“Disability isn’t an issue, motivation and having the right work attitude are the keys to being employed and remaining employed.” Lek, Chanh’s atWork Australia Job Coach
While highly motivated to work, an injury on Chanh’s left wrist, alongside language barriers, resulted in difficulty in her finding stable employment. Chanh often undertook seasonal work and worked casually for recruitment agencies, her hours were always reduced due to her injury.
Unable to lift more than 15kgs, Chanh needed to find an employer that was willing to support her with appropriate tasks.
Chanh and her job coach Lek, both searched Chinese and Vietnamese newspapers and Chinese job sites for a kitchen hand role located in Brisbane.
Alan from Café Briz, a long-time supporter of providing jobs to those in need, was willing to give Chanh an opportunity.
“I’m delighted I could place Chanh with an employer who’s dedicated to changing the lives of many job seekers,” said Lek. “Alan understands Chanh’s health condition, and Chanh’s very happy working with Alan.”
While Lek supported Chanh with interview tips and applications, Lek counts Chanh’s obvious willingness to work as the key to her obtaining employment.
“Disability isn’t an issue, motivation and having the right work attitude are the keys to being employed and remaining employed,” says Lek. “Chanh didn’t let her injury get in the way of her employment success.”