“I love it when a plan comes together!”
A huge shout out to Pure Hair Toowoomba for leading the way in local businesses diversifying and enriching their workplace! Hannah is deaf and her first language is Auslan. Pure Hair has employed Hannah in a customer-focussed industry – hairdressing and she is thriving in it!
Pure Hair has 2 exceptional salons at Westridge Shopping Centre and The Ridge Shopping World.
Hannah’s qualities of fearlessness, enthusiasm and initiative grabbed the attention of owner, Taren. Her and salon manager, Michelle are thrilled for the tenacious and enthusiastic addition to their team! As part of Hannah’s transition into DW’s support worker, Ashlee has been interpreting for Hannah and interpreting for her with her new colleagues and clients with any adjustments that arise. Taren has both welcomed the support and enjoyed the extra communication in the salon.
We are also delighted for the team at Pure Hair who will be extending their multi-lingual skills with DW Auslan lessons to increase effectiveness of their communication with Hannah.
In addition to Ashlee’s services during Hannah’s time in the salon, the DW team is also supporting Hannah in her new position with off-site support in her training workbooks. Since English is Hannah’s second language, our team gives her learning support.
What a team! What a girl! Hannah - we are so excited to be supporting your employment and training journey and thrilled to be able to play a part in everyone expanding their linguistic skills through this experience!
(see the WIN News story on Facebook here)
Employment Connection: Vin at Help Enterprises
Joshua’s culinary skills have come a long way from learning cheese on toast! Last weekend, Joshua and his support worker Jason did a master chef day.
Joshua made a three-layered cake with strawberry cream and white chocolate sauce in middle, choc fudge chocolate cake, strawberry coulis served with chocolate coated strawberries!
Great teamwork and such great fun! …so where’s our piece, guys? 😊