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Good News Stories
Matthew Has Finally Found The Right Job!
After four years of hard work Matthew has finally found a role and employer that is right for him!
A former regular in the Status offices Matthew has worked hard to overcome the chronic anxiety and pain that impacted his ability to find employment. Matthew attended regular appointments with his Employment Consultant as well as countless job club sessions and upskilling programs to prepare for his return to employment, and when Industry Specialist Consultant Rudy introduced him to his new employer Direct Truss & Timber he knew this was the right place to get back into the workforce.
Through our regular Post Placement Support appointments we have been able support Matthew over the last 5 months as he settled back into the workforce, assisting him to purchase necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and providing guidance to help with the transition. We look forward to continuing to work with Matthew through our Ongoing Support program, and observe him continue along his journey to gain financial stability for himself and others.
If you, or someone you know, are living with a disability or medical condition that impacts your ability to find work check your eligibility for Status Disability Employment Services at status.net.au/disability/registration-eligibility
Two Years On The Job And Still Going Strong!
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"
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.