Overview by Framework Group Case Manager – Bianca Perkins
By way of background - Mr Adam Potter was referred to Framework to commence return to work activities. Mr Potter had sustained a shoulder injury whilst working as a Furniture Removalist, and had been out of the workforce for approximately twelve months due to his injury. It was determined that he could not return to his pre-injury employer due to his injury, thus Framework identified suitable vocations for Mr Potter and provided job seeking support to assist him achieve his return to work goal.
We canvassed for a work trial and found a local employer, Kalyx Australia, who were willing to accommodate him. Mr Potter underwent a successful four week work trial which was sponsored by WorkCover and at the completion of the work trial the employer indicated interest in employing Mr Potter. Framework met with Kalyx and offered them the WorkCover JobCover Placement Program (JPP). This program offers eligible employers financial incentives to employ workers who cannot return to work with their pre-injury employer. Mr Potter commenced full time employment with Kalyx Australia as part of the JPP and at the end of the twelve month program he was offered a permanent position.
Comment from Sue McGregor, Director of Kalyx Australia Pty Ltd:
"I thought I would let you know that as of 5 minutes ago Adam Potter is employed as a full time permanent employee of Kalyx. We have just offered him a job and he accepted. How exciting!!! A great success story for you and your program/business.
Adam has been an absolute delight from day 1. No job was ever a chore, he has a great attitude and willingness to get the job done as well as a lot of personal pride as demonstrated by his presentation and his clean car!! I hope you too have seen a personal growth in Adam as his confidence has improved along the way.
Cheers and thanks for the great recommendation."
Comment from Adam Potter:
"I wasn't sure how I would go about re-joining the workforce as I was not able to perform full duties. Framework were there to help me through the process and located the work trial for me. They helped me find a job that was suitable for me given my skills and limitations with my shoulder. I absolutely love my new job, they're a really nice group of people to work with."