Good News Stories

Benjamin Is Happy In His New Position!

Uploaded: 17/09/2019
“Status helped me to learn and secured me a position I am happy in!" - Benjamin

Benjamin approached Status in 2018 uncertain of his career path due to pre-existing medical issues. Working pro-actively with his Employment Consultants, Benjamin was able to update his resume and cover letter, and learn reverse marketing skills to contact employers.

Status also assisted Benjamin to access programs such as Dress-to-Impress, and the Status’ Ready-to-Work and Job Club, helping to boost his self-confidence, and identify strategies and techniques that he incorporated into his job seeking and interviewing processes.

In March 2019, Benjamin found work as a self-employed delivery driver and has not looked back since! Throughout his employment he has maintained communication with the DES team at Elizabeth, and is now assisting other jobseekers to find work with his employer.

Pictured below: Patrick Javier, Employment Support Consultant, left, with Benjamin, right, holding the tablet he received from Status to assist with his job search on completion of the Ready-to-Work Program.

Status Supports Disability Awards In WA

Uploaded: 18/06/2019
On the 11th May, the National Disability Service in partnership with the Department of Communities hosted the WA Disability Support Awards 2019 at the Crown Perth.
Status attended the award night as part of “Team Andrew”, having received a nomination for the Excellence in Improving Employment Opportunities Award for the work we are currently undertaking to support Andrew in achieving his employment goals alongside Down Syndrome Western Australia and HBF. This award recognizes a person or team who have made a significant contribution to improving employment outcomes for a person with a disability.

Andrew, with support from Status, is currently undertaking his Certificate II in Customer Services with HBF, with a view to gaining future employment in this field. Status provides Andrew with weekly support to ensure that he is able to complete his certificate and move into employment.

With over 1000 nominations across 7 awards, the winners were announced to a crowd of 800 disability industry professionals. To be involved in such an event in our first year of operation in Western Australia is a fantastic achievement for the Western Australian Status team, and we look forward to being involved again next year.

“Team Betty Savours Success!”

Uploaded: 18/06/2019
Betty - “Status have helped me so much, especially with understanding technology. The staff are incredibly helpful and they have changed my life – I am so grateful to everyone involved.”

Betty came to Status in 2018 as a mature age client who suffered from anxiety and lack of confidence, with limited IT skills and education also hampering her ability to find suitable employment. To address these barriers Betty was placed into the Status weekly Job Clubs where she quickly became a favourite of the group and regularly provided delicious cakes and other delights to share.

Her consultant then placed her into the Status Ready 2 Work program where she learned further valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing as well as the job market, applying for jobs and preparing for interviews. The program also teaches improved IT skills and Betty learned to use a brand new tablet provided to assist her in her job search. Betty’s Employment Consultant continued to assist her throughout by updating her resume and cover letter and helping her with her job search.

Recognising that baking was a passion for Betty, following the Ready 2 Work Program Status Cannington team, including the Regional and Site Managers, Employment Consultant and Business Relationship Consultant worked intensively with and for Betty to find her employment. They named the group “Team Betty”. Within a week Betty had secured an interview and an offer of employment as a kitchen hand / cook with Alkira Care Services where she is able to use her passion for cooking and caring doing work that she loves.

Status assisted Betty to complete her First Aid and Food Safety Certificates for her new employment and Betty is now loving her new life in the kitchen and receives dedicated Support from her Employment Support Consultant regularly.