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Solomon's Story

Solomon’s Story

Employment Solutions Client

Solomon faced homelessness, unemployment, and mental health challenges after moving to Tasmania from Ghana. Despite facing many obstacles, he refused to give up and moved to Adelaide hoping for a fresh start.

Although he applied for hundreds of jobs, Solomon received no response, leaving him feeling invisible, until he joined the Employment Solutions program.

From homelessness to employment: Solomon’s inspiring story

Solomon was able to express himself freely with his Wellbeing Coach who provided culturally sensitive and trauma-informed support. Solomon’s Wellbeing Coach assisted him with processing his experiences and developing strategies to strengthen his resilience and mental health, along with connections to other community services.

While his wellbeing improved, Solomon worked with his Career Coach to identify his interest in working in mining, a dynamic industry with growth and training opportunities. He acquired several certificates and was mentored on job applications and interviews.

Solomon now works as a trade assistant and his manager is thoroughly impressed by his excellent work ethic. He continues to plan for the future to support his employment pathway in mining and has ambitions to buy a house and have a family.

This program is special because young people like me that are stuck can come here and find someone that thoroughly listens and pays attention to their needs.

 

My life has changed greatly; I feel more in control of my emotions and confident in doing the things I need by myself.
This program has given me back the trust in myself to accomplish my goals.

Guiding Solomon into the Australian workforce required a person-centred approach that recognised his unique barriers, and adjusted support according to his needs at the time.

I had lost the direction of my life, but now I feel the way I approach my life has positively changed. I hope this program lasts forever.

Solomon’s journey proves that with the right support, anyone can overcome their challenges and achieve their dreams.


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Career Coaches in our Employment Solutions program will guide you along the entire journey towards employment, including supporting you with job searching, writing resumes and preparing for interviews.

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