It’s been five years since a chance encounter with Workpower led Emma Cameron to change her career path.
Now a skilled and experienced support coach, when Workpower first met Emma, she was looking to gain some experience working with children to help her with her goal of becoming a childcare worker.
“I had been looking for a job working with children and had been recommended to try the Workpower School Holiday Program. I ended up really liking it, so I decided to shift industries and work with people with disability,” said Emma.
Every day as a support coach is different, it was this variety and the love of helping people that has kept Emma in the job she loves.
“What any day looks like really depends on who you’re with. Sometimes I’m helping my customers go to performing arts programs, sometimes I’m helping them meet up with friends,” explained Emma.
“My favourite part of the job is definitely working with my customers and helping to achieve goals with them. Seeing people progress and seeing the difference you’ve made.”
“I have a customer who had stopped her job since it had become a bit much for her, but recently we’ve got her back into volunteering work. It’s something we achieved together that I’m really proud of.”
Do you think you’d be keen to work for Workpower as a support coach? Emma insists all you need is an open mind.
“A lot of people I talk to think what I do is a very tough job. Most think you have to be a special sort of person to do it. But really, a lot of people can do it, you’ve just got to open your mind up to it. You’re just helping people, there is nothing scary about that,” said Emma.
We are on the lookout for more support coaches like Emma. Are you passionate about caring for people? Find out if this is your new career, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.