2019 saw EPIC increase our exposure with the development of four video presentations, with three of the presentations designed to target potential disability workforce candidates to understand and gain further appreciation of the benefits of being a Support Worker and the significant role they play in empowering people with a disability to reach their goals. The videos, which are all 90 seconds in length are titled: A Day in the Life of a Support Worker, Supporting Someone with a ‘Psychosocial’ Disorder, My People; and Working at EPIC. With the distribution to a vast range of disability workforce candidates, our ambition is that the presentations continue to be used as an educational tool by disability workforce candidates, to inspire and empower current and potential Support Workers.
“Isn’t this meant to feel like work?”
With a desire to attract more people to working in the sector and to demystify what it means to be a disability support worker; this video allows a unique perspective to this important position – through a ‘day in the life’ type scenario. The objective of this video is about engagement and inspiring curiosity with a positive tone of voice. Effectively showing the diversity, fun and variety of experiences each of our characters enjoy as they represent 3 regular support workers. This video focuses on the connection between support workers and the individuals they support, not the disability.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒂 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝑺𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆?There are many people in our community that need some support to assist them to achieve their goals, be active in the community and develop new social connections. A Support Worker is a key part of that person’s life, to support them to do those things and more.Watch the ‘A day in the life’ video to learn about the fun and variety that being a Support Worker is about!EPIC Karratha are recruiting people interested in working with children, young people and adults with disability, to support them to live the life they choose.If this looks like the career change you would like, contact our HR Team on 9185 0000 or email email@example.com#EPIC #EmpoweringPeopleInCommunities #EPICinEveryWay
Posted by EPIC Karratha on Monday, 16 December 2019
Who are your people?
‘Who are your people?’ is a poetic video aiming to paint a vivid picture of working with Aboriginal Australians who live with a disability. The video tells a story of a young
Aboriginal Australian individual living with a disability as they answer the question – “Who are my people?”
The objective of this video is to increase the awareness and education on how to work with Aboriginal people and their families in a regional context. The main character of this video is taking the audience for a tour of her place, introducing them to “my people”. It feels like a “get to know you” session, the audience has just met a new friend in the main character.
EPIC works closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people to provide support in their homes, in their communities and with their families. Making sure our services are culturally appropriate and that staff have an understanding of how important people are in every aspect of life is key to EPIC providing excellent service. See what our staff learn to make sure we do things the right way and that the needs of the people we support are met.If you are interested in supporting people to make a difference then contact us on 9185 0000 to find out more.#EPICinEveryWay #EmpoweringPeopleInCommunities
Posted by EPIC Karratha on Sunday, 21 July 2019
‘A Picture paints a thousand worlds’
This video shows the powerful and personal impact that a support worker has on the community through her journey to meeting with her individual who suffers from a mental illness. It shows how having a mental illness is invisible, but as she becomes more aware of the impact of her awareness becoming more visible, the colours of the landscapes start to become visible. Her world becomes brighter.
Psychosocial issues, in particular mental illnesses, are often considered invisible disabilities.Mental health impacts at least 20% of the population and is the third leading cause of disability globally. The stigma that is attached to psychosocial issues, means that only 1 in 5 will get the support they need. This invisibility affects anyone from friends to colleagues, neighbours and family members, and sadly, the Pilbara Region. At EPIC we provide support to those that are affected by mental health issues to increase community participation, create new connections, focus on mental wellbeing and recovery. Our aim is to support people to live their best life.Watch the video on psychosocial support to understand why our support staff are making a real difference in our communities.If you'd like to make a difference in your community, contact the HR Team on 9185 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org#EmpoweringPeopleInCommunities #EPICinEveryWay
Posted by EPIC Karratha on Sunday, 21 July 2019