About three and half years ago, after being self-employed for many years, I decided that I was fed up with what I was doing and chasing money owed to me. So I made myself unemployed and after a few visits to a job agency the opportunity came up to start a Cert III in Disability through the Pathways Program which was supported by Nexus and another organisation. When it came to the work experience part of the program, Nexus gave me the opportunity to do so in one of their group homes.
Soon after this was complete I was employed by Nexus as a Casual Disability Support Worker Level 2 and after six months I gained a permanent Level 2 position.
After another seven months I was given the opportunity to work as a temporary Level 3 Key Worker position which in the last few months has been made permanent.
The Disability Sector offers so many opportunities and if I can relearn and commence a new career at 51 years of age anyone can. It’s wonderful!
Level 3 Key Worker (DSD 3)
Moonah , Hobart