Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Jack Kruger

Jack Kruger presented alongside his Job Supporter and his work supervisors. He provided an overview of his various work roles since he was 14.

About Jack Kruger

Portrait of Jack KrugerJack Kruger is a Cross Fit member, world traveller, movie enthusiast, employee, Learner driver and friend.

Jack attended local schools for his education and, as a result, is widely known within his community.  Jack finished school in 2020 at Daramalan College in Canberra, Australia.

Since finishing school, Jack has worked in various roles and paid an award wage. He is now crafting a meaningful week of work, study, sport and leisure.


Working this out together: Supporting the workplace to support the employee

Jack Kruger, Julia Shumaker, James Jeffress, Rachael Cumming

In this presentation, Jack Kruger shared the various work roles he’s held since he was 14. He described his current position at Unilodge, where he works at the reception of a residential college at ANU. He also describes his volunteering role at Lifeline.

Julia Shumaker, Jack’s Job Support, described how she applied Customised Employment principles to create a volunteering role for him at Lifeline. She explains how her support role at Lifeline has now completely faded. Her experience with Lifeline gave her the confidence to apply the same principles to develop and support Jack in his current paid work role at Unilodge.

James and Rachael, Jack’s work supervisors at Unilodge, provided an overview of their involvement in customising and supporting Jack in the Unilodge workplace.

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