60 Seconds With Our Support Worker – Tanya

Danielle Lawson NDIS

What is your job title?

Support worker

How long have you worked at Zest?

Since October 2019

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

A nice hot coffee!

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

Being a single parent of 21 years was hard work and dedication but my 3 kids have taught me many things and have grown into amazing individuals. I’m very proud!

What does a typical day look like for you?

I’ll wake up, then go to work shortly after or study, and then head home clean, cook dinner and relax before bed.

What three words would you use to describe your role?

Fun, helpful, delightful

What do you like most about your job?

I like to meet new people, but most importantly love helping others. I am dedicated in supporting my clients and making them feel happy.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

If your happy, then I am happy!

Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

There has always been a lead singer of a band I have loved since I was a teenager – Jon Bon Jovi. I’d love to be his wife for a day!

What is your favourite line from a film?

Donkey saying in Shrek “My legs my legs, I can’t feel my legs.”

What is your favourite thing about working at Zest?

I love helping people and seeing them smile. Helping others is what I have always loved doing. I love the hours and also the staff – they give me all the support I need and even when I was sick they called every few days to see how I was. In any other job I have had this never happened! I would like to say a huge thanks to the Zest team for all the support they have given me.