VALUED EMPLOYEE: Nick Henseleit, Manager of Supa IGA Maryborough, with Morgan McCarthy, who has been working at the business for a year.
VALUED EMPLOYEE: Nick Henseleit, Manager of Supa IGA Maryborough, with Morgan McCarthy, who has been working at the business for a year. Contributed

Morgan’s a top employee

A YOUNG man with Down syndrome has celebrated his first anniversary of working at Maryborough's Supa IGA.

Morgan McCarthy works two days a week at the Maryborough business and has been described as "an asset" by Nick Henseleit, the manager of Maryborough Supa IGA.

"I can't imagine working without him," Nick said.

"I have a step-son with a disability and I'm really passionate about helping the community wherever I can.

"When Blake from Mylestones Employment got in touch with me and told me about Morgan, I said yes without hesitation.

"It might not seem like much for me, just giving a young kid an opportunity, but for Morgan and other young people with disability it can really change their life," Nick said.

Morgan's mum Robyn said wondering what life would be like for Morgan after school was the most stressful time of her life.

But Blake Spoor, from Mylestones Employment, assisted in helping Morgan find a job he would love.

"It was always about Morgan and what he could do, not what he couldn't. Blake wanted to find him that right job, one that was sustainable and he could flourish in," Robyn said.

"I never knew what the future would hold for Morgan; it would keep me up a night sometimes.

"But thanks to Blake and Mylestones Employment, Morgan is now a contributing member of society. He loves his job, his self-confidence has skyrocketed and earning his own money has given him a real sense of independence and self-worth."



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