Living with several barriers, both physical and mental, Chhay, from Bonnyrigg, NSW, had an accident several years ago that has left him unemployed for a long period of time and prevents him from physically intensive work.

Chhay was motivated to work and tried hard to look for work, however, his applications were constantly rejected due to his limited English, lack of skills and his barriers. Chhay’s family depends on him for support which also took a toll on his mental health.

Chhay decided to connect with atWork Australia to help advocate for him to find employment. He was introduced to his Job Coach, Long, who worked with him to build confidence, discuss job prospects, reassure him and refer roles that were a suitable fit with his abilities.

Long and Chhay also planned and drafted strategies such as: employers to reach out to, seeking and focusing on Chhay’s strengths, and how those could fit into different jobs to ensure long-term success.

Long reached out to a long-term employer partner of atWork Australia, Golden Shore Products. Golden Shore is an Australian food brand which prides itself on its premium products. The company has been working with atWork Australia since 2019 and has established a great partnership; most of their workforce is staffed by atWork Australia clients.

Sam from Golden Shore says, “we love being a local employer that supports diversity within Sydney’s South West and we are an advocate of supporting a diverse range of employees.”

When Chhay found out he had the job with Golden Shore he was very happy and joyful. He enjoys his current employment as it suits his capabilities. He has been very happy with the tailored service and support offered by his Job Coach.

Long said, “Chhay is an honest and hard-working client who was always trying to find work; with a little help, he knew his determination would pay off. I am glad to have helped Chhay find a job that suits his needs and requirements.”

Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Chhay expand their skills and qualifications to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 192 634 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.