Jessica had been unemployed for three years and was experiencing unstable housing and homelessness when she started working with atWork Australia.
She was living with mental health conditions, had no Driver’s Licence and a lack of qualifications and experience. She was unsure how she could achieve meaningful and sustainable employment.
Jessica started working with Job Coach, Mastoora, from the atWork Australia Mirrabooka office. Mastoora encouraged Jessica to take small steps to achieve her goal of employment.
Together they designed a plan that focused on small steps and started with Jessica feeling ready for employment.
Mastoora referred Jessica to our in-house Wellness Services, and financially supported Jessica to begin driving lessons.
As a Workforce Australia client, Jessica was required to report on her points as part of the Points Based Activation System (PBAS).
Mastoora supported Jessica to learn more about the system and helped her set it up on her phone for reporting.
Jessica was now able to report her PBAS points all on her own, her first goal on her journey to employment.
“I worked with Jessica to get to know more about her hobbies, interests and passions, so I could help with finding her a suitable job,” said Mastoora.
The next goal was to feel confident in interviews, so Mastoora and Jessica worked together to practice interviewing and selling her transferrable skills.
Jessica soon landed a part time role as a Bartender.
“Stable employment has improved Jessica’s life. She is now working towards her next goals of gaining her Driver’s Licence and moving into her own house,” said Mastoora.
“Since starting with atWork Australia, I can see Jessica is happier and more confident in herself.”
“She has recently started working a second job to help herself with additional financial stability, and said it also helps her feel more social and supports her mental health.”
Every year, atWork Australia help thousands of clients like Jessica, 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.