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Before I started at Leura Garage, I was moving through jobs and I didn’t hold a job for very long due to having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and had built up lots of barriers that stopped me from doing things. I was undertaking counselling and it was through this support that I got to a point in my life where I wanted to make a change and Ability Options helped me secure the job at Leura Garage.
Since working I’m definitely much more confident. Social situations were very stressful for me and I can see I have improved greatly in those situations. I am better with customers, I don’t doubt myself self as much and when it comes to something new, I am right onto it and happy to give it a go. It’s helped me get my life on track, working here.
I’ve now obtained my Certificate III in hospitality. I have done my barista training, my RSA and picked up extra jobs in the café.
Ability Options really helped me get through my first six months of work, they would call by to see if I was going ok and I always felt really supported.
At Leura Garage you work hard, and you get rewarded. My boss James, told me I am a shining star around here, which makes me feel great. I’ve pushed through and tried very hard to work on myself and it’s been a great journey. I feel so much more in control of my disability.
Working has provided me with more than just a job, I’m living by myself now, I have more freedom to do what I want, when I want.
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