Laura’s dream was to work with children. With support from Rocky Bay’s Employment Services team she has realised her dream, landing a job at Kid’s Corner, a bustling, vibrant hive of activity with a friendly team and supportive manager.
It is hard for anyone to move into a new career without experience and the required qualifications. Once aware of her dream, Laura’s Job Development Consultant arranged for work experience at a school. It gave Laura hands-on experience of working with children, which she loved and was good at.
Encouraged and supported by Rocky Bay, she decided to enrol at TAFE and now has Cert III Education Assistant and Cert III Aged Care qualifications – well done Laura!
Thanks to her initiative and enthusiasm Laura has learned the skills necessary to secure her dream job. She never let her disability get in the way. She has thrived at Kid’s Corner, taking on more responsibilities and extra hours and is rightfully proud of her achievements.
“When Rocky Bay rang to tell me of a job opening at a day care centre I was really excited about the opportunity and couldn’t wait to give it a go. I am really pleased at how independent I have become and I hope others can know the happiness I feel”, said Laura.
“Rocky Bay still check in with me at work to make sure everything is going well. Having that support makes a big difference – thank you Rocky Bay”, she added.
Rocky Bay’s Employment Services team work with you to understand your goals and dreams, offer career advice and support and then work with employers to find the best match. Once you’ve found a job, we continue to provide support as and when you need it.
If you live with any disability or mental health issues and you are looking for employment, call 9349 6617 or 6399 4171 today.