Spencer’s ideal role was waiting
Disability Employment Services (DES) participant Spencer was extremely shy when he commenced with Sureway Modbury early 2020.
Whilst Spencer held a qualification in Horticulture, he was unsure what he wanted to do in his career. Despite this, Employment Consultant Lucia saw how keen Spencer was to be in work.
Lucia assisted him to obtain his White Card, Police Clearance and South Australian DCSI for General Employment Probity to ensure he was prepared for work as soon as the right opportunity arose. Together they worked on career options and discussed types of roles in which he could apply his horticulture knowledge.
With Spencer ready to take the next step, Lucia approached various local gardening services around the Salisbury, Modbury & Golden Grove areas in SA to enquire about available positions.
Spencer found success with Platinum Gardens who offered him a role. Sureway were able to assist him with startup PPE and uniforms. Lucia stays in touch with Spencer for post-placement support to ensure he achieves long-term success.
“Since Spencer has been in employment, he has grown in confidence within himself and I can see great progress in his ability to communicate with his boss and colleagues.” Said Lucia.
“Spencer’s journey has shown how someone can overcome their barriers when they have the right support from the people around them.”
Now, over 6 months on, Spencer thoroughly enjoys his job with Platinum Gardens and Lucia says that he is visibly proud of his work when he talks about the projects he works on. His highlights have installing pond for a Child Care Centre and establishing a playground.
Spencer now receives Ongoing Support from his Sureway team so that he can continue to be successful in his role and we look forward to following Spencer’s employment journey into the future.
Do you have a disability, injury or illness and need help to identify a career path? Get in touch with us on 1300 SUREWAY (1300 787 392) or [email protected] to find out how we can help.