After breaking her ankle in 2018, working in hospitality became a challenge due to long periods standing.

From Mt Hawthorn, WA, Mary-Anne had been unemployed for several years while recovering from an ankle injury.

Mary-Anne had extensive experience working in hospitality and due to her injury, was unable to stand for long periods of time. Her biggest challenge was finding work that would be flexible enough to let her mix standing and sitting.

Mary-Anne was introduced to Job Coach, Lachlan, who assisted her in the job-seeking process. The period of unemployment had left Mary-Anne feeling unmotivated to find employment, however, after connecting with Lachlan, she started to see how she could get back on her feet through meaningful employment.

Lachlan used various strategies to help Mary-Anne and supported her mental health journey. She went from waiting for a compensation payout and being afraid to try new things, to actively wanting to find work and being excited by the prospects. Lachlan said, “it was a fantastic transition”. Lachlan spoke to his contacts and tried reverse marketing Mary-Anne’s experience and skills.

However, it was the introduction through a mutual colleague to Kalpesh, the Director of Kalmin Trading, a wholesale cleaning business, that landed Mary-Anne a job.

When Mary-Anne found out she had the job, she was very excited and eager to start in her role as a merchandiser.

Lachlan said, “Mary-Anne was the right person for the job and hopefully this starts a great relationship between atWork Australia and Kaplesh’s business, Kalmin Trading.

Kalpesh has reported that, “I am very grateful to have Mary-Anne to fill the position we had available. As a small business, it takes a huge amount of effort to build the infrastructure for human resources recruitment. With the team at atWork Australia, this was dealt with effectively to make sure we had the correct match.”

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