We caught up with Kevin, one of our job seekers who takes part in Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Disability Employment Supports (DES). With Mai-Wel, Kevin was able to gain and maintain meaningful employment at McDonalds! Read on to hear what Kevin has to say about his journey with Mai-Wel.

“At each appointment with my Case Manager, Anthony explained how I wanted to work. He looked into many different roles for me, with some not being suitable.

“Anthony asked me if I would be interested in a role with McDonalds Cessnock. This role ticked all the boxes for me: it was close to home, the hours were great and it was explained to me that McDonalds have a fantastic training program.

“Anthony supported me in every step of the process to ensure I was prepared for the interview. I was taken through interview preparation and even had someone supporting me in the interview itself.

“At this point I was introduced to Mai-Wel’s Business Development Team, who assisted me in the process of filling out documents to start my role.

“I was also supported on my first day of work. Starting a new role can be nerve racking, so having a familiar and supportive face made me feel more at ease. Mai-Wel also assisted me in creating a checklist and flip chart to help me complete my daily tasks.

“Mai-Wel made me feel supported in every step of the process. At last Anthony introduced me to the Post-Placement Support team, where I met with Jamie who is now continuing to assist me with my employment. I felt encouraged and supported!”

Mai-Wel caught up with Kevin 6 months into his employment journey with McDonalds.

“This is the best job I’ve had,” says Kevin.

“I have always wanted to work but finding the right job in a location that is accessible to me has made it difficult. Throw in the Covid-19 lockdowns on top of that and it’s been a challenge. But I have started now and I could not be happier to have a job that I can attend and complete my tasks and job duties. Working gives me independence and helps build on my social skills as well.”

Great job Kevin!

Man in McDonalds uniform in front of McDonalds building giving two thumbs up.

Pictured: Kevin giving a thumbs up in front of McDonald’s Cessnock.

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