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Daniel is an absolute burst of enthusiasm and positivity. He is always on the go and has a passion for wheelchair rugby. With the encouragement of his sister, Daniel decided to pursue work opportunities that would allow him to use his skills and abilities.
He was connected with Ability Options and was referred to their Disability Employment Services service. The Employment Liaison Consultants worked with Daniel to identify and explore his goals and career ambitions.
When Daniel attended the Blacktown Ability Options office and completed computer skills tests, it was soon evident that he had a great level of accuracy. The level of accuracy and attention to detail led him and his Employment Advisor to consider data entry and admin roles.
Daniel interviewed for a position with Hollard Insurance. Daniel performed strongly during the interview and impressed the employer with his organisational abilities, computer skills, but mostly his positive attitude.
Whilst the initial position he applied for was not the right fit for his skills, the employer considered Daniel for a Data Entry and Administration position that arose within the company.
Daniel wanted to take on the opportunity and be an inspiration to others.
Hollard Insurance was very flexible around making the office more accessible for people using wheelchairs. Through Job Access, Ability Options managed the modifications made to the building. The changes included two automated entry doors, an automated door for the bathrooms and an automated and a height adjustable desk. Now the workplace is very accessible with Daniel being able to go in and out through the automated doors and also adjust his desk accordingly.
His role is central to ensuring that the customer records are accurate on their database for their call centre teams, so Daniel ensures great attention to detail in monitoring and updating the information on the database and also assisting with other ad-hoc tasks that arise such as mail sorting and administration.
Daniel really believes that a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and apply yourself goes a long way. The team at Ability Options are so thrilled to see Daniel succeeding in so many areas of his job and creating more and more opportunities for himself.
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