One of a Kind - Nathaniel
Meet Nathaniel! All his mates call him Nate, and he has quite a few new mates at One of a Kind's Sustainability Centre in Tamworth.
Nate has been supported by Joblink Plus in Tamworth in his job search, and his consultant Meghan thought participating in Work for the Dole with One of a Kind would suit him. While at the Sustainability Centre, Nate impressed his supervisor Malcolm with great work and initiative. Nate embraced Work for the Dole as an opportunity, and it really paid off when a permanent position as Delivery Assistant became available.
One of a Kind shop manager Lynda (pictured on right), said "We noticed Nathaniel's great work ethic and positive initiative when he was doing Work for the Dole at the Sustainability Centre. When we were hiring for someone to assist with pickups and deliveries we knew that he would be perfect for the job. He has now been working for us for a couple of months and is doing a great job!"
Nathaniel is over the moon with his transition into permanent employment saying, "The people are good, I've increased my fitness, overall well-being and I'm really enjoying it. Work for the Dole gave me a reason to get up each morning and helped me make connections which got me into permanent work. With a bit of initiative and a positive attitude, going to work every day has really made a difference to my life."
Below are some examples of the great work which participants just like Nathaniel have been constructing out of recycled materials at the Sustainability Centre.
If you're a community organisation who would benefit from someone like Nate on your team, call Joblink Plus on 1800 695 625.