This is Therese. You may have recognised her on our website; one of our many clients. She is seen playing basketball, throwing the footy, and showing off her brilliant smile.
Therese has been a client of LDS for several years, alongside her siblings – and we have loved watching her thrive. So when she started working with Jigsaw to see out her employment goals, we couldn’t have been more prouder.
Recently, Therese has now been promoted at Jigsaw in a paid trainee position where she now earns the adult award wage – something she is incredibly happy about. She has goals to save up her hard earned salary to travel interstate to watch her favourite Football team play: The Adelaide Crows!
“I’m good in an office. I know about computers, I know about printers, I know about scanning and photocopying, and I know how to fix things. That’s why I like Jigsaw. I come in in the morning and work on turning old paper records into digital records for Epic Energy. I’ve done inventory, I’ve done file management, scanning and quality control.” – Therese
One of the important jobs we have at LDS is making sure we do everything we can to help our clients thrive in their homes. This includes ensuring they are living their best life, and achieving all their personal goals. Our clients are capable of so much, and we want them to feel independent and thrive in life, with the supports of empowerment.
To encourage clients to go out into the community and find themselves a job is a huge goal to achieve, and Therese has smashed it. We couldn’t be happier for her – she now has her eyes set on being a receptionist in the future. She is thriving – personally and professionally.
From recruiting good staff, ensuring we have the right training, good communication and finding ways to challenge and grow, we can ensure the best for our staff and clients.