63-year-old Beulah, from Liverpool NSW lives with degenerative changes in the right hip. Every day for Beulah involves pain; this doesn’t stop Beulah’s ability to follow her heart and care for others though.
Beulah immigrated from the Philippines to Australia. Following her passion for supporting people with disability, including her son back in the Philippines who lives with disability, Beulah started studying to get a Certificate 4 in Disability Support. Not long after, Beulah began working as a Disability Support Worker.
When the coronavirus pandemic began, unfortunately Beulah lost her job. Seeking to find work quickly, Beulah contacted atWork Australia for support.
When Beulah joined atWork Australia, she was connected with her Job Coach, Yvette. Yvette could see Beulah’s passion and motivation to find work in the disability industry, so they set to applying for roles right away.
While Yvette and Beulah were busy applying for roles, Beulah’s visa was reversed, and she was ordered to go back to the Philippines. Yvette helped Beulah to deal with immigration, and Beulah is now a proud permanent resident.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing a smaller job pool than usual, Beulah and Yvette remained hopeful that the right role would come up.
Much to Beulah’s excitement, a role came up as a Disability Support Worker through a local company. Beulah applied and was successful in getting the position.
With the backing of atWork Australia, Yvette was able to organise and pay for a first-aid course, and when all completed, Beulah was back in employment.
Beulah expressed to Yvette that she felt like an achiever, “despite my disability, age and the coronavirus, I still found employment.”
Beulah was excited to be back helping others and following her passions.
“atWork Australia made a significant impact in my journey to find a good job, because of their genuine interest to help people with disability,” says Beulah.
Yvette is looking forward to seeing Beulah progress further in her work and life.