After retiring five years ago due to her health conditions, 65-year-old Disability Employment Services client, Edna, entered the atWork Australia office in Miller, NSW, looking to re-enter the workforce.
With 32 years of nursing experience, Edna was a caring and compassionate person; skills that any employer would love to have.
Upon meeting with her Job Coach, Mary, the pair discussed her time as a nurse, the qualities, and skills that she gained, as well as what positions interest her and would cater to her health conditions.
All this information would be vital in constructing a tailored job plan with the goal to progress her into employment.
Edna suffers from Pheunatois Arthritis in her hands, back and neck. She has treatment and receives regular assistance, so finding a position that catered to this would be critical to ensuring that employment would be sustainable.
The pair next discussed positions that would cater to her health conditions, skills, and interests. After several discussions, Mary and Edna decided that a work from home, part-time administration position, would be ideal. So, next came the exciting part: the job search.
Mary worked on finding the perfect position and employer for Edna. With time, this was found, and she was successful in the interview process – she was thrilled and begun to prepare for her new role.
Within this next phase of her employment journey, Edna, worked with In-Work Support Coach, Kieu, to ensure that she had everything she needed to begin and remain in her position.
“atWork Australia have been very helpful, supportive, and encouraging. I feel like I can do something I didn’t think I could do before. They have made a difference to my life” – Edna, Disability Employment Services Client.
Edna remains happy within her position, Mary, Kieu and the broader atWork Australia team in Miller, NSW, are overjoyed for her. It wasn’t long ago she entered the office doubting herself and her ability to re-enter the workforce.
Every year, atWork Australia help thousands of clients like Edna, 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