Part of the Peninsula business community for over 30 years, Job Centre Australia (JCAL) are proud to partner with Everglades Country Club to provide real career opportunities for people with disability.
Strong supporters of inclusion and diversity in the workplace, Everglades Country Club, recruited Steven, who found his dream job with the club in early 2019. Steven, whose front of house role includes customer interaction and ensuring the venue operates cleanly and efficiently, by picking up glasses, wiping tables and cleaning, completed his RSA and RCG with the assistance of JCAL, before completing industry experience and gaining employment.
Well known by Everglades Country Club staff and patrons alike, Steven who has Cerebral Palsy, has long term career aspirations to work behind the bar and continue to grow within the industry. ‘I absolutely love my job. I’ve always wanted to work in hospitality, and everyone at JCAL has been so amazing in helping me achieve my end goal”, said Steven. “I enjoy working with the customers at Everglades, and I’m proud to be able go the extra mile and help them out where I can. It makes their experience, and mine, in the club more enjoyable”.
General Manager, Everglades Country Club, Ross Seabrook commends Steven, saying ‘Steve has been a welcome addition to the Everglades team. His enthusiasm and dedication to the industry and our club shines through his work. It is fantastic to see Steve build positive relationships with our customers when he’s working collecting glasses and even when he’s visiting off-duty. Steve embodies all the cultural values we uphold here at Everglades and is now an integral part of our Everglades family.’
Operating since 1990, JCAL is a nationally accredited specialist Disability Employment Partner and youth NDIS provider, located across the Central Coast in Woy Woy, Gosford, The Entrance and Wyong. JCAL partners with employers and businesses to recruit valuable team members into their workforce, recognising the significant value of individual and cultural diversity. By creating meaningful employment for people with disability, they elevate awareness, inclusion and the contribution of all people, to local communities and economies.
“It is a privilege to partner with businesses such as Everglades Country Club to fulfil their vision of an inclusive workforce and connect them with candidates seeking meaningful careers.” Kate Fraser, JCAL Area Operations Manager. “Steve is a wonderful example of a driven, hardworking candidate who, with a little help, was able to secure employment in his chosen field, and is exceeding his employers expectations. It’s also great to see and partner with local businesses who realise the benefits of a diverse workforce whilst enjoying the reputation of a being socially responsible organisation. We look forward to a continued partnership with Everglades Country Club and seeing Steven continue to grow within the industry,” Kate Fraser, JCAL Area Operations Manager.
If you are an employer that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace call us now on 4322 5511 or visit www.jobcentreaustralia.com.au.