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Joanne has a big smile on her face. She says "“I am blown away by the ongoing and continuous support from atWork Australia.”

Disability Employment Services client, Joanne, had been unemployed for two years and was extremely anxious about returning to work.

She had low self-confidence and while she had previously worked as a Hairdresser, she had lost confidence in her ability, having been out of the role for so many years.

While she was applying for roles, she was finding it difficult to speak to employers to set up interviews and job trials.

Joanne was also living with unstable accommodation, which was also affecting her when it came to returning to work.

Joanne felt she might let down employers due to her situation, which added to her anxiety.

She came to atWork Australia in Seaford, South Australia for support. Her Job Coach, Sarah, first supported Joanne by providing financial assistance to stay at a caravan park and purchasing a blow-up mattress for her to sleep on.

Sarah supported Joanne by visiting employers with her, boosting her confidence to speak with employer to enquire about various positions.. After visiting a few employers together, Joanne built her confidence to speak with employers on her own and was feeling ’ore positive about re-entering the workforce.

Now that Joanne had a little more confidence, Sarah marketed her to a local employer who was seeking a hairdresser for a retail position.

Job Coach, Sarah, negotiated with the employer and job carved a suitable position for Joanne as a Hair and Beauty Retail Assistant. This allowed her to utilise her hairdressing experience and knowledge in a retail role.

By returning to work, Joanne has gained confidence. She is looking forward to the future and has begun looking into rental properties as she now has the funds to be able to gain stable accommodation.

This will make a difference to Joanne’s life, as she will be able to have her children stay with her once again.

Every year, atWork Australia help thousands of clients like Joanne 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.

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