Nola has 30 years experience working in the disability sector as a qualified Social Trainer, where she has supported many clients to realise their goals and dreams. Nola has always held the belief that people with disability deserve and should have a better life and has thrown herself into her chosen career with dedication and commitment, to ensure this was a reality for her clients.
Nola joined the Midway Community Care team in 2005. It was evident from the onset that Nola was passionate about working in Human Services and she quickly became one of the organisation’s strongest advocates for inclusion of people with disability and psychosocial disorders within the community and soon took on a leadership role. Her duties were wide and varied and included coaching and mentoring staff to support individuals with independent living skills and as community connectors linking marginalized individuals to their community. Nola’s enthusiasm, compassion and determination to ensure marginalized peoples are given equal opportunities are nothing short of amazing.
Nola has been involved with training with Midway Community Care for many years, having reached Level 3 – Trainer with the Association of Manutention Practitioners. She has trained many staff on the importance of safety and utilising effective manutention practices in the workplace.
Nola understands the importance of professional development and the need for the delivery of training to be of the highest standard. As such, she has now taken on a training role with Gecko Training Solutions to ensure that her passion for human rights can be passed on to others.
Nola’s Qualifications and Accreditations Include:
• Certificate IV Training & Assessment
• Cert IV in Disability Work
• Social Trainer
• MAPA Instructor
• AAMP Level 3 – Basic Health Care Trainer
In her personal life Nola loves spending time with her family. She enjoys heading off with her husband in their renovated Retro 1967 caravan. Nola also loves to travel whenever she has the opportunity to do so.