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Jobsupport Making a Difference in People’s Lives

October 19, 2016


Cleaning tables, sweeping, mopping, filling condiments and helping customers may not seem like the perfect job to many, but to local resident, Lee McGillivray, this is his ideal job. And that is exactly what Fowler MP, Chris Hayes found out when he visited Lee at a local McDonald’s store.

Lee is a person with a moderate intellectual disability and has worked at McDonald’s for the past 14 years and he has no intention of going anywhere else.

Lee obtained employment through Jobsupport, an organisation that helps people with a moderate intellectual disability successfully achieve employment in the regular workforce.

Recently Chris spoke in the Federal Parliament on Jobsupport, McDonalds and on Lee, praising all three for this great initiative.

"Lee is a star performer, popular among his team and a dedicated employee."

"Lee is a happy person and it was a pleasure to watch him in action, chatting to the customers and going about his job with such enthusiasm," Chris Hayes said.

Jobsupport was established in 1986 to show that people with a moderate intellectual disability can successfully work the regular workforce.

"I am proud to be a Patron of Jobsupport, an organisation that makes a difference in lives of many."

"Lee is one of 35 Jobsupport clients who live in my electorate," Chris Hayes said.

While Lee finds it difficult to read and write, McDonalds took the time to create a picture book to assist him in knowing the requirements of his job.

"McDonalds has copped many brickbats, but on this occasion they deserve a bouquet for their support of people with disabilities," Chris Hayes said.