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A Moment With… Jackie Schenk, Auscare Support Coordinator ⏱

Why did you pursue a career in the disability sector?
Two of my sons have been diagnosed with an Autism spectrum Disorder, so I have been advocating for them for many years. I found that my experience with my sons could be applied to a professional career. After10 years in the IT industry I was looking for a more rewarding career and felt that the disability sector was a good opportunity to share my experience.

What do you like most about working at Auscare Support?
Auscare is very supportive and celebrates the knowledge and experience of their staff to provide the best service to their clients.

Favourite book/author…
Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Phillipa Gregory or David Gemmell are some of my favourites. But George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones books are my favourites, for now anyway. 📙

Favourite musician… Metallica has been my favourite band since I was 13, however, I do like lots of different genres. 🎤🎼 🎸🥁

Do you have a favourite saying or inspirational quote?
‘One life, don’t hold back!’ This inspires me to work towards my goals and to not give up.

Do you have any pets?
I have a lot of animals on the farm, but my pets are 2 German Shepherds, a mini dachshund and three cats. 🐕 🐈

Do you have any hobbies?
I enjoy researching my genealogy.

If you could invite anyone to a dinner party (past or present), who would they be?
My earliest known ancestor from my Dad’s side, Edward Spoor c1640. Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg an ancestor of my husband or my grandmother. 🍽 🥂

Favourite food… Lasagne, roast lamb and chocolate. 🍫

Favourite holiday destination…
Somewhere where there is a beach and sunshine but not too hot. I don’t really have a favourite, but I would like to go to Bora Bora. ✈️ 🏖

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