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For job seekers with disabilities, it’s important to find an employer that is open-minded, inclusive and willing to provide an equal opportunity.
When Shoshana joined Ability Options Blacktown, she was studying her Certificate III in Childcare and was looking to find a position that would allow her to complete her studies, gain relevant experience and develop a career.
Ability Options edited Shoshana’s resume and helped her develop interview skills and then began considering relevant job opportunities for her.
Ready 2 Learn Early Childhood Centre had shown interest in working together with Ability Options to provide opportunities for people with a disability across their 4 Sydney locations. As a former Board Member of a disability organisation, their Director, Julie White was familiar with the benefits of employing a person with a disability.
In line with this mission to provide an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education, Ready 2 Learn believed that engaging the children with someone with a disability from an early age would be beneficial for their learning and development and also work towards creating more acceptance and tolerance in our future generations.
Ability Options put forward Shoshana as a potential job candidate for Ready 2 Learn who then offered her a work experience opportunity. Shoshana performed really well during her work experience showed her skills and abilities to be a super star childcare worker. After the Work Experience placement was complete, Ready 2 Learn hired Shoshana as an ongoing Child Care Support Worker while she finishes her certificate in childcare at TAFE.
Shoshana’s goal of completing her TAFE course and working part-time in a child care centre has been achieved. She really enjoys this because she has been able to use her new knowledge and skills in her work.
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