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People Success Stories

 

 

Receiving positive feedback from our supported employees is one of the most rewarding aspects of our business.  

Here are just a few of our success stories from our wonderful supported employees.

  

 

Bianca

After struggling with fluctuating work for years, Bianca sought something stable and rewarding. Bianca’s mum found an ad for Mobo Group in the newspaper and suggested that Bianca try it out. 

 

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Now, after two years, Bianca works alongside her husband and appreciates the independence and value that Mobo Group brings to her life. She is glad she took the initial chance and tried something new because she now feels confident in her role and doesn’t look back.
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Kelvin

Kelvin had passed a cleaning services course but had difficulty securing employment. He felt that many organisations were worried about taking on an employee with a disability.

 

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Despite this, he was committed to finding a job. After seeing an ad in the paper for Mobo Group, Kelvin applied and was offered a job. Coming from a manufacturing background, Kelvin felt most comfortable in assembly work. Now, over five years on, Kelvin demonstrates impressive productivity and says that he feels like he accomplishes a lot every day. Keeping active stimulates both his physical and mental health, and he reports that working has made him a happier person.
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Brian

Brian had been looking for a job with a recruitment agency for some time. He was only looking for something temporary at first that was easily accessible by bus from his home in 

 

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Tranmere. After commencing work at Mobo Group, he was surprised as a month, six months and then a year passed by in no time at all.He found that instead of having to go to work, he wanted to come to work. Now, ten years on, Brian still loves the atmosphere and work environment at Mobo Group. He finds the team flexible and helpful, so much so that at the end of the day sometimes he doesn’t want to go home. He’s got a close group of friends and feels like the work is really tailored to suit his skills, and particularly enjoys making boxes and labeling.
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Jesse

Jesse was unsatisfied with his previous employer, he did not enjoy the work environment and found it difficult to commute to work. He heard about Mobo Group through friends and now works here 

 

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four days a week. His favourite job at Mobo Group is packaging, however he enjoys a range of tasks including linen folding and sorting. Jesse has made lots of friends at Mobo Group, and enjoys the neat and tidy work environment. He believes that working here has increased his confidence, and he has developed lots of valuable skills through the wide variety of jobs he does. Outside of Mobo Group, Jesse has an extremely busy social life. He enjoys weekly activities such as dancing with Dance Down, ten-pin bowling, swimming, going to the gym, shopping and cooking. Jesse loves his job here at Mobo Group and would recommend becoming a supported employee to all his friends.
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Genelle

Genelle has worked at Mobo Group Oakden since 2015. She used to love saying hello to everyone when she would drop her housemate off each day, so when her support staff encouraged Genelle to 

 

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apply for a position she was very excited. Genelle is now very busy, working at Mobo Group four days a week. She loves the wide variety of jobs Mobo Group offer but her favourite is working in the Food Rooms. Genelle recently attended the NDIS launch here in South Australia, where she was able to hear the Premier, Jay Weatherill, speak about the new disability scheme and looks forward to the benefits the scheme may bring her to make more choice about her future. Genelle has been very thankful for the opportunities that Mobo Group has provided her. She has been able to broaden her skills and confidence, while working amongst her friends in an environment that appreciates her hard work. Gennelle has since set herself the goal on enrolling at university. She plans to undertake Women’s Studies at Flinders University in 2019.
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Ryan

Ryan joined the team at Mobo Group in 2002 and has been with us for fifteen years. He works three days a week and enjoys a variety of jobs including packaging, counting and sorting products. During 

 

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his days off, Ryan likes to play cricket and goes tenpin bowling twice a week. He loves hamburgers, the colour yellow, singing songs and watching the Karate Kid movies. Ryan also enjoys watching sports, particularly the footy as he barracks for the Crows and Port Power, as well as tennis, with his favourite player being Andy Roddick. Ryan is proud to have become a part of the Mobo Group family and he has made many friends throughout his time with us. He would recommend working at Mobo Group to his friends outside the business, and to anyone else interested in supported employment, as he loves his job.
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Emma

In the past, Emma had difficulties maintaining employment due to her inability to learn tasks at the pace desired by her managers. As such, she only lasted a couple of months at previous jobs as 

 

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she felt uncomfortable working in an environment where she wasn’t supported. 

When she joined Goolwa Salvage and Save she instantly felt comfortable due to the quality of people she was surrounded by. She was learning new and relevant skills each day, assigned tasks that were suited to her capabilities and had an ample amount of support that enabled her to continue working for as long as she needed. Working with other employees who have also experienced many problems finding and maintaining employment made her feel at ease and more accepted in the workplace. 

Now 7 years on, Emma is constantly learning and has significantly increased confidence with customers and with colleagues. She has also completed a computer course during work hours that has taught her new and practical skills which she can also use in her life outside of employment. Since working at Goolwa Salvage and Save she has been able to save up enough money to purchase a brand new car. Having a job that motivates her to be more focused in life, have a routine and most of all get out of bed each day to earn money makes her feel a sense of achievement as she looks back at where she came from.
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