Sally lives with a hearing impairment and has been out of work since 2020. Since then, Sally has been attempting to find sustainable work with no success.
Job Coach, Shukriya, was delighted to meet Sally and work with her journey to sustainable employment.
atWork Australia arranged Auslan interpreters to be present at every appointment to assist Sally and Shukriya to communicate effectively.
Sally was very excited to get back into the workforce and as a result has upskilled herself in a large majority of industries to increase her employability. Shukriya suggested work in the social assistance industry, which is one industry she had not considered in the past.
Sally had all the traits, determination and persistence to be a Support Worker. In addition, she had skills that were very valuable, her ability to speak Auslan. This made her the perfect candidate for a Auslan Support Worker.
Sally expressed that this would be something that she would be interested in, so the pair got right to work creating the perfect resume and cover letter for the position.
With the help of an Auslan provider, Shukriya found the perfect opportunity for Sally. This position complimented all the skills that Sally has.
The team assisted Sally in obtaining an NDIS check to ensure she met all of the requirements to secure this position.
After a very successful interview with the employer, Sally was offered the position and was looking forward to helping others also living with hearing impairments. When Job Coach, Shukriya, heard the good news, she was so proud of Sally that she got emotional.
Shukriya describes Sally to be a “great inspiration to me and should be to others. She has never let her medical barriers stop her from working. Sally has taught me how to be a great role model to others”.
Sally has been working as an Auslan Support Worker since the 22nd of August and is loving every minute of it. She is very grateful for the opportunity and has thanked all the atWork Australia team in Cranbourne for being patient and being persistent with the referrals.
“Seeing everyone I work with being happy, makes me feel great” – Sally, client.
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Sally 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.