Determining an individual’s talents and skills is a core strategy to give people with disability, like Brette and John, the opportunity to return to work.
Brette is blessed with exceptional people skills from her former career as a massage therapist. Unfortunately her career ended due to carpal tunnel syndrome in her hands.
Sarina Russo Job Access encouraged Brette to undertake a Certificate II in Community Services with the aim of preparing her for a new career in age care, childcare or youth work.
Former self-employed builder James suffered multiple back injuries. At 55 he thought getting a job was “never going to happen”. He wanted to maintain his links to the construction or building industries. It was recommended he study a Certificate in Retail to learn the latest sales techniques and computer skills to prepare him for a job at his local Bunnings or paint shop.
Individual job plans for Brette and James has enabled Sarina Russo Job Access to
- Identify their skills and abilities
- Gives them access to specialist services and vocational training;
- Organise work experience or paid work trials; and
- Support any necessary workplace modifications.