The past few years have been tough for Zac who is autistic. He found Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns tough, then when life was finally heading back to normality, his family home was affected by devastating floods.
On top of this, Zac was finding that his resume was just not standing out among all the other applications. Additionally, he was restricted in the kinds of roles he could do as he relied on family members for transport.
Job Coach, Andrew, from atWork Australia in Ballina, NSW quickly built a strong rapport with Zac.
He organised for Zac to attend a ‘work readiness workshop’ with other clients in a similar situation to Zac. This provided Zac with some social interaction; which he really enjoyed.
The program helped Zac learn what employers would expect once he was successful in an interview.
atWork Australia Employer Engagement team member, Helen, advocated for Zac with employers to ensure his application was highlighted and not lost among many others.
Zac was soon successful and landed a role as a trolley collector and cleaner at his local supermarket.
‘Zac’s’ demeanor and body language has become more upbeat; his enthusiasm is now shining since securing employment,” said Job Coach, Andrew.
“He is excited and proud to be a part of the team.”
“I am looking forward to some newfound independence and the changes that employment will make in my life,” said Zac.
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Zac 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.