Deaire uses own journey to help others


Coming to the end of her studies and searching for work, Deaire McMullen, who has Cerebral palsy, first heard about STEPS from a university careers advisor. Nearly seven years have passed since Deaire first visited a STEPS Employment Solutions office, and we sat down with her to learn more about her journey from being a […]

Paula makes time to lend her skills

STEPS admin volunteer Paula

For the last nine months STEPS volunteer Paula Colborne has been donating her time and expertise in an administration role. After working 30 years in administration, Paula retired 5 years ago and started looking for volunteer work that might suit her. “I’d been looking at volunteer sites for a while but unfortunately they never seemed […]

Stop and smell the roses with Lisa at STEPS Nursery

STEPS nursery manager Lisa Buckley

We recently sat down with nursery manager Lisa Buckley to find out what has been blooming at STEPS Nursery Caloundra. What is your role here at STEPS? I am the nursery manager, so I manage the day-to-day running of STEPS nursery. I also manage the volunteers, and students from Currimundi Special School when they come […]

A moment with Michaela

Michaela at her computer

After working with us for over four months, STEPS communications officer Michaela Hewitt sat down to tell us more about herself and her role in marketing and communications. What is your role at STEPS? What is a typical day? I am a communications officer at STEPS. Usually the first thing I do when I come […]

Nicole is working, living and learning in Galiwinku

SEE trainer Nicole and student collect leaves in Galiwinku bush

For the last year our trainer for STEPS Skills for Education and Employment program, Nicole Webster, has been teaching language, literacy and numeracy in the remote Indigenous community of Galiwinku. Located on Elcho Island just off the coast of the Northern Territory, Galiwinku is home to the Yolngu people. With clear, blue ocean beyond the […]

Passionate David gives indigenous job seekers a fair go

david indigenous employment

We recently caught up with David Johns, our Hobart based Project Coordinator for Jobs, Land and Economy – part of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy. David filled us in on what exactly it is he does and what drives him to make a difference. What do you do at STEPS? We train, prepare, assist […]