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Daisy reached out to Ability Options seeking an opportunity for work experience as she wanted to find out what career path she would like to take. During goal setting with an Employment Consultant, Daisy said she would like to gain greater independence and expand her skills and abilities. She identified that she may enjoy childcare as she would like to work with children and help the community.
Our WorkReady Consultants assisted Daisy to find a suitable employer to complete a work experience placement so Daisy could try the job. Wyong Preschool Kindergarten were more than welcoming to her and Daisy was given the opportunity to work alongside children and assist and support them in their daily needs and activities. The WorkReady Consultants supported Daisy with travel training to get to and from her work experience to build her capacity for independent travel.
Daisy was very excited about the opportunity, but also a little nervous. When she walked in, Daisy was amazed at how big the centre was and that there were so many children there, almost 60 children aged from three to six years old. It was very busy, but Daisy eased into it.
“I enjoyed playing with the kids, pushing them on the swings and teaching them how to wait their turn patiently.”
The children also responded well to Daisy and they all wanted to show her around.
Daisy achieved several learning outcomes during her work placement. She also had fun preparing creative activities for the children and helping with the arts and crafts and enjoyed watching the children rehearse their end of year concert performance.
At completion of the work experience, Daisy felt she gained valuable insight into her what her employment goal may be. Her highlight was being able to “teach the children to wait their turn patiently!”
As Daisy is still exploring her career options, she would also like to try work placement in a retail setting and also within the hospitality industry. WorkReady are currently looking for different work placement for Daisy to broaden her skills set and increase capacity.
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