Having a meaningful job impacts multiple aspects of an individuals wellbeing. It can provide them with healthy self-esteem, enough money to live on, and a sense of purpose and belonging. Our Employment Team supports participants into fulfilling employment pathways.
Reimagining Purpose Through Employment
In February 2023, Occupational Therapist, Jessica Milne met with a participant who expressed a simple but profound goal — to find meaning in life. His past employment history was hindered by his mental health challenges, causing increased anxiety, frustration, and withdrawal. He expressed a need for support in motivation, initiating and planning tasks and self-management.
In collaboration with the participant and their support people, Jessica was able to attain information that informed a Functional Capacity Report, advocating for funding to engage employment services for job skills training. The NDIA recognised the value of this service and added funding to the participants plan. By July 2023, the participant was working two days a week with a community-based supported employment organisation, showing significant improvements in his functional status.
The participants journey continues with Jessica’s ongoing support to improve social skills, build confidence, develop meaningful relationships and budgeting skills. The participant now has meaning in life and is motivated to embrace each day with enthusiasm.
Talk to us
If you would like further information on our Employment Support services, please contact our friendly Concierge team on 1800 238 958 or complete the request contact form and we will contact you at a time that suits you best.