From Clarkson, WA, Jeri (18) had worked as a kitchen hand while she was in High School. She really enjoyed this work and working in her spare time, however, since leaving school, Jeri was looking for more hours and a new opportunity to learn new skills.
Jeri was unsure of where to start looking for employment that would be suitable for her. Jeri lives with ADHD and finds it challenging to communicate with people. Thus, she reached out to atWork Australia and was connected with her Job Coach, Megan.
Megan and Jeri worked together to create resumes and cover letters to highlight relevant skills and abilities. They looked for jobs that were relevant to Jeri’s skills and experience as well as practicing interviews so that Jeri would feel confident when accepting and attending job interviews.
In the beginning, Jeri found the appointments with her Job Coach difficult, but once she started to build a trusting relationship with Megan, she found it a very smooth process. Jeri looked forward to her appointments with Megan.
With Megan’s support and guidance, Jeri secured employment as a Crew Member at McDonald’s Brighton; a place where she has structure, access to more hours and the opportunity to build on her skills and earn promotions.
Jeri was happy and relieved when she found out she had the job and that her new employer was impressed with her.
Jeri has found the process with atWork Australia very helpful and Megan to be a very supportive Job Coach. She felt at ease when attending appointments as Megan was kind and caring in her approach.
Jeri had been unemployed for two years and said, “I am pleased with my job at McDonald’s thanks to atWork Australia and my Job Coach, Megan. My job has helped me start to get a footing into advancing in life and becoming more independent. I am looking forward to my future.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Jeri 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.