Tia came to atWork Australia’s Kwinana, WA, office to receive ParentsNext services to support her to return to the workplace. Tia is a mother to six children at various ages and she lives with a mental health condition.
When Tia met her ParentsNext Job Coach, she disclosed that she had limited education, completing less than year ten at high school and she had no other formal qualifications. Tia believed this would make it very difficult to find employment and this impacted her self-belief in her ability. With support from the ParentsNext team, they assured her she had come to the right place for support and they were now on this journey together.
The ParentsNext team began developing a plan for how atWork Australia could support Tia on her employment journey. In the first instance, the goal was to help rebuild Tia’s confidence and increase her motivation towards returning to work. To achieve this, atWork Australia provided Tia with guidance and mentoring through regular appointments and open lines of communication.
Then Tia was referred to atWork Australia’s internal program, Best Version of Me. Best Version of Me is an eight-week course supporting parents with everything from general health, building confidence and motivation to identify and act on your personal and professional goals.
Best Version of Me had the desired effect, it helped to increase Tia’s confidence and motivation. After completing the program, Tia expressed to her Job Coach that she wanted to continue studying so she could work towards her next goal; working in youth work, so she can make a difference to other peoples’ lives. Rebecca then supported Tia as she worked towards achieving a Certificate III in Community Services.
Soon after completing her studies, Tia secured an interview for a support worker position. She was so excited to share the news with her Job Coach. Rebecca helped Tia prepare for her interview and reminded her that atWork Australia were there to support her. Tia was absolutely thrilled to hear she had secured the position with Gap Support as a Support Worker. atWork Australia were able to provide funding to purchase new work clothes, shoes and fuel vouchers to help Tia prepare for her new job. Tia’s Job Coach, Rebecca, said, “I have enjoyed watching Tia progress and seeing her confidence grow. Tia expressed that she thoroughly enjoyed her first shift and could not wait to go back for her second shift.”
“Knowing I had the support from all the staff at atWork Australia was great. The support helped me to feel confident enough to seek employment,” said Tia.
Every year, atWork Australia help thousands of clients like Tia, 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.