Steven is a trade qualified butcher but has been unable to find employment for the last eight years. He lives with bursitis and tendonitis which limit his range of movement. Steven needed a personalised approach when looking for work, which worked with his barriers and capabilities.
“When I first met my Job Coach, Chanel, he actually listened to what I wanted to do. It was refreshing, rather than just trying to slot me in roles that were not suitable, or I wasn’t interested in,” said Steven.
Job Coach, Chanel, based in Ballarat Victoria, worked with Steven to understand his needs, and created a tailored approach to finding him good work.
They worked on Steven’s resume, tailoring his cover letter and resume to help Steven return to his trade as a Butcher. Chanel also helped Steven obtain specialty knives required to work successfully.
Instead of looking for an already available role, Chanel approached local employers talking with them about Steven, identifying his barriers, and highlighting his strengths. Chanel quickly found Steven a position he would enjoy and suited his capabilities.
Steven said, “Chanel empathised with my condition and worked hard to advocate for me to potential employers. Thank you, Chanel, and atWork Australia.”
“I’m so happy to be back working in my trade. It’s something I love, and always wanted to get back into.”
“This has been by far the best experience. I felt like a real person and not just a number. A big shout out to Chanel, my Job Coach, for his above and beyond efforts.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Steven 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.