Jessicah Mann describes herself a hard worker and someone who loves a good challenge – the perfect combination of qualities for someone enrolled in IMPACT Community Services' Transition to Work (TtW) program.
Jessicah, 21, found herself without a job and signed up for TtW. She was immediately impressed with the amount of support she received from the team.
“I got a major amount of support,” Jessicah said. “I was assigned an amazing mentor who helped update my resume and has it looking immaculate.
“I know that if I need anything at all, I just call and my mentor will help me out the best they can.”
The TtW team also helped Jessicah with the practicalities of living while looking for work.
“I've been fortunate enough to have six months of my rego paid to help with finances, and I've received fuel vouchers and uniform allowances to get me started.
“I am able to study a course knowing that I don’t have any underlying fees and don’t have to stress about my financials ... for 12 whole months!”
And the TtW support doesn't stop when you find a job. Jessicah receives regular check-ins from the team to see how she is doing in her part-time administration position and if there is any assistance she needs.
Jessicah said she would recommend TtW for anyone struggling to find employment.
“This program has helped me progress into what I want to do, to practice goal-setting and the incredible amount of support lets me know I’m not in this alone.
“If I face difficulties, I know that TtW is going to do everything in their power to help me and provide whatever assistance they can. It's been a major stress-reliever for me and has helped me on the right path on where I want to go.”
Jessicah is currently working towards moving into a new career. Thanks to the assistance from TtW she is dedicated to her goals and knows to ask for help if she hits any snags.
“TtW helped me out of a rut that I could see no way out of,” she said. “I've had regular chats about my future and what I want to do, without ever feeling like I have not been heard.
“I know I can ring my mentor whenever I need to source information or even just a listening ear. I am proud to be in this program, and am going to be really sad when I am no longer enrolled. I’m so happy that I found TTW.”
If you feel like you need a helping hand looking for a job, make the transition to work with IMPACT. Call us on 0429 232 653.