-care sector – a sector that is rapidly expanding with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Ms Matheson, who works at Joblink Plus in Muswellbrook, was nominated by CEO Christine Shewry for the “contagious enthusiasm” in assisting people with disability to gain meaningful and sustainable employment.
“Veronica shows people that they can, and will, succeed,” she said.
“Her focus on ability and not disability allows her to see the potential and value that the job seeker will bring to an employer.
“Veronica is unconditional in her positive regard for the people she represents in the community and her staff.
“She is considerate, fun, honest and driven to succeed.
“Her energy is unsurpassable, as is her commitment.
“She embodies kindness and is hysterically funny.
“In a sometimes challenging work environment, she brings a smile, smarts and a very, very big heart.”
National manager of carecareers Mike Field said supporters could vote for Ms Matheson to win the national award by visiting the carecareers Facebook page.
“Veronica has been shortlisted as one of our 11 national finalists in what was a tight contest full of quality entries from all over the country,” Mr Field said.
“The award recognises members of the disability, community and aged-care sector, who deliver outstanding support, go the extra mile, are a pleasure to work with and make their workplace a better place.
“With the roll out of the NDIS, tens of thousands of new jobs will be available in this fulfilling sector, which offers employees flexibility, support and job satisfaction.
“More and more people from all walks of life are entering the booming professional care sector and the Workmate of the Year Award is designed to celebrate the exceptional talent in this growing workforce.”
carecareers is a national not-for-profit initiative whose aim is to attract talented people from all backgrounds to work in the disability, community and aged care sector.
To vote for Veronica Matheson, visit https://www.facebook.com/carecareers