Meet Kathy, a finance officer at Many Rivers Regional Housing
Kathy explains how she has taken on an unexpected challenge and enjoys it. “I never thought I would be doing finance work, but here I am, and I’m enjoying it,” she tells me with a bright smile.
But Kathy’s journey to this point was a full one. “Although I was unemployed for a long time, since 2011, I was busy,” she reveals. After having her son, Kathy stepped into community work for ten years, helping revive the Aboriginal community’s language and cultural practices in the area. However, when her husband’s health worsened, she had to switch roles and get back into the workforce quickly.
Finding the right support was key
Unfortunately, her previous job agency didn’t deliver the cultural support Kathy needed, which made the transition challenging. “It was saddening,” she admits. But Kathy didn’t give up. She reached out for help and found Leslie Williams, who assisted with the community work. Kathy then connected with TURSA. Kathy said she “Found a supportive agency in TURSA“. Helping her put her volunteer hours towards her employment commitments and even assisting her secure work within the Aboriginal community again.
Focusing on two key areas TURSA was able to assist with individualised support for Kathy to build her confidence needed and provided cultural alignment to her job goals.
Life has improved
Since joining Many Rivers Regional Housing, Kathy’s life has improved. She can now support her kids in more ways, both financially and educationally. Plus, living in a rural area, having a reliable car is essential, and her job has helped her and her family through some tough times.
Through it all, Kathy’s positive attitude and determination have shone through. She’s taken on a new challenge and is thriving, proving that it’s never too late to try something new and make a positive change in your life.
About Port Macquarie – New South Wales
Port Macquarie is a charming coastal town located in the mid-north coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It’s a popular destination for tourists, offering a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages.
Beaches are one of the main draws of Port Macquarie, and there are plenty of them to choose from. Some of the most popular beaches include Town Beach, Flynn’s Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and Shelly Beach. Each one offers a unique experience, from surfing and swimming to relaxing in the sun.
You can step into the TURSA office conveniently located at Palm Court, Shop 1/14 Short St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 T: (02) 6583 5799