Lucia's confidence is an asset
Lucia was identified as our 'job-seeker of the month' because of her motivation to work. Lucia is a 24 year old with an intellectual disability and was eligible for a productivity-based wage under the Supported Wage System.
Lucia has now been successful in securing employment with Foodland at Woodcroft. She performs a range of tasks including stock rotation, checking barcodes, date ordering and sequencing, and general cleaning. She focuses on giving reliable, friendly customer service. Her employers are very happy with her work and have found the Supported Wage System a good method of employing a person who would find it difficult to achieve full productive levels due to their disability. An independent assessor determines productivity level and the employer pays accordingly.
She has proved to be a diligent worker and has built a rapport with the regular customers. She is always ready to help customers find products and provide information on the latest specials. Lucia is supported on the job by Personnel Employment.
Personnel Employment provides on-the-job support to assist employees with a disability to gain and maintain work skills. They can also assist employers with access to available incentives and training for their new employees with disabilities.
With the continued support of Personnel Employment Lucia is continuing to develop skills and improve her productivity.
Lucia enjoys her job. Since starting work Lucia's confidence and independence have both increased. She is a willing and able worker who is proving to be a great asset to her employer.
Lucia has taken positive steps in her new role.
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