Employed before the Covid-19 lockdown, Majed (59) faced challenges after being suddenly unemployed due to the lockdown. He is very hard working and was determined to secure a job.

Majed experienced barriers such as difficulties in communication as English is his second language, trauma, cross- cultural issues, chronic pain, a mental health condition, social isolation and physical limitations. The Department of Human Services staff greatly assisted Majed in determining his eligibility for Disability Employment Services by completing Majed’s assessment on a weekend so he can commence. Majed reached out to atWork Australia in Chester Hill. Here, he met Job Coach Rasha who assisted him with his barriers and finding a suitable job for him during the lockdown.

Rasha assisted Majed in his job search, completing applications, basic computer skills, interview skills and referring him to different employment opportunities. Rasha worked very hard in translating application questions into Arabic for Majed. She was able to secure a position as a Cleaning Hygiene Operator for Majed.

Rasha says: “Majed was super happy and very thankful when he received the news that he was successful in his job interview.” Rasha read through all the details and information about this job in Arabic for Majed.

Unfortunately, Majed tested positive for Covid-19 after he secured the job and Rasha regularly checked in with him during his 20 days in isolation. Majed was able to return to his job and is happy working.

Majed says: “I am very grateful and thankful to my job coach Rasha and to atWork Australia for being a supportive team, enabling me to begin my part-time job.”

Majed is extremely happy and would like to tell everyone about his successful experience with atWork Australia. He will talk to his friends and his community about his amazing experience.

Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Majed expand their skills and qualifications to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 192 634 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.