Hi Grant - I just wanted to give you some feedback from both myself and my injury management advisor upon showing her your email. I'll start by saying the following feedback is definitely unique from my 6+ years of experience case managing claims and working with workplace rehabilitation providers. Firstly, I was impressed with your thinking and particularly with your attachment referencing the Stories/Narratives that we each develop and share with others. It made me reflect on the way that my story has changed over the years and what has lead me to who I am today., I like that you share this with the injured workers and the idea of engaging them to re-write their stories, particularly as many injured workers can be consumed with their stpory being that of injury rather than what the future holds beyond injury. I am impressed by your level of service and thinking outside of the square that you develop for each case to fully engage workers in the process and their sense of ownership that you are developing. Your methods of engagement, rapport building and tailored approach towards each worker whilst remaining focused on the legislative requirements is refreshing and I am certain will result in positive outcomes for all stakeholders. I look forward to see how everything develops! With regard to my injury management advisor's feedback, well in simple tems she felt like sending a copy of your email to other workplace rehabilitation providers we engage showing them how things can be done and the level of thinking that can be applied to engage workers and provide them with tools and strategies outside of standard job seeking application in promoting recovery and return to work. Just wanted to take the time to thank you for the feedback and strategies for each of my referrals so far and let you know I have noticed that your approach with each of them is very much tailored to their individuality. Great work Grant! Claims Officer, Claims Operation Branch, Workers Compensation Insurance Division WorkCover Authority of NSW
Claims Officer - WorkCover Authority of NSW - WorkCover Authority of NSW

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James Ellis Managing Director

B.App.Sc (Physio)

  • What was your first job? Windsurfing instructor.  Dad told me I had to get a holiday job....I don't think he expected that!
  • What are you passionate about? I love learning. 
  • What did your parents always tell you? 
    • Mum..."if you're not sure whether to put the apostrophe before or after the 's', put it on top".                                                                  
    • Dad ...."look out for the pole" (when backing our of his driveway...which I've been doing for 40 years).
  • Best thing about working at Framework Helping people on a daily basis is very rewarding.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given Don't eat yellow snow (and see my Dad's advice above)
  • Name something on your bucket list Cycling holiday in France (riding early in the morning, stopping at lunch to enjoy local food & wines and definitely sleeping in comfort each night)

Nikki Szabo Employment Specialist and MHFA Accredtied Trainer

  • What was your first job? My first job was a checkout operator at Shoey's in Marketown Gosford. 
  • What are you passionate about? I think if I was to summarise what I am passionate it would social justice. People, education and community services are the areas I love to work in. Sharing knowledge and stories through conversations and education and watching people blossom out of hard times inspires me.
  • Favourite quote "Life is just a breath" - Buddah
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party? Dalai Lama, Socrates, Plato and Mark Twain.
  • Why did you join Framework group? I joined Framework Group because I could see that they had a truly humanistic approach to working with people. It is important to me to work for an organisation where my values are supported and there is a positive and supportive culture.
  • What do you love about your work? I love meeting people, I love the diversity.  Being able to say that today I learnt something new and met someone new and of course the team of people I work with.
  • What’s on your bucket list?  I create a bucket list at the end of every year for the following year, some things are small, some a bit more challenging.  This year I'm heading to Tasmania for a drive holiday in a campervan. One for the list next year is Nepal.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given? "There is no such word as can't, you are just having difficulty"

James Ellis Managing Director

B.App.Sc (Physio)

  • What was your first job? Windsurfing instructor. Dad told me I had to get a holiday job...I don't think he expected that?
  • What are you passionate about? I love learning.
  • What did your parents always tell you? Mum..."If you're not sure whether to put the apostrophe before or after the "s", just put it on top."   Dad   "look out for the pole"  (when backing out of his drive way...which I've been doing for 40 years)
  • Best thing about working at Framework Every day brings a new challenge.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given Don't eat yellow snow....and the thing about the pole (see above)
  • Name something on your bucket list Cycling holiday in France (riding early in the morning, stopping at lunch to enjoy local food & wines and definitely sleeping in comfort each night)
 

