Case studies

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Disability

I came to Community First for assistance to find employment after having recovered from surgery on my shoulder. I was after a position that offered light duties while I recovered and my previous experience had been in driving so I already had my HR licence.

Nothing was coming up that would offer lighter duties, so my DES (Disability Employment Services) Consultant at Community First, supported me to complete Certificate II in Warehousing Operations. Alongside this I attended a two day practical training course and obtained my forklift ticket.

Community First has been great, assisting me to obtain further skills and training to move towards my goals of re-entering the workforce and I am pleased with the staff I currently am working with. I am being treated as a person not a number and without Community First, I would not have thought of going for my forklift and the added bonus of getting a certificate on top of this.