Tracey Arnich has always wanted to help people so when she heard Workpower was hiring, she jumped at the opportunity to become a support coach.
Starting with Workpower last March, it hasn’t taken long for Tracey to form strong bonds with her customers.
“My favourite part of the job is the participants in the program, I’ve had some lovely experiences with my customers,” said Tracey.
“I was able to take one customer out to a few art exhibitions that she has competed in. In fact, she actually won one of them! That was really lovely.”
“But as a whole I’ve just had lovely experiences getting to know a diverse range of people. Every day is pretty joyous.”
Tracey may have only been working as a support coach for less than a year, but she has a long history of supporting people in need, having taught art classes for children with learning difficulties before starting her career at Workpower.
But now she can’t imagine having any other career, enjoying the difference she can make to the lives of her new customers.
“I think being a support coach is a fantastic career pathway. It can bring you a lot of personal joy, but you can also make a big difference to other people who may be more vulnerable,” explained Tracey.
“I would definitely recommend being a support coach to someone else – it’s a very rewarding career. If you genuinely want to make a difference, I think it’s definitely an industry you’d want to get into.”
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“It’s a wonderful environment – I particularly like the diversity of it. You get to meet a diverse spectrum of people. If you’re a people person, it’s a fantastic job.”