We talk to one of our Developmental Educators, Hanan.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career path.
Hello , I’m Hanan and I have been living in South Australia for over 17 years. I graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Disability and developmental education and have been in the disability sector as a disability support worker for over 4 years and as a developmental educator/behaviour support practitioner/support coordinator for over a year and a half. Prior to this, I had been working in retail and customer service for over 5 years as an assistant manager. Through my experience, I have gained a passion to be able to advocate for a person with a disability and to make sure that their voice is heard and valued.
Why did you want to go into career you have chosen and what do you love about it
My passion for disability started when I found out that there was a person with a disability in my family. I was very eager to make a change in society to make sure all people with or without a disability were treated equally and had the same rights. I felt that working in this sector would allow me to create positive change and to assist people with a disability to live their best lives.
What are your interests and what do you love to achieve with your clients
I really enjoy being out and about and going for long walks at the beach with my dog. I am a big believer in being positive and I think that once you are positive, everything is achievable and nothing is impossible. I would like to use this approach and support people with a disability to achieve their goals big or small.
What are some of your biggest achievements?
I am very proud to have completed a bachelor degree and to have become a Developmental Educator. As Developmental Educators, we are very versatile and use a whole person centre approach to assist all people with disabilities to reach their goals no matter how big or small. As a Developmental Educator, I am super excited to be a part of the Puddles team as I share their values and motives and help people with a disability to ‘Jump Puddles’ and empowering them to live their lives inclusively.