Over the coming weeks we will be sharing some good news stories from all our offices across the Coast. Today’s story is from the Clarence and features Janice, one of our awesome clients.
Janice is a 59 year old Jobseeker who commenced with Key Employment over 5 years ago.
Prior to commencing with Key, Janice worked as a commercial cleaner for 11 years where she obtained a back injury thus unable to continue within that role.
After endless, unsuccessful job applications Janice decided that she would like to upskill herself. Janice and I reviewed the local job market which showed a high need for support workers within the Grafton area. After giving this some consideration Janice decided she would like undertake the Certificate III in Individual Support/Aged Care course, which was run at CHS Training.
Janice did exceptionally well within the course and Key assisted her in obtaining her First Aid Certificate. In July 2018, Janice was offered the role as Support Worker.
Janice now undertakes a minimum 30 hours per week and often is asked to work additional shifts. Given that Janice is a yes person, she often finds it difficult to decline extra shifts offered. To this day, we continue to have discussions on fatigue management and the importance for Janice to look after herself and I remind her that its ok to decline extra shifts offered should she feel too fatigued.
Janice advised during her last appt that she is so thrilled to have savings behind her and the feeling which comes with being financially stable and independent. Life is good.
“Since I have been out of school and became a student at Key Training I have become a happier person and no longer have to put up with bullying. Key Training is amazing.”
“I like KAPOW cause the trainers are bloody great and helpful. Looking forward to getting a job.”
“I like KAPOW a lot because it’s good to learn new things and gain knowledge. It’s also good because you make friends with the trainers and other kids.”
“I found the course to be interesting and have learnt a lot about animals. It has pointed me in the direction of my future which is looking brighter. I met new friends and highly enjoyed the trips we went on. I also loved the teacher; she is beautiful.”
“Key contact me or the boss regularly and make sure I don’t need anything to maintain my job.”