Finding the right job that will work for you

Taking what they knew about Woody, Koomarri's job development team found Woody a work placement in a local business, The Farrside Café.

Taking what they knew about Woody, Koomarri's job development team found Woody a work placement in a local business, The Farrside Café.

Everyone has the capacity to work, given the right supports.

This philosophy underpins Koomarri's approach to finding employment for people with a disability.

They provide support across a diverse range of business, training, community and residential initiatives.

"Woody's journey illustrates our approach and the steps we take to ensure we don't just find you a job, we find the job that works for you," a spokesperson from Koomarri said.

"When Woody approached Koomarri, he had participated in a few work experiences but hadn't found the right fit yet.

"Through the Discovery process, our career coaches interviewed Woody and the people who know him best to find out more about his unique skills and interests.

"We discovered that Woody is creative, social and a team player who likes to take tasks slowly but aims for quality every time."

When he was younger Woody had dreams of being a chef, however he changed his mind about this career path as he thought the work was too fast-paced.

Discovering a person's interests is only the first part of the puzzle.

To complete the picture, the staff at Koomarri also needed to find the right employer.

"Taking what we knew about Woody, our job development team found a work placement in a local business, The Farrside Café," the Koomarri spokesperson said.

The staff were incredibly supportive and Woody is now working in a paid position as their preparation cook.

He works in a small team and has the time and space to perform his tasks to the high quality he expects of himself.

Koomarri's aim is to support people who live with a disability to achieve their life goals, dreams and aspirations.

They support hundreds of people and their families across a diverse range of business, training, community and residential initiatives.

Koomarri has remained true to their vision and area of expertise throughout decades of service in the ACT and southern NSW and this commitment underpins every service they provide.

Please call 6280 6143, visit koomarri.com.au or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @koomarri.

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