NICOLE McDONALD- Team Leader
I have been with PML for over a year now and love support work. To brighten someone’s day or help them move forward and achieve their goals and dreams, whatever they are, or just to be by your side for a bit of comfort means a lot to me. I am also currently studying for a Diploma in Community Services and have my own business on the side designing and selling biodegradable lunchboxes.
Walking, gardening, crafting, art, cooking, animals, nature, the beach, fun activities, meeting new people and making someone’s day, fills my boots : )
If you’d ask my family and friends they would say I am kind and caring, creative, very positive, fun and loving.
Working for PML and my clients has been colorful and wonderful. It has humbled and inspired me, even more, to lend a helping hand when someone needs it.
LEXI KING- Support Worker
I have my Cert III in Health Services Assistance (nursing in acute care) which I completed during school. I finished high school 2 years ago and was previously working as a carer in an aged care facility.
I loved my time at this job as I love helping people in any way that I can and forming connections with the residents was very rewarding. My goal is to go to University in the near future to complete my Bachelor of Nursing as it is something I have always been passionate about.
I’m a kind and caring person and have always known that providing care and support for people is what I want to do. I’ve been described as by my peers as a motivated and diligent worker. I’m always willing to learn and expand on my skill set. My goals are to be able to make my clients smile and help them achieve their own goals.
I currently work with PML and independently as a disability support worker. I also co-facilitate the SidebySide4Teens group at Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre, which is a social support group for teens/youth with ASD or who struggle socially.
I have certificates in Education Support and Early Childhood Education and Care. I have previously worked as a Youth mentor, After-school care educator, Teacher’s aide, and Outdoor education mentor.
One of my passions is working with and making a difference for the youth in our local community. I have been involved with Headspace for many years as a member of their Youth Advisory Group, as well as Cabarita Youth Service as a Youth Mentor and Committee member.
I have a particular interest in working with adults and teens/youth with ASD. This is due to the fact of having lived and grown up within an ASD family environment and having lots of close contact with ASD.
I started doing support work because I have always enjoyed helping people and making a difference in their lives, no matter how big or small. Since starting as a support worker a year ago, I have enjoyed every second of it and have met some amazing people along the way.
In my early 20’s I traveled internationally as a professional dancer and upon returning to Australia I opened a dance studio in Newcastle.
In 2020 I moved to QLD and pursued a career in the fitness industry
I have recently been given the opportunity to work with PML and absolutely loving it!
I love helping people and I have met some incredible people so far.
I live an active and social lifestyle, I enjoy training at the gym, hiking, dance and going to the beach.
I look forward to meeting more amazing people and hopefully have a positive impact on their life.
I love working with people and helping them reach their goals in life. I worked as an AIN at a nursing agency called caring for you before I went to PML for about 2 years.
People would describe me as caring, friendly and passionate. I am a very motivated person who has goals. I am also organised and very good at balancing my work life and social life. In my spare time I like going to the gym, going on adventures, taking lili for a walk, experimenting in the kitchen with new food recipes and also love to go shopping.
Support work brings joy into my life knowing I can help and be there for people who need it, It has been an honour working for PML. I hope to continue with this job and give my time to more people when I can.
I am 52 years of age born in Perth W.A. I have a diploma in Beauty Therapy and had my own Hair and beauty salon of 17 years.
People would describe me as kind, easy-going, fun loving and courageous, I love to be active and keep as healthy as I can, I have played cricket at I high level, water ski, surfing renovated houses and currently coaching AFL Football. I am a very social person and love working with people, I have a passion for helping others in whatever way I can. I currently have my first aid and CPR certificate, suicide intervention, have all my checks and just in the process of completing my mental health first aid.
I am very mindful of balancing my work and other commitments. I am very reliable, motivated and organized person. I enjoy camping and dirt bike riding with my family and friends. I have always had a big love for all animals.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being a support worker for the last year with Project Make Lemonade. I hope to continue working with this great team.
My son Cody was born with Autism and an underlying Syndrome I believe he has made me who I am today
Kinder more patient and understanding but most of all void of any judgment
Through my love and support on Cody’s journey, I have developed both professional and personal experience and knowledge and a lot of funny stories as well as tears.
I have a Cert 4 in special needs.
I started working within a school setting supporting children with disabilities
My passion in early intervention and informing and supporting parents and their children led me to early childcare I have a Diploma in children services
I have dedicated 20 years to children and their families
Forming life long connections built on trust and respect and positive communication
I completed my Diploma in Community services because I felt the need to connect to my community
To give and support others around me, to be a friend, help others feel connected and heard and reach their goals
And I’m really grateful that I’m working for PML it is incredible meeting and working with amazing people.