Scott had been finding it difficult to find the support he needed. Previously he had been placed into employment that were not suited to his strengths, and he had never been taught how to communicate effectively with potential employers. Scott decided it was time to try a different approach; he reached out to Kylie at atWork Australia’s Disability Employment Services office in Bendigo, Victoria office to see if she could help.
Scott is a husband, and a father to two little girls. He was extremely determined to find employment to help support his young family. Scott faced multiple barriers when trying to secure employment; Scott lives with dyslexia and has challenges with comprehension and written communication.
When Scott reached out to his Job Coach, Kylie, for support she was equally as determined to help Scott find employment. Scott came into the office knowing what he wanted to do, but thought it was unreachable. Kylie assured him that was not the case, and with atWork Australia’s support, his goals were definitely attainable. Kylie began reaching out to employers in Scott’s desired field and began coaching Scott on how to respond to emails and effectively communicate with potential employers. Scott was very appreciative of the support from his Job Coach. Scott said, “I have never been given the opportunity to learn the skills to communicate with an employer myself.”
Scott and his Job Coach, Kylie, continued working together to develop his skillset. Scott can now navigate a computer to access documents, he can also structure an email with appropriate sentences and wording.
Due to Scott’s hard work and willingness to accept Kylie’s support, he has now secured a new position as a Personal Care Worker. Scott was very happy with his new job, but to ensure he could still progress in his new career path, he is also studying a Certificate III in Individual Support. Scott’s Job Coach, Kylie, said, “Scott is very happy with his new career path, he gives me daily updates on how he is progressing and thanks the team for their support.”
Due to the tailored support offered by Kylie, carefully guiding Scott through the process and supporting him to build his confidence, Scott now has faith in his ability to achieve his goals.
“I am excited to finally be able to follow a career that I have been wanting for a long time. I was happy to be heard and helped to achieve this,” said Scott.
Every year, atWork Australia help thousands of clients like Scott, 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.