When Maria came to our team, she was looking for a little help. She had spent the last 25 years caring for her family full time, and needed to get back into the workforce.
While she had been volunteering for 20 years, she didn’t have much recent and relevant work experience outside of being a caretaker. It was very important to find employment where she could support her family and earn a living, but also be flexible for her to still care them and work with her child care.
With the help of her case manager, Maria set a short-term goal to get some more training and relevant work experience. This would help her reach her long term goal of working in a ministry full time.
With a lot of hard work and dedication, Maria graduated from our office professionals course. After graduating, Maria was determined to find a job she was passionate about that fit with her lifestyle. She worked with her team and developed a new resume.
Before long she found employment with SEEK, where she works in HR and as a translator. We know Maria will go far in her career, and we can’t wait to watch her keep achieving her dreams!
Are you a caregiver looking to get back into the workforce? Learn more about how we can help here.