22 Jun
Workpower at the Aged and Community Services of WA awards!
Workpower at the Aged and Community Services of WA awards!

John Holdcroft from Workpower’s Employment Services team shares how providing recruitment support to Braemar Presbyterian Care, saw him attending the Aged and Community Services of WA (ACSWA) Excellence in Care Awards…

We began building a great relationship with Braemar Presbyterian Care in 2014. This partnership has resulted in several job seekers finding long term, rewarding employment in a variety of roles such as reception, administration, cleaning, laundry and catering positions.

We began working with Jessie who was offered an employment placement at Braemar in a cleaning role. Jessie has since moved up into a new role in Laundry and is fast approaching her 2 year anniversary working at Braemar. Jessie is a wonderful example of how this partnership between Workpower and Braemar is helping to create long-term employment opportunities for people living with disability or mental illness.

Jessie’s success is a credit to her hard work, she puts her heart and soul into her work and continues to do an amazing job, working under pressure and looking after herself and her family.

This partnership has seen Braemar named as a finalist in the Aged and Community Services of WA (ACSWA) Excellence in Care Awards and winner in the category of “Employer of Choice” for their collaboration with Workpower, which has seen an initiative to employ staff with disabilities in varied roles in Aged Care. Workpower was invited to accompany Braemar at the Awards.

Jess was really excited and honoured to be part of the reason behind Braemar’s nomination. They’ve done a great job with supporting our job seekers in sustainable employment, and have benefited from having the inclusion of people with disabilities in their workplace.

Following the award Workpower hope to continue this partnership as Braemar expand locations and create more employment opportunities for people with disability.

For more information on how you can employ someone with a disability see our recruitment flyer!

If you identify as someone with a disability or mental illness and would like support finding and keeping work, get in touch with us today!