Opening doors for Pat
When Centrelink referred Pat to APM for Disability Employment Services his positive approach to finding a job made a strong impression.
It was clear Pat was eager to find work in which he could shine.
As part of his personalised job plan with APM employment consultant Shelley, Pat was able to build skills and confidence to approach and talk to potential employers.
It was a meeting with Michael at Warragul Country Club where Pat was able to show his friendly and approachable personality.
Michael was so impressed that he created a new role just for Pat which would help the club’s café during their busiest periods.
Support to help Pat succeed
There were a few hurdles at the beginning as Pat sometimes dropped things, but working with his new employer and supported by APM, Pat was able to overcome the challenges.
In particular a special tray with extended sides to make it easier for Pat to carry plates, cups and everything else between the café tables, soon saw Pat make great strides in his work and confidence.
Now he is a popular member of the team. Club members often take time to see him on their regular visits and newcomers are delighted with the warm welcome Pat brings.
Meanwhile, Pat’s employers couldn’t be happier with the progress he’s made in his role and within the team.
Learn more of Pat’s journey with APM