Grant Porter Regional Manager

B.A.(Psych), Dip HR, MAHRI

  • What are you passionate about?  A human rights approach to disability and workplace injury that challenges outdated notions of ableist normality and strives to eliminate disablism.
  • What did your parents always tell you?  We are essentially individuals but we operate in a social world, which in turns influences us, but only to extent to which we allow it. Yes my parents had careers in psychology.
  • Best thing about working at Framework  Being part of a friendly, value-driven and highly professional team.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given  Often the difference between doing something and not doing something is doing something. So just do it.
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party?  Dead or alive I would invite Alexander The Great, Genkis Khan, Napoleon, Julius Caesar and Sun Tzu. But passing the bread may get ugly. So instead I would invite Lao Tzu or the Dalai Lama.
  • The hardest thing you have ever done?  Recovering from a chronic illness with severe pain symptoms. The experience forced me to reassess my values and demonstrated the power of ableism in the wider social context including its prevalence in language and behaviour.

Nikki Szabo Employment Specialist and MHFA Accredtied Trainer

  • What was your first job? My first job was a checkout operator at Shoey's in Marketown Gosford. 
  • What are you passionate about? I think if I was to summarise what I am passionate it would social justice. People, education and community services are the areas I love to work in. Sharing knowledge and stories through conversations and education and watching people blossom out of hard times inspires me.
  • Favourite quote "Life is just a breath" - Buddah
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party? Dalai Lama, Socrates, Plato and Mark Twain.
  • Why did you join Framework group? I joined Framework Group because I could see that they had a truly humanistic approach to working with people. It is important to me to work for an organisation where my values are supported and there is a positive and supportive culture.
  • What do you love about your work? I love meeting people, I love the diversity.  Being able to say that today I learnt something new and met someone new and of course the team of people I work with.
  • What’s on your bucket list?  I create a bucket list at the end of every year for the following year, some things are small, some a bit more challenging.  This year I'm heading to Tasmania for a drive holiday in a campervan. One for the list next year is Nepal.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given? "There is no such word as can't, you are just having difficulty"

Acushla Munday Managing Director

Exercise Physiologist & Rehabilitation Consultant
B.Hum.Movt (Ex.Sc.) Member of ESSA Exercise Sports Science Association

  • What was your first job? Seafood Co-op!
  • What can't you leave home without? Emery board
  • What did your parents always tell you? Stand up straight!
  • Best thing about working at Framework? Staff are all passionate about the work they do
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party? My family and a pack of cards
  • Name something on your bucket list? Kokoda trail
  • Five words that best describe you... Happy, honest , enthusiastic, healthy, caring

Anna Tracey Regional Manager

B.App.Sci (Physio)

  • What was your first job? Cashier at Grace Bros, Menswear department
  • The hardest thing you have ever done? Bringing up 4 children under 6
  • Best thing about working at Framework? Being apart of a caring team being part of a great team and having intelligent and inspiring and funny people around me
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party? My good friends and family- fortunately I get to do this from time to time- but maybe not often enough
  • Where did you grow up? Cronulla , Sydney
  • Favourite movie? American Beauty
  • Highlight of your career so far? Running a successful physiotherapy business where I feel we make a difference for all of our clients

Acushla Munday Managing Director

Exercise Physiologist & Rehabilitation Consultant
B.Hum.Movt (Ex.Sc.) Member of ESSA Exercise Sports Science Association

  • What was your first job? Seafood Co-op!
  • What can't you leave home without? Emery board
  • What did your parents always tell you? Stand up straight!
  • Best thing about working at Framework? Staff are all passionate about the work they do
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party? My family and a pack of cards
  • Name something on your bucket list? Kokoda trail
  • Five words that best describe you... Happy, honest , enthusiastic, healthy, caring

