During Disability Action Week 2023, we look at what it means to a person with disability to find meaningful and secure employment. Being able to contribute, earn money and make social connections through work is essential for a person’s overall wellbeing and sense of belonging. Take Kalvin’s story for example!

Life can often take us by surprise and throw us curveballs, but Kalvin is a shining example of never giving up, no matter how circumstances change. Navigating a tough period in his life and coming through the other side, Kalvin’s story is living proof that when one door closes, another one opens. BUSY Ability had previously assisted Kalvin to secure a role as a concierge with RACV Royal Pines Resort. However, he wasn’t getting consistent hours in that position which led him to reengage with BUSY Ability in the hopes of finding more secure work. Expecting his first child, the need to provide for his growing family weighed heavily on Kalvin’s mind.

Throughout this challenging period, Kalvin found support from the Palm Beach BUSY Ability team. They assisted in a multitude of ways, including updating his resume, marketing Kalvin to employers, preparation for job interviews and providing work attire and fuel assistance. When the opportunity to join the Burleigh Bunnings Warehouse team presented itself, both Kalvin and the Palm Beach BUSY Ability team recognised it as a golden opportunity. Kalvin successfully completed his induction and his first few weeks at Burleigh Bunnings Warehouse have been a great success!

Recruitment partner Jessica Allen, reflecting on Kalvin’s journey, remarked, “Kalvin consistently exuded openness, positivity and eagerness to embrace any support we could offer in his pursuit of employment. He is genuinely a wonderful individual.”

In an expression of gratitude, Kalvin shared, “BUSY Ability has consistently offered unwavering support and has been exceptionally helpful whenever I needed assistance.”

Kalvin’s story stands as an example to what determination, support and the right opportunity can achieve. His optimism and unwavering dedication have not only secured him a new job but also illuminated the path to a brighter future for his family. BUSY Ability remains a steadfast source of hope for job seekers like Kalvin, providing the guidance and resources required to surmount obstacles and chase their dreams.

Find out more about BUSY Ability’s employment support for persons living with disability.

Thanks to support from BUSY Ability, Kalvin has now found secure employment to help support his new family.

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