When Jan first came to atWork Australia, he had been experiencing an extended period of unemployment. As time went on, Jan’s confidence in his ability to find work continued to drop. He knew it was time to make some changes and decided to connect with atWork Australia’s Sydney Metro office to get tailored support from the Workforce Australia team.
When Jan first met his Job Coach, Rachael, he explained he was lacking confidence due to his extended period of unemployment. Rachael assured him, that he would not be forced into employment until he was ready to work and that together, they would take it step by step to gradually build towards employment.
To begin, Rachael thought Jan would benefit from atWork Australia’s internal program, Powered by Positivum. Powered by Positivum – Every Mind Matters is a 5-day non vocational intervention program designed to target mental health related barriers to employment. It includes Positivum, an online and in-person coaching program to build a work-like structure into participant’s lives. Participants will learn strategies to build resilience and manage stress through a health coaching, motivational and mindset shift program. The program will further address Non-Vocational Barriers to employment, identifying values, beliefs, perceptions, goal setting and health benefits of work, the program is delivered by a registered Psychologist.
Additionally, Rachael worked with Jan to teach him how to do effective job searches, to be able to find suitable positions that matched his skills and abilities. The pair also practiced mock interviews, with the support of his Job Coach, Jan developed strong responses to behavioural and standard interview questions, so he could confidently communicate his strengths to potential employers.
Since beginning his journey with atWork Australia, Jan continues to take positive steps towards employment. Jan’s Job Coach, Rachael, said, “Jan has been a pleasure to work with, I have enjoyed watching him build his confidence and progress on his journey.”
atWork Australia enjoys watching clients achieve their goals and supporting them to develop tools and strategies to take positive steps in both work and life. We have no doubt, Jan will continue to progress on his employment journey.
“All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them,” said Jan.
Every year, atWork Australia help thousands of clients like Jan, 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