Christopher, 28, is a new father. Unfortunately, he was spending a lot of time in hospital caring for his newborn baby who was very unwell. Christopher also lives with a physical disability, but he was determined to work to support his family.
To return to work he needed specialised equipment, this, on top of the medical costs meant he needed extra financial support to help him return to work.
Christopher came to atWork Australia in Ipswich, Queensland where he worked with Job Coach Shally. Shally listened to Christopher’s situation, understood his determination to return to work, and created a personalised approach to help him find good work.
“After speaking with Christopher, we found out he needed specialised footwear to help him stand for longer. This would open him up to more job opportunities. We helped him purchase shoes and supports to help keep the swelling in his feet down,” said Job Coach, Shally.
“We then helped him attend interviews by covering the costs of his fuel and we supplied him with a uniform once he was offered a role.”
Christopher was able to gain employment at a local Ipswich ice cream bar, The Ungermann Brothers, as a kitchen hand. The team at The Ungermann Brothers say they “are glad to have Christopher as part of the team, and he is now training others.”
Shally still keeps in touch with Christopher to support him in his employment. “We still keep in touch with Christopher to make sure his shoes and supports are still working for him, and that he has all the equipment he needs to successfully stay in employment,” said Shally.
“I’m so proud of Christopher and his never-give-up attitude.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Christopher 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.