Support Worker Stephen
When he’s not busy featuring as one of Maxima’s Employable Heroes, Stephen Wright, Joblink Customer from SA, is working at Key Assets as a Support Worker for children in foster care, a role which he describes as a ‘true blessing’.
Stephen tried a few different roles over the years but felt the conditions were too much for him to adjust to and so he struggled to maintain any ongoing employment. Stephen turned to Maxima for support and he was pleasantly surprised when things started to pan out successfully and his confidence grew.
“Maxima sold me better than I could sell myself, they knew what I was capable of. They worked hard to get me noticed, and I had to do my part to be successful.”
With the extra support offered by his Maxima Consultant at hand, and when the right employment opportunity came along, Stephen felt it was a good opportunity for him to pursue.
Since he started with Maxima, Stephen has gone from strength to strength. In just over a year, he has transitioned from part-time to full-time employment at Key Assets, and says, that without a doubt, this is ‘the best job he’s ever had’.
“Being there for the children is priceless and whilst I am there to care and nurture them, I also get that back in return… My colleagues are so nurturing and supportive. They have really helped me to grow into the position,” he tells us.
Stephen regards Maxima as his ‘extended family’, and he expresses his gratitude for the support he’s received to help get him to where he is now, working in a role where even on a bad day, he ‘loves coming to work’.
“I have been with other providers in the past and they didn’t provide the same wholesome caring environment as Maxima… Without the support of Maxima, I wouldn’t be here right now.”
“I have just come off the books recently which was my choice. I don’t need their support anymore, but I know that if I ever did in the future, Maxima would be there for me.”