Maria is an experienced industrial machinist. But when she had to give up this career due to her osteoarthritis, she wasn’t sure what type of work she could do. She was starting to worry about the need to build her superannuation for her future.
Maria wanted to re-invent her career and needed support to help her uncover her strengths. She worked with her Job Coach, Kay and Employer Engagement Consultant, Margaret from the atWork Australia Geelong office to uncover a potential new career focus.
“I asked Maria what she wanted from an employer, and she said a genuine organisation that could provide stable employment. She wanted a positive environment to come to work every day and something she could handle with her disability,” said Margaret.
Maria’s Job Coach helped her with resilience and changing her mindset to know her value while Margaret wanted to show Maria, she still had a choice in finding an employer who matched what she wanted.
Margaret presented Maria with a few options and then marketed her strengths and abilities to potential employers. Maria landed a part-time role as a laundry worker in an aged care facility.
“Once we realised Maria wanted and needed to work in a very supportive and caring environment, we agreed this particular employer would provide her with sustainable work that would enhance her life and provide her with independence. We knew that we should invest the time in supporting Maria in this direction,” said Margaret.
“It has been a great experience dealing with atWork Australia in obtaining employment. Their teamwork, professional attitude and unrelenting efforts are appreciated, and I sincerely thank you so much,” said Maria.
“Any issues we faced, the atWork Australia team went out of their way, above and beyond to resolve them, and these are the reasons I begin new employment today.” – Maria, DES Client, VIC
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Maria expand their skills and qualifications to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 080 856 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.