It's a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together.

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Welcome

Career Signposts

Connect the Dots Career Services is the exciting result of my 30+ years of work in the Community Services Industry, across 3 States/Territories. It draws on my skills, experiences and qualifications gained during this time and is a service which supports clients with a disability, particularly (but not exclusively), young school leavers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are transitioning from high school into employment or further training of their choice.

The concept of ‘connecting the dots’ is exactly what I do. With a person-centred, holistic approach, I assist each client to establish their career pathway, set goals and then support them to achieve these goals whilst navigating their journey through and beyond school. My extensive experience and knowledge of the VET Sector and SACE, enables me to be able to simplify and support the young person and their family through this often confusing and overwhelming process.
Being a holistic service means I will partner with other service providers when required and ‘wrap support’ around each client in order to empower them to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Having worked in Disability Employment for 5 years has meant I can support clients and their families to research and choose the best fit with a DES Provider. My support can continue alongside the DES Employment Consultant or eventually phase out when the client is comfortable with this.

As a parent, I have first-hand experience with navigating the NDIS and understand just how overwhelming yet exciting this process can be.

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Our Dragonfly Logo

Dragonflies have always impressed & intrigued me. Earlier this year during Summer, whilst out walking along the esplanade at Seaford, a swarm of them converged along our coast, every now and then, one would fly level with my face like it was watching me and perhaps bringing a message. After much research, I learned the following about these creatures and as a result, knew I needed one in my logo; Having been on this earth for 300 million years, these amazingly resilient creatures are said to carry message and symbolise change. They represent transformation and life’s ongoing process of change. Only living for a few months, dragonflies encourage living life in the moment and life to its fullest without regrets. In Japanese Culture, if you are visited by a dragonfly, you should be content knowing that it represents good things. In China, the dragonfly is associated with prosperity, harmony and good luck.

The colours represent the ocean and the dots, the connections I make with my clients. The dragonfly is soaring ‘onwards & upwards’, a motto provided to me several years ago from a dear friend and work colleague who has sadly since passed.

Testimonials

  • Thank you for your support, passion and flexibility when dealing with our PLP students. Your knowledge and networks has meant many of our students were able to have experiences in the workplace that they may otherwise not have had.
  • Thank you for all your help and care. I will not forget you! You’ve been great.
  • I wish every school had a Denise … every student should have a pathway as they exit school. I think you will do very well in your business, you have the number one asset that will make it succeed … you care!
  • Your generosity over your time spend with students in need, will never be forgotten. You’ve been ever so supportive through some difficult time and the time you take to be kind and show acknowledgment of others’ hard work will be missed.
  • I’m going to miss witnessing your warm, sensitive, enthusiastic and caring interaction with the students. I’ve learnt a lot from you and you have helped me resource great supports for students.
  • Your knowledge is second to none and I really appreciate your genuine care & respect shown to the students. I’m so grateful to have you as a ‘go to’ person when our young people are in a challenging situation.