Finding employment during Covid-19 has not been an easy road for many, however, Kathy found motivation with the support of atWork Australia that has boosted her confidence.
From Goulburn, NSW, Kathy lives with health conditions that have been a barrier to finding employment. Kathy had been unemployed for almost three years.
Kathy was enrolled in a Certificate III in Hospitality from education provider, Alffie, however, was disengaged with her studies.
Kathy was connected with her Job Coach, Mark for more hands-on support. Kathy has had a lot of health scares and was unsure of herself. Mark worked closely with Kathy to boost her confidence and encouraged her to complete her Alffie course.
Once she had completed the hospitality course and felt confident to enter back into the workforce, Mark reached out to local restaurant owner, Michael. Despite being an unpredictable time in the hospitality industry, Michael needed a kitchen all-rounder.
Michael had not used a Disability Employment Service provider before, however, appreciated that Mark had already worked with Kathy and would be there to support her employment journey.
When Kathy found out she had the job she was “over the moon”. Kathy has expressed her thanks for the support Mark gave her and the encouragement she needed to find the perfect employer.
Kathy said, “the restaurant is the perfect workplace for me, and the owner is so understanding.”
Mark said, “it took a lot in the beginning, but Kathy didn’t give up and we got there in the end.”
“We found a restaurant owner that was willing to give Kathy a chance that has led to employment.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Kathy 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.