Following major spinal surgery to treat her scoliosis Maegan needed some assistance with her healing and pain management. After many attempts applying for work, she wasn’t finding the success she’d hoped for.
That’s when she reached out to APM and found the CROWNability program.
Louis lives with epilepsy and a learning disability and had struggled to find work he was passionate about.
When it came to applying for jobs, he experienced a series of knockbacks which lowered his confidence.
Then he met the team at APM.
It may not have been easy, but experiencing depression and anxiety would eventually put Ashley on a whole new career path.
With support from the Disability Employment Services program by APM and the CROWNability program, she’s forging her career path with confidence and pride.
'Am I worth it? Can I do it? Why do I keep getting knocked back?' As Kristie tried to break out of unemployment, these questions regularly played on her mind.
When she reached out to APM for help in finding work, she had a support network of people ready to see her succeed.
29-year-old Alex is one of the most affable and enthusiastic support workers you’ll come across.
His lived experience with autism makes him a great fit for his job, but it wasn’t that long ago he struggled to believe he would ever find work.
Born with a cleft palate, which impacts her verbal communication, Tammy had difficulty speaking with prospective employers, and didn’t get a chance to show her skills for roles being offered.
Having seen her nephew work with APM Employment Services and get placed into his dream job, Tammy knew they could help.
After moving from Queensland to Western Australia, he was uncertain about his goals for his career and how he could achieve them.
Wanting to ‘find his feet’, Nicholas sought out APM Employment Services to help him find more sustainable employment.
Jessica lives with anxiety and Cerebral Palsy, a lifelong disorder which primarily affects movement – the symptoms of which vary greatly from person to person.
For years, hearing ‘no’ was a regular happening for Jessica when she looked for work.
Then she found APM Disability Employment Services.
It wasn’t so long ago that Brian was a job seeker struggling to find work with multiple barriers impacting his employability.
Today, he is supporting and mentoring other Indigenous job seekers to overcome their own challenges in life and to find the employment they need.
Despite being confident in her strong work ethic, Mel, felt multiple barriers would prevent her from finding a meaningful job.
Through the jobactive program with APM Employment Services, and the support of the Matera Foundation, that Mel saw her work ethic rewarded.
Like any job seeker, Shannon came up against several barriers to employment.
But when he joined APM he was able to find a job he loves and an employer who supported him to become a popular member of the team.
Leonie felt invisible when she kept getting overlooked because of her disability. After injuring her neck and damaging nerves in her right leg, she wanted to work again.
When Leonie came to APM, her Employment Consultant knew her lived and professional experiences would make Leonie an asset to All-U-Need Pest Control.
Facing the world of work is daunting for anyone when they finish school and look for their first job.
For Jarryd, and thousands of other young Australians every year, this next step in his life was made even more challenging due to his autism.
Eight years ago, an accident at work in a hospital crushed her left hand, resulting in lasting damage and restricted use of her hand.
In the years that followed, Sharon struggled to find another job where employers would give her a chance.
Then she met the team at APM.
Finding an employer who could see past his Tourette's was a real challenge for Joseph.
But with APM's help, Joseph was able to find the workplace where he would be a valuable and popular member of the team and get the support he needed to maintain his employment.
Chanay was 16 when she discovered the hearing bones inside her ears were being eaten away by a disease.
Like anyone, the loss of hearing and medical procedures that followed took their toll on the teenager.
Then Chanay came to APM Employment Services...
Patrick, 43, had never had to search for work until after he became a quadriplegic and lost all function in his body from his neck down.
It has been 13 years since he broke his neck after falling from a rope swing into a river during a hot summer’s day off work with mates.
“I drowned at the scene. I was clinically dead a few times,” he said.
When a devastating back injury left him unable to work, Jeff soon lost his home, his relationship with his partner and found himself struggling with depression.
But no matter how difficult life got, the 64-year-old former labourer was determined to find work and move forward.
Emma knew she would need a flexible employer and a role that would help her continue to manage her health conditions.
Living with a kidney disease alongside anxiety and depression, Emma was eager to find something worth getting out of bed every morning for and something to give her purpose.
Then Emma met the team at APM.
Pat has a job that makes him feel like a superstar.
As a lively, friendly face in the cafe at the Warragul Country Club, Pat is a popular member of the team.
With his enthusiasm and positive approach to his job, it's clear Pat isn't going to let the challenge of living with an intellectual disability stop him from working.
Maddy knows something about overcoming a challenge.
Growing up with cerebral palsy, an intellectual disability and epilepsy wasn’t easy.
But when it came to finding a job Maddy and her parents thought they wouldn’t find many opportunities. Then Maddy joined APM.
Held back by depression and anxiety, Dan struggled to find work.
Then he joined APM, and everything started to change.
Diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy, Caley knows all about the challenges of find work he can perform and that he enjoys.
As a popular member of staff in the Woolworths produce department, Caley says starting his job has got him over his biggest hurdle.
When Tansy was just three weeks old, a stroke damaged the left hemisphere of her brain.
Unfortunately to some employers, Tansy was only useful as long as their six month subsidy for hiring a person with disability lasted.
Then Tansy joined APM…