For 37-year-old Raymond Jones, a combination of physical and mental health issues forced an end to his work as a labourer and forklift driver.
Along with his health concerns, Raymond also battled some memory loss issues as a side effect of medications he was taking.
With the support of his MAX team in Ipswich, Raymond was able to look to the future and identify alternative career paths that might suit him and his strengths, while also working within the limitations of his health.
With physical labour out and Raymond admitting he didn’t want to work with computers, his consultant Nicole suggested a career in security.
Raymond was keen and with his MAX team cheering him on, he diligently completed a Certificate III in Security Operations at Asset College.
With the right qualifications, the right attitude and support to update his resume, Raymond was ready to re-enter the workforce.
Raymond’s MAX team recommended him for a role at DSA Security and he was successful in landing the position.
His consultant Nicole Woodward continued to support Raymond as he started his new position, helping his new employer Stacey Dwyer at DSA understand Raymond’s health issues and developing a plan that would give him the best chance of success in the role.
Now he’s in work, Raymond is supported by MAX In-Work Support officer Peter Jeffrey who is available to assist Raymond and Stacey for as long as needed.
Stacey has been nothing but supportive of Raymond and it shows when Raymond shares about his experience with DSA.
Stacey reflects on the changes she’s seen in Raymond since he first started at DSA.
The MAX team in Ipswich is delighted to have been part of Raymond’s journey into a new career with a supportive and successful local employer.
Congratulations to Raymond and thank you to DSA for partnering with us to give every person, every chance.