We all love a good news story and Bradley, a new C2A supported employee, is well on the way to writing his very own.
Bradley, who came to C2A in our Disability Employment Service (DES) program from a Centrelink referral and loves to work outdoors, has gained himself supported employment. After meeting with his C2A DES employment consultant, Amanda Clifford, it was suggested to Brad that he work two days a week at our Connecting2Business site in Seaford with the grounds maintenance crew.
Additionally, Amanda is also looking to enrol Brad at Chisholm to do a Certificate III in Horticulture for three days a week. Brad loves learning new skills, meeting new people at work and being outside and his goals are to be more financially independent and gain new skills and qualifications.
So how did we help? C2A supported Brad with the process of applying for NDIS funding, employed him in our Seaford work crew, helped him get the appropriate work clothes and have provided post placement support since he began working.
“This is my first real job and I feel so incredibly supported” said Bradley. “Before C2A I didn’t really know how to make my dream come true but now I feel I have a great chance to create a career I’ll love”.