Grant Porter Regional Manager

B.A.(Psych), Dip HR, MAHRI

  • What are you passionate about?  A human rights approach to disability and workplace injury that challenges outdated notions of ableist normality and strives to eliminate disablism.
  • What did your parents always tell you?  We are essentially individuals but we operate in a social world, which in turns influences us, but only to extent to which we allow it. Yes my parents had careers in psychology.
  • Best thing about working at Framework  Being part of a friendly, value-driven and highly professional team.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given  Often the difference between doing something and not doing something is doing something. So just do it.
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party?  Dead or alive I would invite Alexander The Great, Genkis Khan, Napoleon, Julius Caesar and Sun Tzu. But passing the bread may get ugly. So instead I would invite Lao Tzu or the Dalai Lama.
  • The hardest thing you have ever done?  Recovering from a chronic illness with severe pain symptoms. The experience forced me to reassess my values and demonstrated the power of ableism in the wider social context including its prevalence in language and behaviour.

James Ellis Managing Director

B.App.Sc (Physio)

  • What was your first job? Windsurfing instructor. Dad told me I had to get a holiday job...I don't think he expected that?
  • What are you passionate about? I love learning.
  • What did your parents always tell you? Mum..."If you're not sure whether to put the apostrophe before or after the "s", just put it on top."   Dad   "look out for the pole"  (when backing out of his drive way...which I've been doing for 40 years)
  • Best thing about working at Framework Every day brings a new challenge.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given Don't eat yellow snow....and the thing about the pole (see above)
  • Name something on your bucket list Cycling holiday in France (riding early in the morning, stopping at lunch to enjoy local food & wines and definitely sleeping in comfort each night)
 

Grant Porter Regional Manager

B.A.(Psych), Dip HR, MAHRI

  • What are you passionate about?  A human rights approach to disability and workplace injury that challenges outdated notions of ableist normality and strives to eliminate disablism.
  • What did your parents always tell you?  We are essentially individuals but we operate in a social world, which in turns influences us, but only to extent to which we allow it. Yes my parents had careers in psychology.
  • Best thing about working at Framework  Being part of a friendly, value-driven and highly professional team.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given  Often the difference between doing something and not doing something is doing something. So just do it.
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party?  Dead or alive I would invite Alexander The Great, Genkis Khan, Napoleon, Julius Caesar and Sun Tzu. But passing the bread may get ugly. So instead I would invite Lao Tzu or the Dalai Lama.
  • The hardest thing you have ever done?  Recovering from a chronic illness with severe pain symptoms. The experience forced me to reassess my values and demonstrated the power of ableism in the wider social context including its prevalence in language and behaviour.

Nikki Szabo Employment Specialist and MHFA Accredtied Trainer

  • What was your first job? My first job was a checkout operator at Shoey's in Marketown Gosford. 
  • What are you passionate about? I think if I was to summarise what I am passionate it would social justice. People, education and community services are the areas I love to work in. Sharing knowledge and stories through conversations and education and watching people blossom out of hard times inspires me.
  • Favourite quote "Life is just a breath" - Buddah
  • Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party? Dalai Lama, Socrates, Plato and Mark Twain.
  • Why did you join Framework group? I joined Framework Group because I could see that they had a truly humanistic approach to working with people. It is important to me to work for an organisation where my values are supported and there is a positive and supportive culture.
  • What do you love about your work? I love meeting people, I love the diversity.  Being able to say that today I learnt something new and met someone new and of course the team of people I work with.
  • What’s on your bucket list?  I create a bucket list at the end of every year for the following year, some things are small, some a bit more challenging.  This year I'm heading to Tasmania for a drive holiday in a campervan. One for the list next year is Nepal.
  • Best piece of advice you've been given? "There is no such word as can't, you are just having difficulty"

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