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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.

Darren Is Happy In His New Position!

Uploaded: 18/06/2019
Darren - “Status helped me to learn and secured me a position I am happy in!”

Darren began working with Status Disability Employment Services in November 2018 as a mature aged participant, and has been an active attendant at our weekly job clubs to develop his job search techniques.

Darren’s Employment team, including his Employment Consultant, a Business Relationship Consultant, and Site Manager worked hard with Darren to find suitable employment, and when an excellent opportunity was secured Darren’s Employment consultant assisted him to prepare for his interview and attended the interview with him.

Darren impressed the potential employer so much that he was offered the role, and is now extremely happy to be working for Quake Property Services WA.