Job Support Coach, Susan, provides ongoing support by giving vision-impaired Andrew the encouragement he needs to stay in meaningful ongoing work.
Andrew was unemployed for ten years. He is legally blind in both eyes which limits his mobility and affects his mental health. While capable of working, his perceived lack of skills and confidence in his abilities was holding Andrew back.
“Sometimes Andrew lacks confidence in himself. This results in him being unable to accomplish work tasks on time,” said Job Coach Susan.
“I check in on Andrew weekly. Provide encouragement, emotional support, and extra training when he needs it.”
Susan’s calls provide Andrew with an opportunity to talk about any issues he may be facing such as ongoing stress or pressure.
Like anyone, Andrew wants to do well and feel like a valued employee.
“I help him cope with work-related stress, and I keep reminding Andrew to believe in himself!”
Now employed as a contact centre officer for over two years, Andrew’s confidence is finally growing.
“I have seen a spike in confidence recently and a new-found motivation in Andrew.”
Confidence is one example of something which needs to be worked on overtime to maintain employment. atWork Australia provides ongoing support, tailored in a way to best meet an individual’s needs.
Andrew says “atWork Australia have helped shape my life positively. I now wake up with a purpose and can accomplish work tasks. I can meet my employers’ expectations. I enjoy this job and without the ongoing support I receive from my Job Support Coach, I may not still be here.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Andrew 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.