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Larry was seeking job opportunities that would be suitable for his strengths, abilities and interests.
Larry worked with our Ability Options Job Support Consultant to identify appropriate and supportive workplaces. During these coaching sessions, we identified some of Larry’s strengths in particular around his attention to detail, so we sought jobs that would work to his strengths.
Larry had previously been doing work experience with Busways through a Transition To Work program and he did such a great job during work experience that they wanted to offer him a permanent part time role assisting in the Control room for Busways Blacktown.
He was very enthusiastic about the opportunity and worked at Blacktown Depot for two years, working one day a week and was awarded Employee of the Year.
Larry requested a transfer to the Penrith Depot and he now assists in the Control Room at Penrith changing buses in Shifts & Rosters and allocating buses to drivers. His days of employment increased from one day to two days a week. After approximately six months an additional job was allocated to Larry, folding and handing out payslips to drivers. Last year, approximately Larry became a Permanent Part-Time employee at Busways, and this year, Larry was given an additional duty. Larry is now checking driver’s overtime slips on top of all his current duties.
The Ability Options Job Support Consultant continues to work with Larry and provide informal coaching, job support and strategies to support him to further improve his skills in the workplace.
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