For Moss Vale local, William, the South Coast and Southern Highlands, NSW, had been his home; living in his caravan and undertaking a range of temporary employment opportunities for the past 10 years.
The 57-year-old was eager to find sustainable employment; however, he was concerned his housing instability would jeopardise a potential offer he had from an employer.
The registration on his caravan was due to expire which would have meant he was unable to park the caravan and his housing would have become even more unstable.
That’s when William reached out to atWork Australia, Bowral, NSW, for support. William was connected with his Job Coach, Jaime, and as a first order of business, Jaime arranged payment of William’s vehicle registration and CTP insurance to ensure he could move forward into secure employment and continue to have a roof over his head.
Jaime also supported William to purchase fuel vouchers and PPE clothing so he could be ready to commence employment.
Jaime and William both knew that secure housing would lead to secure employment, and vice versa. William just needed a little bit of additional support.
William had a lot of anxiety around work; his unemployment over the past 10 years had left him feeling defeated. Jaime offered Wellness Services to William, and while he thought the program was a fantastic idea, he declined to engage, advising that “the support received from Jaime was enough to rapidly improve self-esteem and state of mind”.
Jaime says, “I got to witness William’s optimism increase in a very brief timeframe, and for me personally, these are the cases that make me the proudest of the work we do.”
William was a client of Jaime’s for only one month before commencing full-time employment as a Machine Operator in Picton, NSW. “Watching William’s mental transformation as he commenced this position was the most fulfilling aspect.”
William said, “atWork Australia have helped me in ways I didn’t think were possible. I wouldn’t have a job right now without them.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients, like William, expand their skills, qualifications or provide non-vocational support, 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.