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Meet Patrick, our Office Support for our NDIS team.
Initially, Patrick came to Forrest Personnel as a work placement through school. At that time, he really enjoyed working in the disability sector and being in an environment that helps those living with disability find a job.
At the time, he also worked in his parent’s wrecking yard business – helping his mum answer phone calls, filing, interacting with customers, and doing general administration work.
Having these skills helps Patrick in his current role with our NDIS team at Forrest Personnel and he says he’s really happy to be now working in an organisation that supports people with disability find work.
“I’ve always wanted to help other people living with disability to find work as I understand exactly what it’s like with a disability, so I understand what their challenges are. I remember sending my resume off to seven different businesses in one day and getting nowhere, it’s quite disheartening,” he says.
Patrick has been working in the NDIS team for several months, working five days a week from 9am-1.30pm each day.
When asked what he loves about his job, Patrick says “having a job makes my home life and my mental health more positive than it was before, as well as financially … I feel like I’m out busy doing something and I’m learning skills at the same time. I’m now part of the working community and I don’t feel like I’m at a disadvantage anymore … I feel included in society.”
Forrest Personnel is also delighted to be supporting Patrick in undertaking his Certificate III in Business Administration.