Getting my confidence back - Jacinta's Story

Jacinta smiling at the cameraWhen Jacinta came to Ability Links she had lost her confidence. She was being bullied at work because of her disability.

Jacinta and her Linker discussed options for looking for a new job and a workplace that better appreciated her skills. While Jacinta was still very reluctant at first, her Linker reassured her that not all workplaces are the same.

Jacinta and her Linker first set about updating her resume and talked to Sureway, a local employment and training agency, about funding a traineeship. Surway spoke with Jacinta and told her she was eligible for both and that there was a job at a local caravan park for a trainee cleaner.

Jacinta was worried about applying as she had never had cleaning experience, however, her Linker reassured her that it was a traineeship and they expected they would have to train someone.

Jacinta decided to apply and got the job.

Jacinta says she is very happy with her new job and the extra support she receives through her traineeship. Jacinta says she is now able to work at her own pace with no one looking over her shoulder.