Caring for her siblings gave Reeanna a head start in disability course

Last updated: 22/09/2020

Caring for her siblings gave Reeanna a head start in disability course

Thanks to friends recommending IMPACT, Reeanna has completed training and is working her dream job in disability

Reeanna Luxton has always been passionate about helping people with disabilities and now she is bringing her expertise to those who need it.

Thanks to recommendations from friends, Reeanna recently completed the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) at IMPACT Community Services (RTO Code 0115).

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She had been working 14 hours per week at a carwash for five years when she decided it was time for a new career path. Reeanna had already exhausted the possibility of increasing her hours at her previous job and, unable to afford the cost of obtaining a qualification, a friend suggested Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding.

Caring for her siblings gave Reeanna a head start in disability course

Reeanna was excited to embark on a new journey to gain new skills and knowledge but what she couldn’t have imagined was the level of support and encouragement she would receive from her trainer and classmates.

“Elise is a great teacher,” Reeanna said, “she always explained things thoroughly.”

Reeanna’s confidence has improved and she has a new understanding of the daily struggles her brothers face living with their disabilities. Reeanna has two brothers with autism and other mental health issues which meant she already had a lot of practical experience looking after her siblings. She even had somewhat of a head start, having already learned how to communicate effectively with them.

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Reeanna has made a whole new circle of friends and was given a vocational placement at Local Personalised Services in Bundaberg, where she now continues work on a casual basis and is really enjoying everything she's been doing.

“We were mostly visiting client's homes,” she said. “Things have gone a bit quiet with COVID, but I'm sure they'll pick up again.”

Reanna is grateful to her friends for recommending IMPACT as a training provider, and now proudly refers others to IMPACT too.

“It's really rewarding work,” she said.

If you are thinking about a Certificate III in Individual Support, or any other of our first class training courses, call us today on 4153 4233.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience to enter and stay in the workforce. It is provided by the Queensland Government.

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