When William transferred to atWork Australia from another provider, his trust in finding work was at an all-time low.
William had been unemployed for a period of three years, with barriers to employment including intellectual disability, ADD, a lack of skills and no drivers licence.
“William took a couple of appointments to trust that I would help him gain employment,” said Melanie, William’s atWork Australia Disability Employment Services Job Coach. “In time he came to trust my guidance and I watched William’s confidence and determination grow from our initial appointment,” said Melanie.
Melanie helped William update his resume with his recent TAFE studies, provided information on wage subsidies and created a strategy to apply for suitable roles. Together they would contact employers, William would follow up with resume drops, and Melanie would then contact employers by email and phone.
It was with great excitement from William when he was offered a role at The White Star Hotel in Albany, WA. “The hotel has offered him training and support and he’s secured approximately 20 hours a week, well above his initial 8-hour benchmark,” Melanie said.
William’s employer is happy with the outcome too, “William has fitted into our team really well. He tries and works hard and succeeds. We are glad to have William onboard.”
“William was extremely thankful for my assistance and thanked me for not giving up on him,” said Melanie. “When I first met William, I was 100% confident that with my assistance he would quickly gain sustainable employment and be a valuable employee to any employer.”
William says he found the process of joining atWork Australia easy and found Melanie to be a very helpful, cheerful and accepting Job Coach. He also feels his life has been turned around.
“I’m so grateful to be employed, there’s no looking back from here. I am on the right path to a brighter future and this job is only going to lead to bigger and better opportunities,” William said.