Simon’s Inspiring Journey to Finding Purpose and Connection through Employment with WDEA Works DES in Mount Gambier
WDEA Works celebrates the heart-warming success story of Simon and his employment journey at Red Rooster Mt Gambier
WDEA Works Mount Gambier invites you to join us in celebrating the remarkable journey of Simon, a determined individual who discovered purpose and connection through employment at Red Rooster. Despite facing the challenges of joining WDEA Works at the start of the pandemic in February 2020, Simon was unwavering in his quest to find a role that would bring him a sense of purpose and allow him to connect with others.
Guided by the unwavering support of Team Leader (TL) Jenny Brown, Simon overcame the obstacles presented by the pandemic and secured a position that perfectly suited his needs. Simon’s perseverance and Jenny’s guidance led him to the ideal employer and work environment that aligned with his unique aspirations.
As a participant in WDEA Works’ esteemed Disability Employment Services (DES) program, Simon thrives on social interactions and enjoys engaging with others. It was essential for him to find a role that involved repetitive tasks and provided opportunities for gradual skill development. Collaborating closely with Simon and his NDIS carer, Jenny identified a fitting position at Red Rooster Mount Gambier that offered the necessary support for Simon’s success.
A specialised role was created for Simon at Red Rooster, where he contributes by setting up and cleaning the restaurant four days a week for two hours each day. This opportunity proved to be a perfect fit for Simon, who quickly adapted and blossomed into an independent worker. He has made a significant impact in supporting the restaurant staff and has even acquired the skills to assemble meal boxes.
Simon’s journey to employment stands as a testament to his resilience and unwavering determination to achieve his goals. With the steadfast support of WDEA Works, Simon discovered a job that provides him with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. He now works eight hours a week over four mornings, relishing the opportunity to step out of his house and engage with his role.
Reflecting on his experience at Red Rooster, Simon shared, “I feel more confident in my role, and I enjoy talking to the regular staff.”
At WDEA Works, we take immense pride in supporting individuals like Simon on their path to employment success. We eagerly anticipate Simon’s continued growth and success at Red Rooster Mount Gambier. His story serves as a poignant reminder that, with the right support and unwavering determination, anyone can achieve their goals and find fulfillment.
To learn more about WDEA Works’ Disability Employment Services in Mount Gambier and how we can assist job seekers like Simon, please contact our dedicated team today! We are here to provide unwavering support throughout your journey towards meaningful employment. Mt Gambier enquiry.