Securing a job the Sureway

16/10/2018 Posted by admin

ON THE RIGHT PATH: Sureway Wagga case manager Rod Nicoll and business development leader Juliana Skeels are assisting Emily Bartley to get a job. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
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EMILY Bartley wants the chance to show employers she is committed, conscientious and a fantastic employee.

Desperate to get a job, Ms Bartley will take any role she can in the retail sector.

Her Sureway case manager Rod Nicoll said employers need to look beyond disabilities and focus on abilities.

Ms Bartley, who has a learning disability, said as long as she is taught things slowly and clearly, she will be able to perform the task to a high standard.

“I’m a quick learner,” Ms Bartley said.

“I’m proactive and I like working as a team.”

For Ms Bartley having a job would bring her much more than a pay packet.

“It would make me happier, I’d have a brighter life and (it would make me) feel I can give something to people,” Ms Bartley said.

Sureway business development manager Juliana Skeels is travelling around the country promoting the support Sureway can provide employers of people with disabilities.

“(Some) employers seem so scared of the disability, we can provide assistance support and awareness training,” Ms Skeels said.

In one case, Sureway provided an employer with fully subsidised disabled toilets.

“We’re here to empower people and we want them to come into the community and workforce and get off a pension,” Ms Skeels said.

Ms Bartley has a certificate in the early childhood sector and has three years experience in a café.

“I’m very conscientious, I’m very enthusiastic,” Ms Bartley said.

“I just want myself and other who have a disability to be given a chance.”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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