“Due to my history, negative self-doubt, and lack of previous experience I didn’t think my life could get better,” said atWork Australia Disability Employment Services client Alex.
When Alex came to atWork Australia in Fortitude Valley Brisbane he lived with PTSD and had a history of drug and substance use which often resulted in homelessness.
Alex had just completed a rehabilitation program and was ready to transition back into the community. He spoke with his Job Coach Mykie and spoke about his history and his dedication to gaining meaningful sustainable employment. He thought Mykie would just find a job for him, but the partnership ended up meaning so much more to Alex.
“Not only did he encourage and believe in me, but he was patient and understanding of my needs and supported me to keep my recovery a priority. Over the time Mykie has worked with me I’ve not only managed to stay clean and keep permanent accommodation but also studied and completed a course and have found permanent employment,’ said Alex.
Mykie coached Alex to believe in himself and supported him to gain qualifications in a Certificate III in Food Processing. atWork then supported Alex with financial support for his interviews including clothes and travel.
“Since Mykie has been working with me I’ve not only gained skills, interview experience, and employment but also learned to persevere and believe in myself.”
Alex is now working in a kitchen in food prep. Mykie says, “despite the barriers Alex faced, he has shown to be a dedicated and motivated client when it comes to his attitude and creating a career path for himself. His openness allowed me to tailor our services and level of guidance to best suit Alex and generate the right outcome for him.”
“My Job Coach always accepted me where I’m at and gave me the support I’ve always wanted and needed,” – Alex, DES Client, QLD
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Alex 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.