Danielle finds her forever job in puppy breeding  

When Campbell Page Workforce Solutions Specialist Lidija De Koning first met Danielle Ellis, Danielle had been unemployed for 12 months.

After accessing support through Campbell Page’s Disability Employment Services program and talking through Danielle’s interests and career aspirations, Lidija was able to secure a work trial for Danielle as a kennel attendant with Lifetime Pets in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.

Things moved quickly for Danielle after the trial, offered a job almost immediately after impressing her new employers with a strong worth ethic and dedication to animals.

“Danielle is amazing – she just loves animals and is so dedicated to them. She has a really beautiful demeanour and her work ethic and passion for helping was really evident in the trial,” Ms De Koning said.

Danielle said based on her experience she’d recommend Campbell Page to any job seekers.

“I wouldn’t have got this job without support from Lidija and Campbell Page. I have continually been offered assistance and shown respect – they are so supportive,” she said.

“I will be working at Lifetime Pets ‘forever’ as I really love my position.”

Campbell Page CEO Paul Barbaro said Danielle’s journey was a motivating example of how Campbell Page is working to support clients to seize opportunities which align with their areas of passion whilst ensuring physical disability is no barrier to finding employment.

“A physical disability doesn’t have to define or limit your employment opportunities, and Danielle’s story demonstrates that with the right support and some thinking outside the box, great outcomes can be achieved,” Paul said. 

“It also just shows how employing people with a disability can be very rewarding and beneficial for your business.”

For more information on how Campbell Page can assist, visit www.campbellpage.com.au or phone 1300 139 920.

Campbell page the key to Nathaniel’s success

For Campbell Page client Nathaniel, it took some time to find the right job alignment. But he’s now been able to find employment using his electronics skills after Campell Page’s Workforce Solutions team submitted a Job Access claim to APC Technology, a South Australian-based company that design, manufacture and support world leading technology solutions for businesses.

Nathaniel works to assemble fully sealed keyboards that are used in harsh environments and are designed to stop dust and moisture getting into the boards. He is happy working with a great team of people.

“It has allowed me to be more focused, doing something getting away from home, talking to fellow colleagues,” Nathaniel said.  

“As I have been studying electronics at TAFESA, this is allowing me to put into practice my skills I have learned at TAFE and from other things I have done in my life.”

Campbell Page’s Workforce Solutions team helped Nathan secure employment after he spent a significant period searching himself without success.

“I went to Campbell Page as one of their offices was close to where I live, and therefore I didn’t need to catch any public transport, as I am unable to drive,” Nathaniel said.  

“They have helped me look for employment (and I have been looking for work in the mainstream employment), they have helped me with tips on improving my job search and other information on gaining employment which includes job preparation, interview skills, etc.”

As Nathaniel is legally blind and requires a magnifier to perform his work daily, the Campell Page Workforce Solutions team collaborated with APC Technology and Job Access to successfully fulfill Nathaniel’s specific equipment needs – and he’s been busy on the product line ever since.

I have not long ago received this magnifier – it is going to be useful in finding parts I require on the parts shelves, and making other aspects of my job easier,” he said.

Nathaniel’s employer is very happy with his work and Campbell Page look forward to an ongoing partnership with APC Technology.

“A physical disability doesn’t have to define or limit your employment opportunities, and Nathaniel is a perfect example that with a little help, employing people with a disability can be very rewarding and beneficial for your business,” Campbell Page CEO Paul Barbaro said.

“It’s something we see every day at Campbell Page, and stories like Nathaniel’s make me so proud of what our team and our clients can achieve together.”

For more information on how Campbell Page can assist, visit www.campbellpage.com.au or phone 1300 139 920.

Campbell Page Celebrates Young Indigenous Filmmakers at Documentary Premiere

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Not-for-profit employment and community service provider Campbell Page hosted a premiere on Friday for documentary films made for the My Voice, My Journey First Nations Youth Leadership Program.

The program, funded by the NSW Government’s ‘Our Region, Our Voice’ Regional Youth Investment Program, empowers young First Nations people to build confidence and cultural identity while creating a platform for their voices to be heard. 

Participants in the program showcased their first two documentaries as well as played key roles in hosting the event’s 200 plus attendees, which included the filmmakers’ friends and families, government representatives including Mayor Mathew Hatcher and Fiona Phillips MP, as well as philanthropic organisation representatives and supporters.

“The involvement of our young people throughout the evening reflects the value of the My Voice, My Journey Program in helping to reduce shame and build confidence through their culture and connection to Country,” My Voice, My Journey Program Founder and Manager, Todd Chatfield, said. “The fact that our young people were so involved in the evening and were not afraid to show who they are in front of a large crowd speaks volumes as to how far they have come. That confidence embodied by the young people flows through to all the community, and we are very proud of all our young people.”

Campbell Page and The VERTO Group remain deeply committed to empowering youth and fostering leadership skills in Indigenous communities. Hosting events such as this represents a continued dedication to providing platforms for the voices of young leaders to be heard and celebrated.

“We are grateful to have shared this remarkable evening and to have celebrated the achievements of inspiring young leaders,” Campbell Page CEO Gail O’Donnell said. 

“The event showcased immense talent as well as the importance of creating platforms for young Indigenous leaders to share their voice. We are immensely proud of the fantastic work that Campbell Page does to support this vision.”