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Jannette Lovett, John Carey, Alex Lee, Shane Spicer and Tim Wheeler

ALEX Lee has only been at Currajong Disability Services for 18 months but if ever there was a time to mention quality over quantity then this would be it. You see Alex is a favourite among clients and staff alike not just because she is good at what she does but because she is passionate about her job, her workmates and participants. She isn’t just a carer in name she actually cares and it isn’t just a job – its a calling.

For those who don’t know, Alex comes from a family of health professionals and carers including her mother who still works in the industry in Newcastle.

“I finish up next Wednesday November 15 and plan to move back to Newcastle to work as a carer but also special ed teaching,” said Alex.

“It is also a family and lifestyle choice.

“That said I will miss everyone – especially the clients at the houses. The rapport I built with them makes them my pseudo family and I will never forget the time I had with them.”

The 27-year-old spent most of her time at Cecile Street and it is her particular fondness for the residents of Cecile she will find most difficult to walk away from when she hangs up her hat for the last time next week.

“CDS is brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone looking for work in the disability sector,” said Alex.

“It is an exciting time to be involved in the organisation and industry and CDS is making all the right moves – especially with day program options.

“So if you are passionate about support work and caring put your hand up to volunteer and get involved.”

And after ten years in the industry it appears Alex has no plans to change careers anytime soon.

“I really enjoyed getting closer to residents whilst doing home care and growing up with a “respite” family helped with that,” she said.

“CDS and disability care will always remain a big part of who I am.

“Thank you again to everyone who has helped and supported me!”