atWork Australia are thrilled to announce our Disability Employment Services (DES) team in Tasmania have appointed Natasha Street as a dedicated ‘Community Engagement Consultant’ for the Launceston region.

Natasha with her Service Dog, Emma

Natasha has joined the atWork Australia DES team to support people living with disability, injury or health condition find sustainable work. Within her role Natasha will work closely with the Launceston community and help to develop and grow existing relationships between atWork Australia and partnering community organisations and employers. Ultimately, Natasha will work to strengthen connections between people with disability, injury or health condition and employers looking for candidates here in Launceston.

In my new role with atWork Australia, I look to further develop my strong connections with community organisations and employers in the Launceston region and continue to shape solid links between all key stakeholders.

I am passionate and driven to help more people with disability change their lives through meaningful employment,” said Natasha.

As a local Launceston resident herself, Natasha has always had a strong interest in helping people within her community and began working in the Community services sector in 2014. More recently, Natasha gained valuable industry experience in her previous role with NDIS as a Local Area Coordinator-Community.

Natasha will work alongside the atWork Australia DES team in Launceston led by Jo Shires, atWork Australia’s Service Manager. The introduction of a Community Engagement Consultant will be a pivotal role in further strengthening connections between atWork Australia and community organisations, and help connect people with disability with local employers within the region.

“Natasha has great connections within the local community, and a deep understanding of the right support network for people with disability. Our goal is to improve the participation rate of people with disability in the Launceston region, and Natasha will support our team in facilitating this.

With restrictions being lifted in Tasmania, Natasha will be engaging with various stakeholders and opening conversations between all parties, with the goal of helping more Australians to gain good lasting work,” said Jo Shires.

In addition to her valuable experience, Natasha has extensive educational qualifications, graduating from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Social Work. Natasha has also completed a Certificate IV in Assistive Technology Mentoring.

atWork Australia are committed to providing truly excellent employment support services, making a real difference to people’s lives and helping employers find truly great people for their business. To find out more about atWork Australia’s Disability Employment Services, please call us today on 1300 192 641.