Grant celebrates his one year anniversary back at work
Being surrounded by positivity, friendship and the feeling of satisfaction are just some of the things Grant loves about working.
Grant has had a varied career; this has included working for the Australian Protection Services, as an orderly in a hospital and as a crowd control officer.
“I love working,” said Grant. “I am reliable and trustworthy, and I really wanted a job again.”
When it was the right time for him to return to the workforce, his mum and dad and his support worker, Frances, assisted him to put together his resume. Grant then prepared himself for his next challenge.
“It is just so wonderful that he is now celebrating his first year back. I am so proud of him as he was so committed throughout the whole job hunting process which can often be daunting,” said Frances.
“We worked with a job consultant specialising in the disability sector who was really helpful. He assisted us to update his resume and then to approach businesses to see if they needed anyone.
“I remember Grant’s dad, Ken, offered him great encouragement at the time, telling him he needed to “keep on keeping on” and “pound the pavement” if he really wanted to be successful in his search for work,” said Frances.
Grant is very happy with his life. He lives independently in his shared home, attends his church every week, and participates in fun activities like sailing, and of course, his job.
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
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