Good News Stories


Two Years On The Job And Still Going Strong!

Uploaded: 02/08/2021
Over two years ago we shared Betty’s success in finding a job that fit with her passions for cooking and caring with the support of the Disability Employment Services (DES) team in WA. This month we were able to share a Birthday celebration with Betty at one of her regular appointments where she receives ongoing employment support.

In the past two years Betty has been able to move onwards and upwards in her career with the support of her DES Employment Support Consultant, who provides ongoing personalised and structured assistance. With our support Betty has blossomed within her role; which has expanded as her confidence and skills increased.

As Betty put it “You’re the light in my life, and without your support I would not be where I am today. Thank you for always being there for me.” It was fantastic to be able to share this special day with Betty, and we can’t wait to share in her achievements in the future.

"Age Is No Barrier To Fulfilling Work"

Uploaded: 07/02/2020
Lesley commenced with Status Marion on the 23rd July 2019. We quickly realised that Lesley would be a great candidate for Social Support work given her background in Nursing.

Over the coming weeks the EC assisted Lesley in gaining her National Police Check, First Aid and the DCSI Aged Care clearance. With the help of the Business Development Consultant Lesley was booked to have an interview with Komplete Care on the 31st October 2019 and she commenced work with them in November 2019.

Status assisted with work clothes and fuel vouchers initially to allow Lesley the opportunity of a good start in the position.
Lesley emailed the EC to say “I am really enjoying my work NO STRESS, I’m coping extremely well, I have lots of work. It really suits me at this time in my life”.

Lesley turned 65 in July 2019 and her returning to work shows that age was not a barrier for her to achieve this goal. Lesley had also not worked in a paid job since 2017.

'Renae Finds Her Confidence!'

Uploaded: 29/11/2019
Renae came to Status having battled mental illness for a number of years and was struggling to find work due to low confidence and self-belief. The Status Disability Employment Support team at Noarlunga worked with Renae in individual sessions as well as through Job Clubs to increase her confidence, employability skills and assist to manage her barriers, improving her ability to find sustainable work.

Our Business Development Consultant Rudy worked with Renae to introduce her to multiple employers, including Millennium Hi Tech where she gained employment as a cleaner. Renae has now been in this role for six months, and after commencing at 15 hours per week Renae has increased her work capacity to 30 hours per week through the ongoing mentoring and support assistance from the Noarlunga team.

We wish Renae well as she continues to grow and see the benefits of all the hard work she has put in for herself and her career.