Before Steven came to Campbell Page as a job seeker, he was employed with another Employment Services Provider as an Indigenous Mentor.
I was only in the role for about six months before I had had enough. I just felt like I was too restricted and couldn’t help as much as I wanted to. – Steven
After leaving his role, Steven was convinced that he did not want to go back into a job that was within the Employment Services
industry despite his assistance and drive to help people get their lives back on track. In fact, Steven didn’t even believe that Campbell Page would be able to help him because of his past experience with providers in the industry.
It was hard because I had always found a job myself. I didn’t want to be there, but that didn’t mean that I gave up. I still went to all of my appointments and applied for jobs.
Several months had passed and Steven was still unemployed, even after signing up with VTEC (Habitat) in the hope that suitable options would present themselves in the Community Services space. He was just about to enter the Work for the Dole
phase of his employment journey.
One Wednesday morning when Steven was sitting comfortably at home, he received a phone call asking him to attend an interview right away at the Campbell Page Nowra Hub
for a job as an Indigenous Candidate Coach.
Given Steven’s experience in the industry and his clear passion for helping our Indigenous community in Nowra, we couldn’t think of anyone better suited for the role. – Michael Pavia, Senior Candidate Coach
Steven got the job and was motivated to make the role his own and help people in his community find jobs.
I haven’t looked back! Even though I was sure two years ago that I did not want to work in Employment Services again, this job has changed my entire perspective of the industry. I now get to help people they way Campbell Page
helped me and I couldn’t be happier.
Steven’s story is unique yet also so similar to many of our other customers. With some determination, perseverance, guidance and tenacity – Steven is embracing a career which he loves, is able to contribute positively to his family and wider community and he looks ahead to a bright future inspiring other young individuals to live out the employment path they deserve and want.
Well done Steven and thank you for choosing to be part of our Campbell Page family – we love having you part of it!
Words by: Tiarne Pattison