Breaking barriers to employment success

Wayne Difford, 48, has been working at Binnorie Dairy for over 6 months providing extensive support in labelling, packaging and general duties.

After 10 years working in a supported employment role within the wine sector, Wayne had limited experience in open employment and found it difficult to obtain employment suited to his needs.

Wayne was then left unemployed and out of the workforce for approximately 6 months after trialling employment with multiple agencies.

Being unemployed for a lengthy amount of time had its challenges for Wayne for example re-entering the workforce, limited work experience and lacking confidence within himself after failed opportunities at previous agencies.

After dealing with numerous employment providers Wayne decided to try Mai-Wel Labourforce Solutions.  Wayne had received positive feedback from a current participant that had secured employment as part of the Mai-Wel program.

Wayne said, “I also would definitely recommend Mai-Wel Labourforce Solutions to friends and others looking for work and support in doing so”.

Mai-Wel undertook an active role that identified Wayne’s barriers to work, assessed his skills, and discussed suitable employment goals and Wayne’s career aspirations.

Difficulties were overcome by maintaining regular contact, attending workshops and activities that improved his confidence, motivation and interpersonal skills for the return into the workforce.

Wayne returned to the workforce after he was successful in securing a role at Binnorie Dairy.  His skills where matched with his previous work history that focused on individual needs and requirements for both parties involved.  Wayne is now thriving in his position and feeling confident in his work.

He said “The main focus is to deliver the highest quality and productivity during his work hours and just being able to enjoy the work that I do”.

“I now look forward to going to work not only to fulfil my duties, I enjoy the social interaction and being around people who are supportive and kind, that’s really important to me”, He said.

The agency will provide continuous support to deliver positive outcomes and ensure a successful and rewarding career.