“I think our team is making a change to health and making a brighter future for our community.”

Grace is the friendly face on the other end of the phone and at the front desk when you visit us at Moorditj Koort. We asked Grace a bit about herself so you can get to know her better.

Tell me a little bit about yourself, where you’re from, what you studied, or worked as before MK.

I am from Mandurah and did my schooling up until year 11, when I got my first job in a café. I stayed there for 2 years then moved to Kwinana. I applied at Moorditj Koort for a Traineeship that was advertised, Cert III in Business Administration. I was accepted and started to study and learn on the job and 12 months later I completed my traineeship. I also gained my Cert III in Business Administration and was offered a full time position. 4 years later I am currently a full time Receptionist/Administration and studying my Cert IV in Human Resources.

What do you do at Moorditj Koort?

I am a Receptionist/Administration offer my duties include, making visitors and telephone callers welcome and keep them fully informed if there is any delay to their purpose. I also provide ongoing secretarial support to the CEO and the Office Manager, maintain financial processes including petty cash, reimbursement and purchase requisitions.  I also support local Aboriginal Health team activities, events and programs and coordinate the health service appointment recall and reminder system.

What difference do you think you and MK are making in the community?

I think our team is making a change to health and making a brighter future for our community.

We are Proud of our Culture and aware of our health.

Why is Indigenous Health important to you?

It’s important to me because of the life expectancy between Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal people. Research has shown Aboriginal people are expected to live 10-17 yeas less then Non Aboriginal people, with illnesses such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes being a high risk but a regular GP appointment and changing bad habits will make better outcomes.

What’s your favourite thing about working and representing MK in the community?

My favourite thing would be putting on events and workshops throughout the year providing more information to the community, I learn new things every day.
You get to know your clients/community and build a strong friendship, the MK team is more like a family we support and help each other every day to ensure we can go beyond our expectation.

Where do u think your role and MK will take you in the future?

I think once I complete my study and learn more in the next 3-4 years I could be in HR or business Manager.

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