Mehmet Ali Uluc - Support Coordinator / Turkish Interpreter - Translator
Mehmet Ali graduated from Gazi University in Ankara, in 1982, and worked as a French Language Teacher for around 5 years before migrated to Australia in1987. He completed English courses and worked in variety of jobs. He had his interpreting and Translation accreditation from NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) in 1993.
He also obtained casual approval to teach Turkish and French languages in NSW schools however he worked as a Turkish Language Teacher at Government Saturday schools for around 24 years as well as five years of teaching at community language schools run by community organisations.
After working as a freelance on-call interpreter for a few years he started working as a Turkish interpreter for Social Security (currently known as Centrelink) in mid 1990s. He later held positions of Customer Service Officer, Youth Liaison Officer and Disability Officer during his 11 years of service.
He ran own interpreting and translation business until he joined Australian Disability Services (ADS) in mid-2021. He is experienced in variety of government services and procedures such as Centrelink, employment services, housing, health, education, legal issues and community services. Mehmet Ali is well-known figure in Australian Turkish Community. Being patient and easily reachable person, he is usually the first contact person for most people in case of crisis or emergency in the community.
Mehmet Ali is providing support coordination services for the clients of Australian Disability Services. He endeavours to improve service recipients’ life quality by assisting them with variety of issues. He is a great listener. He approaches to the issues in wholistic and analytical manner. He prefers not to give false hope to people with their applications or matters. If he can’t solve the problem, he would refer them to the appropriate services and professionals.