AimBig Employment Success Story | Tristan
With his limited education and bipolar diagnosis, Tristan didn’t believe an employer would even consider him for a job.
Getting into training
When Tristan first spoke to his AimBig consultant, Kriztle, it was clear he had a real interest in looking after people. And when she suggested training towards a job in aged care, Tristan asked if he could start that day.
Overcoming negative self-perception
Because of the mania that manifested with his bipolar disorder, Tristan wasn’t confident training would lead to a job. So Kriztle worked with Tristan to help him understand how his own mental health challenges could be beneficial to an employer. She explained that dealing with elderly residents who are frail and often living with dementia means not everyone is suited to that environment. As someone who really understood what it’s like to be vulnerable, he would bring understanding and empathy, something employers love.
Now working and studying
With his course underway, Kriztle got to work in helping him find a placement. After interviewing about a possible placement, Challenger Services were so impressed with Tristan they asked him to start a paid work trial as a cleaner. Tristan is still completing his course while working part-time as a cleaner.
“Everything seems to be falling in to place, with the birth of my youngest I knew it was time to make changes to become better for my family.” – Tristan.
AimBig Employment for 20 years has helped people like you around Australia to gain and maintain meaningful employment
If you have a health condition that interferes with your ability to find or keep a job, you may be eligible for employment support from Centrelink. Disability Employment Services (DES) is the Australian Government’s employment service that helps people with disability, injury or health condition join the workforce. Some of the services offered by DES providers include career advice, interview skills, resume development, on-the-job training, and ongoing support at work.
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There is no doubt that 2020 has been a stressful time for many of our clients and their families. It can be challenging to find employment in the current climate with increased restrictions and uncertainty. However, it is imperative to know that despite Coronavirus (COVID-19), AimBig Employment continues to help people with disability to secure jobs.