No two days the same for group facilitator Jake
No two days are the same for group facilitator Jake Ploenges
For the past five years Jake Ploenges has been a familiar face in the Kurrajong ranks.
Jake joined the team as an employee in November 2018, taking on the role of support worker, following a career change away from the home improvement industry.
Work in the disability sector is a bit of a family tradition of sorts – his mother has been a support worker with Kurrajong for many years, and when the opportunity to try something new came up, he decided to give it a go.
The move into the disability support sector has been a successful and thoroughly enjoyable one for Jake, who this year progressed into the role of group facilitator after four and half years in his previous position.
While he loved his work with clients as a support worker, the role of group facilitator has provided its own joys – no two days are the same and there is always something interesting happening, he reckons.
The new role really has been a perfect fit – not only does he get to provide support and see plenty of smiles on the faces of his clients (one of the best parts of the job he says), but he also gets to organize enjoyable programs and activities out in the community – benefitting both his clients and the community.
In his spare time Jake enjoys playing and training for soccer, but he admits he loves watching all sport and doing pretty much anything outdoors.