The ORCA Project

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About

The ORCA Project is a post school option for young people with disability that includes training, work experience and ultimately employment. It is also an opportunity to build capacity, enhance lives and find meaningful connections in the community. 

The ORCA Project Transition Program

The ORCA Project Transition Program is based at Albany Creek Uniting Church (ACUC). The table below demonstrates the progression and pathway a participant would make on their journey to successful employment.

It is anticipated a participant would be involved in the The ORCA Project Transition Program for 1-2 years depending on their engagement, experience and capacity. It is hoped that the employment stage would last much, much longer!

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What makes The ORCA Project different from other post school options?
The ORCA Project has some unique opportunities to help young people to enhance their lives and find ways to contribute and be valued each day.

These include:

  • Support for the participants through their transition from school to the workforce with the inclusion of training and work experience
  • Involvement of volunteers who will connect with participants to increase the level of support for the young person and their family
  • Connection of participants to a committed community – they have a place to belong
  • Support for family – through community connection, circle of support, information sessions, help with NDIS navigation & more.
 
Why ORCA? 
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Orcas live in family groups. Multiple pods come together to form community. They are strong, complex, intelligent, graceful and trainable creatures.

 

Orcas work together and use their own form of communication. Orcas are also known as Killer Whales, and the label means inaccurate assumptions are made about them. Sound familiar to your own situation?

To know they are dolphins and discover who they truly are takes time, interest and a willingness to let go of preconceived ideas.

 

 

Find out more

To find out more, please call 1800 448 448 or fill in this form and select 'Disability Services' and mention 'ORCA' in the Message section. 

 

How to Apply
Would you like to find out more about The ORCA Project?

Our friendly team would be happy to talk with you about how you can get involved, or answer any questions you may have.

To find out more, please call 1800 448 448 or fill in this form and select 'Disability Services' and mention 'ORCA' in the Message section. 

 

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