Service is working wonders for Rhonda
FOR Indigenous jobseeker Rhonda Ford, finding employment that also allows her to give back to the community has not been easy.
A limited education and medical conditions made it difficult for her to find a sustainable job.
But through hard work and determination, and support along the way, Rhonda is now in a role where she can help others doing it tough in Rockingham.
Not-for-profit employment services organisation Workskil Australia helped Rhonda secure a job with WA-based Ruah Community Services in a role where she is now delivering support in a primary health care context to people with mental health conditions.
“Working in this role has brought me financial freedom and built my self-esteem,” Rhonda said. “Since I have been working in mental health, I’ve realised how well off I am.
“There are so many people in a bad place, often homeless and suffering mental health issues.
“I am also fortunate in working within a really good team.”
Rhonda is among the first cohort of jobseekers Workskil Australia has helped find work since it opened 14 new offices in WA in March.
Helping others is what Rhonda Ford has always wanted to do and with Workskil’s input, now has a job doing just that with Ruah.