Forty-year-old Renee came to atWork Australia at a pretty hard time in her life. She was living out of her car, trying to manage both physical and psychological conditions and had not worked full time in over 13 years, besides one day a week at the local yacht club. Not having a home made looking for work very difficult for Renee.
Renee met her Disability Employment Services Job Coach Mark at a point where she was wanting to make some positive changes to her life. Finding work was a key factor in this, and together her and Mark discussed the types of roles that would best suit Renee, along with how to get her back into the workforce after more than 13 years of unemployment.
Mark and Renee decided a role in traffic management would be good for Renee, however it would involve some training on the Sunshine Coast, a 2.5 hour drive from Renee’s base in Biggera Waters. Mark supported Renee with attending the training via petrol vouchers, and together they talked through what to expect and how to get the best out of the training.
Mark also worked with Renee on building her self-confidence and interviewing skills, after many years of not working.
Following on from Renee’s training, Mark secured Renee two interviews with two different traffic management companies. Renee was successful in both of her interviews, and both companies have offered Renee work.
“Renee was ecstatic about gaining two job offers, both wanted her to complete her three mandatory traffic management set ups and gain employment with them,” Mark, Renee’s Job Coach said. A fantastic achievement, after 13 years out of work.
Renee has since started her new job and is incredibly happy to have an income and a purpose, and to be able to find herself a stable place to call home, “Gaining full time employment means I can find a place to live and not live in my car,” Renee said.
Regardless of our client’s barrier to finding work, or how long they have been out of work, atWork Australia are here to help them find fulfilling, life-changing work, just like Renee. Let us help you too. Call us on 1300 080 856 or enquire online today.