Celebrating a century at Li-Ve Tas!

Between them, these staff have clocked up 100 years of amazing disability support work with Li-Ve Tas

Posted June 28, 2021

YOS Hobart

CEO Darren Mathewson says, ‘It’s terrific that so many people came along to recent presentation events to recognise the dedication of our long-serving staff, including colleagues and participants who wanted to show their support.

Patrick Masters is celebrating 10 years at Li-Ve Tas

‘The positive culture at Li-Ve Tasmania is important to the people we support. It’s a reflection of the hard work of our people over many years. It’s always a pleasure finding out what Li-Ve Tasmania, and the people we support, mean to our long-term staff. I thank all our staff for their commitment to the people we support.’

A few of our support workers shared what keeps them at Li-Ve Tas:

I love working at The Cottage. I feel like I'm part of the family there.'

Leonie Williams – 10 years

It’s not like going to work, it doesn’t feel like a job. I love seeing people achieving their goals and living a full life. Over time, they become more independent. You see their confidence increase as well as their sense of pride in themselves and their achievements.’

Susan Davis – 20 years

The knowledge that I am doing something good in the world – it keeps my heart glowing.’

Michael Lonergan – 10 years

In the past five years, I have enjoyed seeing the impact you can make on someone’s life. The impact on my life has been huge too – it’s the relationships you form, the smiles and self-growth.’

Bianka Fisher – 5 years

It’s the satisfaction I constantly receive in trying to provide a better life for the people I work with. I keep coming back as I believe I can still make a difference in assisting the guys to maintain the quality of life they deserve. The challenges for the guys have changed dramatically since when I first started, especially their health needs.’

Ken Elliott – 25 years

I love my job and I love supporting the participants to live life to the fullest and love seeing them smile.'

Julie Heron – 10 years

It doesn’t really feel like a job. It’s more like coming to work and hanging out with my extended family each day. I love that I make a difference to the people I support and each day is different.’

Ltyra Carr – 10 years

It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I get to give the people we support confidence, fun and life skills.’

Sally-Anne Cooney – 5 years