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
Working with local businesses to find job seekers with meaningful employment is a rewarding role as we can strengthen ties between members and organisations in the community. We endeavour to create a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship between all parties so that our job seekers can find fulfilling work and our employers tap into a […]
Richard started with the AimBig Employment Inverell Office not long ago and has completed a Certificate III in Warehousing Operations. In the initial consultations with his Job Coach, Therese Astridge, she spent time with him getting to truly understand him and his situation and ascertaining what jobs he wanted to do. Out of that […]
Across the nation for AimBig Employment, our specialised teams are focused on building mutually beneficial, lasting relationships between employers and job seekers. An employer that we have seen a successful partnership with is Top End Consulting, a leading provider of recruitment and labour hire throughout the Northern Territory and North Queensland. Top End Consulting took […]