Sustainable Employment Officer
Sarah Howle is our Sustainable Employment Officer and has a Bachelor of Psychological Science from Central Queensland University and a Masters of Social Work from The University of New England.
Sarah has some fantastic experience working with young parents and their children in out-of-home care and outreach. As a young student Sarah gathered a range of experience in different fields including hospitality, tourism, child care, human resources, retail and medical administration, giving her inside knowledge of a variety of career paths which supports our young employees.
Sarah manages our intake process, develops and facilitates employment and life-skills training, and provides one-on-one support and employment coaching for our young employees when life gets in the way of work.
Damian Dabrowski is our Business Manager. Damian comes from a diverse background in the NGO and NFP sector of Australia and abroad. He has co-founded a Social Enterprise in Bangladesh and has worked with Planet Ark & the Alcohol and Drug Foundation in Australia before joining the team as the Business Manager at Neighbourhood Jobs in 2019.
Damian has established a range of essential business processes and systems and has driven the back office development for Neighbourhood Jobs.
Damian manages our day-to-day operations, supporting customers and helping build our business, community and commercial partnerships.
Jonathan Ireson, Team Leader, has a dual role which is focussed on daily training, support and supervision of our young employees in the field as well as being the face of Neighbourhood Jobs when we’re out delivering services to you.
Jono has been working with young people and refugees for more than a decade. He’s also really good with business and customers, having worked in a bank for a number of years.
Jonathan works each day to make sure our teams work safely and efficiently and that our customers receive the very best service from us, while we take care to support and grow our young employees, stretching them to achieve their goals.
Emma Storm is our first full-time Supervisor who manages the lawns & grounds maintenance as well as our venture into cleaning.
Heather Chaffey, co-founder of Neighbourhood Jobs, is the Divisional Manager Sustainable Communities at Wentworth Community Housing. The veteran of the team, Heather has worked in community services in western Sydney for more than 20 years.
A passionate advocate for social justice with a keen interest in place-based disadvantage, innovation and social leadership, Heather led the team to develop Neighbourhood Jobs in her first year at Wentworth Community Housing.
Heather plays a leadership role in Neighbourhood Jobs, supporting the team to drive new business, ensure safety and compliance, develop and strengthen partnerships and innovate to provide the very best service to our customers and our young employees, who after all, are the reason we exist.