We would like to celebrate the ongoing work of the staff and teams at Rise through the nominations and awards we have received under our key service areas.
2015 Finalists - National Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Awards
Two of Rise's Human Resource (HR) staff were 2015 finalists in the National Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) awards 2015. HR Operations Manager Fiona Durrant was a finalist in the AHRI Dave Ulrich Practitioner category and HR Officer Natasha Zeplin was a finalist in the AHRI Dave Ulrich Rising Star category. Fiona and Natasha work extremely hard and are a credit to Rise.
2015 Winner - Minister for Youth’s Outstanding Youth Worker Award
Our Senior Youth Outreach Case Manager, Lorraine Drew, was announced the winner of the Minister for Youth’s Outstanding Youth Worker Award at the YACWA Awards 2015. Lorraine has provided ongoing support to young women who have suffered from family and domestic violence. Since working with the Outreach service Lorraine has supported over 70 young people to live safely in the community and works with them to achieve their goals.
Mental Health support worker honoured
One of our amazing Mental Health Services team members, Peer Support Worker Michael Akkermans was honoured for his tremendous efforts by being nominated for the St John of God Health Care Mental Health Employee of the Year Award. The award ceremony event was held in early October 2015 at The University of WA in Crawley.
2015 Finalists - ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards
Rise was a finalist in the Organisational Award category for ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards. Rise’s nomination highlighted our collaborative approach to aged care and showcased the Moorditj Mia involvement in the Alzheimer’s Australia WA Sensory Garden. The awards celebrated excellence across the not-for-profit aged and community care sector in Western Australia and recognise the people who contribute to maintaining the quality of life of older people, people with disabilities and their carers.
2014 WA Telstra Business Women of the Year
2014 WA Telstra Business Women of the Year
Rise CEO Justine Colyer was awarded the Western Australian Community and Government Award at the 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. The Telstra Business Women’s Awards recognises a diverse range of remarkable women in business who are respected leaders, an inspiration to others and celebrates their valuable contribution in Australia. Justine’s win is in recognition of her dedication and outstanding work in the community and not-for-profit sector.
2014 Finalists - Westbusiness Pinnacle Awards
Rise was a finalist for the Australian Institute of Management WA 2014 Pinnacle Award in the category of ‘Human Resource Management Excellence’. The AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Award for Human Resource Management Excellence recognises organisations that have achieved amazing outcomes through key initiatives that showcase leadership and commitment to excellence in human resource management.
2014 WACOSS Community Services Excellence Awards
In April 2014, Kira House took home the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) Community Services Excellence Awards in the Large Organisation category. Kira House is WA’s first funded 24 hour a day, seven days a week safe house for young women aged 14 – 18 and their children escaping domestic violence. The Community Services Excellence Awards recognises the important role that organisations in the community sector play in making a positive difference to children, young people, families and communities through innovative and creative services.
2014 ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards
Moorditj Mia Coordinator Annette Panaia was awarded the ACSWA Employee of the Year 2014 at the’ 2014 Excellence in Care Awards. The award was in recognition of Annnette’s outstanding contribution for her in the Moorditj Mia program based at Koongamia. Moorditj Mia has grown into a respected provider of support to HACC eligible Aboriginal people and a valuable contributor to the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander community as a direct result of Annette’s leadership.
2013 LWA Distinguished Fellow Award
Rise CEO Justine Colyer was awarded the ‘Distinguished Fellow Award’ by Leadership Western Australia (LWA). The LWA Awards recognise the exceptional contribution of leaders in Western Australia and celebrated key leaders such as Justine, at their annual dinner with awards.
2013 ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards
Wahroonga Day Centre Cook Helen Mitchell was a finalist at the 2013 ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards. She was shortlisted in the Employee of the Year category and announced ‘Highly Commended’ at the awards ceremony. The nomination was in recognition of Helen’s life-changing, innovative food program designed to improve nutritional and sensory outcomes for members at the day centre. In May, Helen presented her work at the 15th Annual Alzheimer’s Conference in Tasmania and was featured on local radio in Hobart.
2012 IPAA Achievement Award
Kira House was awarded the prestigious Institute of Public Administration Award (IPAA) for innovation in the not-for-profit sector. In 2012, Kira House had assisted more than 81 young women and 42 babies or toddlers who escaped violent environments.