For most young men, a commercial cleaning role wouldn’t be a dream job but for Brandon, aged 20, it was. For Brandon, he needed more than just a job.
He needs a supportive working environment, colleagues who encourage him, and a positive environment to help him thrive.
Brandon lives with a mental health condition and lacks confidence. He had a history of being told he couldn’t achieve anything which fed into his lack of confidence.
Brandon had been looking for sustainable and meaningful work for four years when he met Job Coach Kathryn from atWork Australia in Tatura.
Kathryn listened to Brandon and understood his lack of confidence was the first barrier they should work on.
She started coaching Brandon and practicing interview techniques to help him feel prepared and confident when an opportunity arrived.
She also understood that when searching for a role for Brandon, it was more about the environment than the role itself.
“Brandon had jobs before but didn’t last in them. He needed a team who would provide extra encouragement, be supportive if he made mistakes, and help build him up,” said Kathryn.
“We found the perfect employer for him at a commercial cleaning company, and since then Brandon has been thriving.”
Brandon is thankful to Kathryn for listening to him, understanding his needs, and finding the perfect role for him.
He says, ‘you have helped me more than anyone has. You listen.’
“For the first time he enjoys going to work, is proud of himself and ecstatic to be in the role.” – Kathryn, Job Coach, VIC
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Brandon 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.