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In order to gain more independence and expand her work experience, she started working with EmployAbility, a joint initiative between SSI Ability Links NSW and SSI employment services that offers tailored career pathways for people with disability.

 

Grace Kye is enjoying her new workplace
Ms. Kye is enjoying her new workplace

Ms Kye had previously done work experience as a volunteer at her local church, but she decided she wanted to achieve financial freedom and autonomy. She worked with her EmployAbility employment facilitator to develop her skills.

“Over six months, we worked on personal presentation, job search techniques and completing my working with children check,” said Ms Kye. “I also worked very hard on writing my resume and, once that was done, I started submitting job applications.”

The thoughtful preparation and Ms Kye’s determination enabled her to successfully land a job in an administration support role.

“I manage the reception desk, do filing, scanning and other administration tasks,” said Ms Kye, who is thriving in this role and has already received great feedback from visitors to the office.

Now Ms Kye has the opportunity to work in a team environment where she has daily mentoring from staff and continues to grow in confidence and skill level.

Ms Kye and her family are very happy with her new job and the income that enables her to be more independent and to further develop her skills.

Congratulations on this great achievement!

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