Daniel Thought He’d Never Work Again After His Accident
Following on from his accident and traumatic brain injury, Daniel lost so much confidence he thought he’d never be able to get a job again. He struggled to interact with people and found himself withdrawing from friends and family.
Understanding Daniel’s challenges
After a few sessions with his AimBig consultant, Therese, Daniel started to feel comfortable about sharing how much he was struggling. Therese really understood Daniel’s challenges and initially focussed on building his confidence and people skills through one on one sessions.
Training towards a new career
Therese worked closely with Daniel to understand what type of job he wanted and they explored a range of options and possibilities before deciding on health care. With support from Therese, Daniel enrolled in a Certificate III (Health Services Assistance) course at his local community college, which included 100 hours of work placement as part of the course.
Study pays off
During his placement at McLean Care, Daniel was able to get hands-on experience and a good understanding of what the AIN role involves. He felt confident about applying for a job and with some help from Therese, they prepared his application and put together an interview outfit.
And on 21 October 2019, Daniel started his job as an AIN, complete with uniform and shoes sourced by Therese. The day he got the job, Daniel said, “All my bloody study that I loved has paid off, thanks Therese for all your help “.
Note: Although Daniel’s temporarily unable to work during the COVID-19 pandemic due to a heart condition, he can’t wait to get back.
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.
Job seeking can stressful at the best of times. But in recent months, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has added another layer of complexity. It’s business, but not as we once knew it. It’s business, but not as we once knew it. So how do you proceed from here in such an uncertain time? How do you best position yourself to find secure employment, taking into consideration the “new normal”? Here are some things to consider and some tips to help you navigate through.
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.