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Meet team Bamara as we shine our spotlight on Aimee, part of our Driver Licensing Access Program (DLAP) team based in Dubbo.
Aimee plays a crucial role in assisting aspiring DLAP participants across the community to be safe, skilled and legal drivers.
I started as a Driving Mentor for the DLAP program which works across Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine. I am now a qualified Driving Instructor and am also completing Administration duties for the NDIS side of Bamara.
When we aren’t in lockdown, I fill in for the driving if I’m needed. I answer phone calls for people wanting to book in with DLAP and return any missed calls or texts from the previous afternoon.
I complete any bookings for DLAP when needed. I add in any new enrolments/information into our database as it comes in.
There is always something to do 😊
When the opportunity came about for me to become a Driving Mentor, it sounded like something that I might enjoy, and I would be able to help young people, which I love.
I have a background in Disability Support, so this seemed right up my alley.
I studied so hard before commencing mentoring as I wanted to teach the kids the right way the first time! I was nervous but excited.
Participants can benefit from gaining training and feedback from great mentors. It always helps to teach several different people to drive as everyone picks up on other things for improvement.
We all work well as a team here in Dubbo, and we are proud of our participants and how far they have come!
We also now have three qualified Driving Instructors with Bamara, which is an excellent resource to offer as many people like to go out a couple of times with an Instructor before they go for their P’s.
Bamara has been fantastic. They put through my Certificate III in Transportation and Logistics to be a qualified Driving Instructor.
I am also now completing administration duties which I love.
I love working for Bamara. All of the management is supportive and friendly and easy to work with.
I remember my mum asked if I wanted to drive home from the RMS, but I was too nervous/excited!
I love helping all of the young people we work with learn to drive. Many of these teenagers have no one else who can teach them. They would otherwise not be able to obtain their licence.
I also enjoy building up great relationships with our participants. It is such a rewarding job, and I have been lucky to have this experience.
I have become a much better driver since being a Driving Mentor and now a Driving Instructor. I don’t think you realise how many bad habits you pick up when you have been driving for a long time.
I brought with me some pretty decent organisational skills and communication skills, which I think has helped me build good relationships and trust with our participants, which helps me teach them better.
We all get really excited when one of our participants get their licence! It’s always really great when their hard work and dedication pays off in such a great way.
I have also been fortunate to be a part of the team opening up NDIS supports in Dubbo. It’s been great.
I’m a big gamer! I love platformers, choices matter and Rouge Lite games.
I also love spending time with my kids. They range from 10 yrs old to 10 months old.
I have always wanted to go to Africa.
I would love to go and do some volunteer work in underprivileged communities.
Treat others the way that you want to be treated 😊
I just love helping people and making a difference. Since this is a MASSIVE part of Bamara, this makes my job much easier and more enjoyable!