Debbie had only ever worked in one job before as she had spent most of her adult life being a full-time parent to her six children. Limited work experience and ongoing childcare responsibilities were acting as a barrier to work.
However, coaching and support from her Transitional Support Worker helped Debbie recognise and develop transferable skills learnt as a parent. Impartial information advice and guidance helped to identify of roles available that would suit her family life.
With the help of her Transitional support worker Debbie we found a role that was perfect for her. We encouraged the employer to meet candidates based on a job connector pre-screening process without the need for a CV beforehand. The Job Connector also ensured that the employer was aware of Debbie’s situation and the need to work flexibly occasionally.
Debbie has been in work for over 6 months now and feels more independent. When the Works Better team caught up with Debbie she said:
“I absolutely love working here, this job has given me so much confidence and time for myself. I haven’t worked for a long time, I’ve always just raised my children, the 16 hours a week gives me my own independence and I get to meet new people.”