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Christine Hawkett

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Plan Manager

Meet Chris

An exciting and rewarding career in finance set Chris up to become the Plan Manager extraordinaire she is today.

Before joining the Lighthouse Disability Plan Management team, Chris spent fifteen years working in the not-for-profit sector. For twelve of those, she was the Senior Finance Officer at an Aboriginal organisation in Alice Springs. She loved supporting different projects that improved the living conditions in regional communities all over the top-end, such as infrastructure development, fuel deliveries, and education programs.

After leaving Alice Springs, Chris came back to Adelaide and took on a finance role in another Aboriginal organisation, this time a disability services provider. Here, Chris felt a sense of fulfilment like never before and decided she wanted to keep working in this sector for a long time.

One day, Chris saw a temp role going at Lighthouse Disability. She applied, became a Plan Manager, and did such a good job that she was made permanent.

Chris says the best part of the job is having contact with clients. All she has ever wanted to do in her career is use her skills to help others, and she enjoys getting to do this every day as a Plan Manager.

When she’s not working, Chris loves sewing and quilting. She’s especially talented at crafting bags and table runners, often gifting her creations to friends and colleagues. Eventually, Chris hopes to volunteer her skills to make items for service personnel and covers for hospital humidicribs.

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— Gill, Parent of a Client

“Lighthouse Disability is a great place to work. It’s been clear since day one that the focus is always on the person that we are supporting.”

Nick, Staff Member

“Let me commend the Lighthouse Disability staff for the exemplary work that they do and for how well they interact with the clients.”

Angela, External Provider

“Lighthouse Disability is a positive organisation to be part of. They make my life easier.”

Gerry, Client