Meet The ConnectGV Senior Staff

 

Irene Timm - Social Enterprise Coordinator 
 

Irene’s career at ConnectGV spans two decades.  She commenced working at the GV Centre (as it was known then) in 1997 where she was employed as the first carer.  Three months later she became an instructor (now known as a support worker). From Instructor she progressed to Team Leader and then 12 months later, Program Manager.  Irene enjoys the diversity of her employment at ConnectGV and the various role changes including that of Social Enterprise Co-ordinator, overseeing business services and supported employees.  She is currently back in Day Options, while continuing to oversee some of the supported employment areas.
 

Whilst employed and raising her family, Irene gained qualifications in aged care and disability, was a short-term foster carer and volunteered her time at FamilyCare’s holiday programs for children with a disability.  Currently she also volunteers as an ITP (Independent Third Person) in the justice system. This involves assisting people with a disability through the interview process when involved with the police, whether this be as a perpetrator or victim.
 

Irene is a Mooroopna local, she played basketball as a junior and was a part of the inaugural women’s Gators team.  She playing at this level for five years, then continued playing A grade basketball at a club level and coached juniors at club level and was team manager for Under 18 girls’ squad teams.
 

In her career and personal life, Irene has relished the opportunity to be involved in supporting people in her community.

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