Good News Stories


"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.

Dimitrios Advises He's "loving" His Job!

Uploaded: 19/11/2019
“The team at Status have successfully found us another candidate. Dimitrios has jumped into his role at Industrial Gaskets and is now a great member of the IG team.” - Michelle Wolanin (Employer)

Dimitrios came to Status in early 2019 having transferred from another provider because he felt he was not getting the assistance he needed to help him find work.

Jonathon and Rudy from the Status Torrensville team assisted Dimitrios by helping him identify suitable employment opportunities. Dimitrios was very pro-active in looking for work, and engaged positively in the support that Status provides. Dimitrios’ attended weekly Job Clubs and the Status Ready to Work program where he was given training and a tablet to assist him in his job search.

Rudy then gained Dimitrios an interview with Industrial Gaskets and he was successful in gaining the role. Dimitrios still maintains communication with our Status Torrensville team and advises he’s “loving” his job and is appreciative of the assistance and support we continue to provide him to ensure that everything goes well for him at work.