‘Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.’
atWork Australia’s In-Work Support Coach, Ramya, shares this quote regularly with her Disability Employment Services clients, who she sees reach new heights every day.
A recent example is client, Nirupa, from the atWork Australia Cranbourne, Victoria, office.
Nirupa lives with anxiety and low vision and relies on public transport to get around. When she first met with Ramya, she had no employment goals and low motivation.
When she first started her role as Laundry Assistant, she was not meeting her employers’ expectations such as reporting on time or advising when she wouldn’t be coming in to work.
Her new employer was understanding and engaged Ramya through In-Work support to ensure both employer and client could thrive.
“I worked closely with Nirupa to keep her motivated and educate her on her employer’s expectations. We focused on self-care and relaxation techniques to help manage stress so she could enjoy her new role,” said Ramya.
“Nirupa has had ups and downs in her journey, but she has overcome her challenges.”
She is now thriving in her role thanks to her employer’s patience, giving Nirupa time to settle in and the additional support provided by atWork Australia.
Gaining the right type of employment has changed the way Nirupa looks at life. She has more confidence which has supported her anxiety.
“She is in a position where she wants to pursue more and is feeling motivated and engaged in growing a career.”
Nirupa said it was the support she received during her lows which she appreciates the most.
“atWork Australia care about their clients. Ramya has shown the utmost care and compassion towards me. The support they have provided to help towards my new role has been amazing,” said Nirupa.
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Nirupa 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.